How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

This guide will show you how to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10 and iOS 11. Apple adds the ability to remove stock apps from the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 10 update and it’s still available in iOS 11.

You can’t technically delete stock iPhone apps since they will still take up some space on your iPhone — but you can finally remove them from your iPhone home screen and remove some of the data.

You must install the iOS 10 update for this to work. This is a free update for the iPhone 5 and up. It also works on the iPad and on the iPod touch 6th generation where you can delete stock Apple apps as well.

How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

Deleting stock iPhone apps is as easy as deleting a regular iPhone app. You cannot delete every iPhone app with this update, but you can delete most of them.

To delete the stock iPhone apps, press and hold on an app on your iPhone until the app icons start to wiggle and a small x appears.

You need to then tap on the X and if needed tap to confirm that you want to delete the app from your iPhone.

How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.
How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.

When you remove stock iPhone apps from your iPhone, you also remove user related data and configuration files. This may also impact your Apple Watch functionality.

Here are the stock iPhone apps you can delete. If you delete all of these iPhone apps you will only get 150MB of additional space.

  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

Removing these iPhone apps will also remove them from your Apple Watch, will remove some features from CarPlay and may remove features from the Notification Center. Removing the Calculator app will also remove it from the Control Center.

How to Re-Install Stock iPhone Apps

After you remove the stock iPhone apps, you can re-install them without restoring your iPhone.

How to re-install stock iPhone apps.
How to re-install stock iPhone apps.

Open the App Store on your iPhone and then search for the app you want to re-install. Tap on the cloud with a down arrow icon to install it.

Wait while the iPhone app downloads and installs to your home screen. Once this happens you can use the app.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11 & iOS 11.0.3

What's New in iOS 11.0.3

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What's New in iOS 11.0.3

The latest iOS 11 update includes all of the security fixes and new iOS 11 features that are built into iOS 11, but it adds on with many other fixes. Here is a look at what's new in iOS 11.0.3 and what it means for you. 

 - Fixes audio and haptic feedback problems on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. 

 - Fixes issue on iPhone 6s where touch failed due to non genuine Apple parts. 

Apple also warns that non-genuine displays may not work correctly, which sounds scary, but this update should actually improve the quality of how your iPhone works with third party displays that some shops will use to fix a broken iPhone screen. 

The iOS 11.0.3 update also includes the same fixes from iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.1 including;

 - Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices 

 - Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden 

 - Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open

 - Bug fixes and performance updates

 - Security updates

If you are already on iOS 11, it is a smart idea to install the iOS 11.0.3 update so you have the latest fixes for what is a pretty buggy update overall. 

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