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How To Delete Apps On iPhone Including Apple Default Apps

In this tutorial we will show you how you can delete any app on your iPhone, including the default Apple Apps like the stock app. For many years people wanted to uninstall apps that came preinstalled on your iPhone but were never able to, because Apple did not allow to delete standard iPhone apps. This changed with iOS 10. We will show you which apps you can delete, how easily it can be done and how you can reinstall them if you do need them again.


You can uninstall regular apps with an iOS version, but if you want to uninstall the standard Apple apps you need to have iOS 10 or newer running on your iPhone. If you are not running iOS 10 yet but still want to get rid of those annoying never used default apps than we can suggest our trick on how to hide app icons read more…

Standard Apps That Can Be Deleted

Most of the default Apple apps on your iPhone can be uninstalled completely with iOS 10, meaning you will also delete the user data and configuration seetings of those apps.

At the same time you will free up memory space, even though Apple says that all those apps together do not take up more than 150 megabyte of memory. So this is not a trick to free up memory space but rather to get rid of those annoying unused app icons on your Homescreen.

The following default apps can be deleted:

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

Delete Apps

The process of deleting a default Apple App with iOS 10 is no different than uninstalling apps from other sources that you downloaded of the Apple App Store. And this is how you do it_

Tap on any app icon on your Homescreen and hold until all the app icons start wiggling around and little x-symbols show up in the upper left corner of each app icon. Tap on this little x of the app you want to uninstall and thus removed from your Homescreen. You have to confirm that you are really sure you want to delete that app by tapping “Remove”.

To finish and exit the delete mode and to get back to your regular Homescreen you have to press the Home-Button.

Reinstall Deleted Apps

If you want to reinstall one of the default apps or any other app that you have deleted you just have to open up the app store, search for the desired app and download it again.