You'll Soon Be Able To Delete Pre-Installed IPhone Apps

Posted: Jun 14 2016, 1:05pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

You'll Soon Be Able to Delete Pre-Installed iPhone Apps
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Apple unveiled a new feature yesterday that has all of the internet abuzz. At the Worldwide Developers Conference in California, yesterday, which we've already covered but people didn't seem to recognize, they announced that people will be able to delete the apps that we haven't been able to before. Siri will also be improved Siri that will work with apps like Uber, Whatsapp, and even on Macs.

For some reason, they skipped over this new ability, even though it has been one that a lot of people have been wanting. Beta testers were the ones to notice it

The "stock" apps including things like Find Friends, Tips, Stocks, Compass, and a few others. There are 18 pre-installed apps, a majority of which we don't actually use, though some of them we do. For instance, no one will delete the phone app or mail. For people who don't have an Apple Watch, the Health apps aren't all that useful.

Apple really handled the whole situation really weirdly, perhaps because they would have to admit that there were wrong about something.

To delete most apps, users will hold down the app until an "x" appears in the top left corner. There were always some that didn't give you those chances, however.

A few Twitter users even showed what would happen if you deleted a pre-installed app and need to use it:

Apple is expected to release the new iPhone in the autumn, which is exactly when iOS 10 will be available.

Some of the other new features include emoji tap, where you can replace words with an emoji, and a new iMessage that allows you to book cabs, order food, and even transfer money.

Apple's Craig Federighi called iOS 10 "our biggest release ever".

So which app are you going to delete first?

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