Apple Now Allows You To Delete 23-Built-In Apps That You Do Not Care About

Apple finally allows you to remove/delete the stock Apple apps which you do not care about.
Apple in its official blog states,
“When you remove a built-in app from your Home screen, you also remove any related user data and configuration files. This can affect things like related system functions or information on your Apple Watch.”
The process is similar to removing any other app. All you need to do is to tap on the app until it jiggles, and then tap on ’x’. The 23 apps which you can now remove from your home screen are mentioned below:
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch
  • Weather
Apple in its blog says that the above apps take only 150 MB of your device's memory, altogether. The company states,
“The apps built into iOS are designed to be very space efficient, so all of them together use less than 150 MB.”
The company also goes on to state the following, in its official blog:
  • If you remove Contacts, all your contact information will remain in the Phone app.
  • If you remove the FaceTime app, you can still make and receive FaceTime calls in Contacts and the Phone app.
  • If you remove the iBooks, Maps, Music, or Podcast apps, they won’t be available to use with CarPlay.
  • If you try to remove the Watch app from an iPhone that’s paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your Apple Watch before you can remove the app.
You can also restore the apps that you have removed, by searching them in the App Store and downloading them like any other app.

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