How to get rid of Apple’s pre-installed apps: Simple lifehack reveals how to hide them from your homescreen
- It involves dragging and dropping pre-installed apps into a folder
- Once these apps are moved to the third page of the folder, they disappear
- The apps aren’t removed from the phone, instead they are hidden from view until the phone is restarted
Apple Iphones are littered with apps that the company pre-installs on its device in a bid to force you to use them.
Some, like the weather app, prove useful but others such as Stocks appeal to a relatively small number of users.
A YouTube user has now revealed a simple trick to stop these pre-installed apps cluttering up your phone’s homescreen.
The video was posted by a user that posts under the name ‘videosdebarraquito’.
In it, he is shown pressing and holding down an icon for an pre-installed Apple app on his homescreen.
Pre-installed apps include Pages, Numbers, Stocks, Calendar, Weather and more.
When the icon starts ‘shaking’, he drags it over the top of another icon to create a folder containing both of those apps.
He then presses and holds the app again before dragging it to the right, onto the second page of the folder.
HOW TO REMOVE THE APPS
Press and hold down on the icon for an pre-installed Apple app.
When the icon starts ‘shaking’, drag it over the top of another icon.
This will create a folder containing both of those apps.
Press and hold the app again and drag it to the right, onto the second page of the folder.
‘Drop’ it by releasing your finger.
Repeat this process by dragging and dropping the app onto the third page of the folder.
At the bottom of the folder you will see two small dots, each one representing a page in the folder.
Press and hold the app and drag it to the far right of the folder on the third page.
While keeping hold of the app with your finger, press the home button.
The app will disappear.
After repeating this process a third time, he drags the app to the far right of the folder on the third page, and while keeping hold of the app with his finger, he press the home button.
This causes the app to disappear.
However, as he explains, the apps aren’t entirely removed from the phone, instead they are simply hidden from view until the phone is restarted.
As a result, they still take up storage space, but this trick will at least make the homescreen look less cluttered.