iOS 10 Will Let You Delete the Dreaded Stock Apps
Apple's even letting you bid farewell to the Maps app.
A lot of changes, both good and bad, have come with Apple’s announcement of the iOS 10 software update. The good include handwritten messages, redesigned maps, and our absolute favorite: the ability to delete the iPhone’s collection of included apps.
If the built-in Apple Maps app drives you crazy, you never leave home without a real-life Compass, or the Stocks app is your nightmares incarnate, you can finally delete them from your phone—along with 20 other stock apps.
Because banishing these standard apps to a folder on your home screen isn’t enough, the iOS update now lets you delete them through the same process you’d use to remove any other app.
Press and hold an app's icon until it shakes, then tap the X that appears in the corner.
For the full list of apps now up for deletion, check out The Next Web’s thorough rundown.
Worried about deleting the Find Friends or Tips app (yes, we had forgotten those existed, too) and regretting it later? Every app is available for download through the App Store, though you could lose any data you saved on those apps.
Unfortunately, if you delete the FaceTime app, your parents will still be able to send you FaceTime calls. We’re not saying you have to answer.
Melanie Lieberman is the Associate Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.