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How to Delete Those Dumb Default Apple Apps on Your iPhone

Published On 01/19/2016 Published On 01/19/2016

We all have our own distinct methods when it comes to organizing our iPhone apps, but there is one thing that unites us all: the burning desire to delete those lame, unused default apps Apple won't let you remove. Lookin' at you, Stocks and Tips.

But there's good news! A savvy YouTuber seems to have finally discovered the secret to striking them from your screen.

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Here's how to conceal those default apps you never use, or any other ones you simply prefer weren't visible to prying eyes:

  • Create a folder containing all the apps you'd like to ditch
  • Open the folder, and press and hold one of the apps so they all jiggle
  • Drag one app into the blank third page of the folder
  • Without lifting your finger off the app icon, tap the Home button and watch the app disappear
  • Repeat for each remaining app in the folder until the folder is gone


There are a couple things to note here, though. For one, the apps may no longer be visible but you'll still be able to access them with a Spotlight search. Also, apps you hide will unfortunately return to their original position on your screen the next time you restart your phone. Damn you, iBooks!

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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist. The only times he's launched the Stocks app have been purely accidental.

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