iOS 10 will let you remove built-in apps from the Home screen

iOS 10 will let you remove built-in apps from the Home screen

The recently-announced iOS 10 brings much to the table that they didn’t have the time to discuss everything during the keynote speech. But posted on their support page website is another feature of the new software that lets you remove built-in apps right from the Home screen.


Below are the following apps that you can remove to declutter your Home screen:


  • 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 app
  • Weather

Of course, removing important apps will affect other paired functionalities. The website gives a few samples:

  1. If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, removing an app from your iPhone Home screen also removes that app from your Apple Watch Home screen.
  2. If you remove the Podcasts app from your Home screen, Podcasts won’t be available with CarPlay.
  3. If you remove the Stocks or Weather app from your Home screen, stocks and weather won’t be available elsewhere. For example, you won’t see stocks and weather information in Notification Center on your iPhone or as Complications or Glances on your Apple Watch.
  4. If you remove the Calculator app, the calculator won’t appear in Control Center.

Removing the built-in app is pretty much like removing an ordinary app — just touch and hold it until it jiggles and tap X to delete. In case you change your mind, it’s always in the App Store ready for download.

iOS users, do you see this as a good thing to tidy up your Home screen or these extra apps don’t really matter to you?


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. bryan oliver says:

    Ito na yung update na gusto kong mangyari, sa wakas!

  2. just sayin' says:

    wow! nauna pa silang gumawa nyan compared sa google… kudos to apple!

  3. Pia says:

    For freeing up more storage. Finally ????????

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