Delete Stock Apps from iOS 10: All You Need to Know


No matter how you build your very own mobile platform but it always looks smaller in front of iOS. Apple always try to produce such a mobile platform that can be used by any kind of people and they are pretty much successful as iOS is being used by millions of people of different fields. Recently, Apple has introduced iOS 10 at WWDC 2016. Not only iOS 10 but also we have got several things including new OS for Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch etc. The best part is all of those things are having great features and better performance.

Although, iOS 10 is about to come with many new features, yet, most of the people are happy because it has the option to delete stock apps from iOS 10. Yes! Previously, it was not possible to uninstall stock apps of iOS. Nevertheless, now this is 100% possible to remove Apple apps from iOS device running iOS 10.

Remove Stock Apps from iOS 10

It was a big event and Apple has proclaimed several things about their new inclusions. However, it seems Apple has forgot to mention this great feature. Previously, it was not noticed by most of the people. However, now TheVerge has confirmed that user can uninstall or remove system apps from iOS 10 device. Following that, Apple has published a support page, which shows how to delete apps and what are the apps can be deleted.


Earlier, it was not possible for regular users, Jailbroken iOS users had an option though. However, now, anybody, who has an iOS 10 device can uninstall any unnecessary app from the mobile.

16GB iPhone users often face a problem due to low storage. Whenever, you want to store more files and update your OS, it will show you low storage warning. At this point, Apple was indirectly asking users to upgrade your mobile. However, some people just buy an iPhone to test it. For them, it was a hectic job.

But, as Apple has introduced this feature, you would be able to get more free space by removing stock iOS apps from iPhone or iPad.

List of apps that can be deleted

Although, Apple has introduced this feature but not all apps can be removed from your mobile. There are some apps what are deeply integrated into your mobile. However, the following apps can be uninstalled.

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts1
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music2
  • News3
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app4
  • Weather

If you delete the Contacts app, your contacts will be found in Phone app. If you delete Music app, it will not be available in CarPlay. You will have to unpair your Apple Watch before removing the Apple Watch app from your iPhone. There are few other things what you should keep in mind while removing system apps.

How to delete stock apps from iOS 10?

This is very easy and there is nothing new. That means, just tap and hold any app on the home screen until you find the movement. Therefore, tap on the corresponding cross sign to remove the app.

That’s it! This is as simple as said.