Many Preinstalled iOS Apps Such as 'Stocks' Now Deletable in iOS 10

During today's keynote, Apple released several new apps into the App Store under their developer account. The apps are all stock iOS apps that presently come pre-installed under iOS 9.

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The list includes:

- Weather
- Stocks
- Mail
- Maps
- Notes
- Voice Memos
- Watch
- Music
- FaceTime
- iTunes Store
- Calendar
- Contacts
- Videos
- Calculator
- Compass
- Tips

If you try to download an existing iOS app, the "Get" button is greyed out, indicating you already have the app. Several readers have confirmed that you can now delete these apps in iOS 10, and later redownload them from the App Store. Apple could also choose to upgrade the apps from the App Store rather than waiting for iOS updates.

Tag: iOS 10


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26 months ago
Soooo if you uninstall let's say the mail app, will iOS ask you what to complete the action with? Since alot of Apple apps reley on the standard installed apps, what happens when one or several are gone?
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26 months ago
Can't wait to remove ALL those apps.
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26 months ago
Finally they can update stock apps specifically without releasing a whole new iOS version.
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26 months ago
Why didn't Apple talk about this? Why did they spend so much time on useless emoji?
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26 months ago
yet, apple tips continues to be unremovable
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26 months ago
Looks like another step towards eventually allowing default third party apps. That would've been a big announcement today, though. Maybe iOS 11. But maybe they saved this announcement for the fall release, just incase it wasn't ready.

This could just be an easier way to update the built-in apps without having to update the entire iOS.
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26 months ago
omg FINALLY
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26 months ago
I wonder if that means we'll be able to set default apps. Otherwise, what happens when you click on an email address, date or address once you deleted Maps, Calendar and Mail?

They may just disable automatic linking of those when you don't have the corresponding app though. It may take another year before that new "Intents" system goes beyond Siri only.

Also, sucks that some of those apps are still not available for iPad, and sucks that Apple disabled App Store reviews for them.
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26 months ago
Yay. Stock apps are removable. But not all, it seems

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26 months ago
Looks like we will be able to simply delete apps like 3rd party ones and then reinstall them via the app store.


https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204221
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