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You Can Finally Get Rid Of Your iPhone's Dumb Default Apps

For everyone who's never actually used the Stocks app.

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Well, if you have an iPhone running iOS 9 or newer, then you're in luck. YouTube user videosdebarraquito discovered a way you can make those apps disappear.


4. Move the app AGAIN. You will create a third page in the folder, indicated by three dots at the bottom.

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I couldn't get the app to disappear by simply dragging it to the second page in the folder. You might have better luck!


If you need the app for some reason, it will still show up in search results. This could be a sneaky way to hide apps you don't want people to see (e.g., Tinder on your work phone?).

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Or ANY apps with in-app purchases so your kids don't accidentally drop $$$ in the App Store.

One caveat: Once you power down your phone and restart it, the hidden, undelete-able apps will reappear.

If you never turn off your phone (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), then it's not a problem!

Watch a video walk-through of the process here:

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