Attention Apple users! Have you ever wished to get rid of those built-in Apple apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch that you never use? Well, guess what?
Your wish has been granted! With the latest software updates, you can now delete some of the built-in Apple apps from your devices. Not only does this declutter your home screen, but it also frees up some valuable storage space. So, get ready to learn how to delete those unwanted apps and take back control of your device!
Breaking News: You Can Now Delete Built-in Apple Apps from Your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch!
Apple users, rejoice! With the latest iOS 14 or later, iPadOS, and watchOS 9.4 or later updates, you can finally say goodbye to some of the built-in Apple apps that have been taking up precious space on your devices.
You heard that right – you can now delete some of the built-in apps that come with your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. But what does this mean for you? Let’s dive into the details.
What Built-in Apple apps you can delete from iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
First, which built-in apps can you delete from your iPhone or iPad? The list includes Activity, Apple Books, Apple TV, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Files, Find My, Health, Home, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Measure, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Shortcuts, Stocks, Tips, Translate, TV, Voice Memos, Wallet, and Watch app.
For Apple Watch users, you can delete Activity, Depth, Emergency Siren, Find My, Heart Rate, Maps, Wallet, Workout, and World Clock.
To delete a built-in app from your device, simply touch and hold the app, tap Remove App from the shortcut menu, and then tap Delete App from the submenu. For Apple Watch, press the Digital Crown, touch and hold the display until the View Options screen appears, tap Edit Apps, tap the Delete button on the app that you want to delete, then tap Delete App to confirm.
How to Delete a built-in Apple app from your device [Step-by-Step Guide]
For iPhone or iPad
- Hold down the app you want to delete.
- Tap “Remove App” from the shortcut menu.
- Tap “Delete App” from the submenu.
- If you have an Apple Watch, deleting the app from your iPhone will also remove it from your watch.
For Apple Watch
- Press the Digital Crown to view all your apps.
- Hold down the app you want to delete.
- Tap “Edit Apps”.
- Tap the Delete button on the app you want to remove.
- Confirm by tapping “Delete App”.
- Press the Digital Crown to finish.
If you delete a built-in app from your Apple Watch that’s also on your iPhone, it won’t be deleted from your iPhone.
Easy as that! Say goodbye to those built-in apps taking up precious space on your device.
But what happens when you delete a built-in app from your device? Here are some things to keep in mind:
- If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, deleting an app from your iPhone also deletes that app from your Apple Watch.
- If you delete the Podcasts app from your device, Podcasts won’t be available with CarPlay.
- If you delete the Stocks or Weather app from your device, stocks and weather won’t be available elsewhere.
- If you delete the Calculator app, the calculator won’t appear in Control Center.
- If you delete the Heart Rate app from your Apple Watch, high heart rate, low heart rate, irregular rhythm, and cardio fitness notifications won’t be available in your Health Checklist.
How to restore a built-in Apple app that you deleted
- Go to the App Store on your device.
- Search for the app using the exact name.
- Hit the Redownload button.
- Wait for the app to restore, then open it from your Home Screen.
If you have an Apple Watch, the restored app will also appear on it.
To restore an affected functionality, simply add the built-in app back to your device. To do this, go to the App Store, search for the app, tap the Redownload button, wait for the app to restore, then open it from your Home Screen.
It’s worth noting that not all built-in apps can be deleted. For instance, you cannot delete Safari, Messages, Photos, and Phone. But hey, being able to delete some built-in apps is still a big win for Apple users.
In conclusion, the ability to delete built-in apps from your Apple devices is a long-awaited feature that many users have been asking for. It allows you to free up space on your device and remove clutter from your home screen. With the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily delete and restore built-in apps on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
We hope this article has been helpful, and if it has, please consider sharing it with your friends and family who may also find it useful. And if you want more information or have additional questions, please visit Apple’s official support website.
So, what are you waiting for? Free up some space on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch by deleting those built-in apps that you don’t use. Your device will thank you for it!