I am not particularly bothered about unused stock apps on my iPhone but that's only because I didn't know there was a way to get them removed without jailbreaking. You know there are these apps that I don't use at all: Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Newsstand, Weather etc. I have cool third-party apps for those purposes and so, these icons are plainly useless on the home-screen.

So when you find yourself in that spot where you want them removed but don't want to jailbreak your iPhone, you can use this method.

Here is How to Remove Stock iOS Apps on iPhone or iPad Without Jailbreaking:

Step 1: On your iPhone, open Safari

Step 2: Navigate to ‘http://www.cydiahacks.com/hide.html

Step 3: You'll find a list of links (like how you'd find on Settings), each name starting with ‘HideHide iOS Stock Icons from iPhone and iPad

Step 4: If you want to hide the Clock app, you tap on ‘Hide Clock‘. For our example, I've chosen to hide the Clock app (So, ‘Hide Clock‘)

Step 5: Once you tap on it, a popup emerges. Press “InstallRemove iOS Stock Icons from iPhone and iPad

Step 6: During the course of the installation, another popup saying ‘Unable to Download Application‘ comes up. Don't worry, just press ‘Done'Unable to Download Application

Step 7: A new icon will replace the stock Clock icon on the iPhone (be aware that this is just icon replacement. The app is not uninstalled at all.)

Step 8: Now, tap and hold on one of the icons so all of the icons start jiggling. Tap on the ‘X‘ on the new icon that replaced the Calendar icon and you're done! Stock.Delete iOS Stock Icons from iPhone and iPad

Clock icon is removed from your home screen.

How to Get Removed iOS Stock App Icon Back!

Just reboot your iPhone and the stock icon comes right back up.

This simple method works on almost all the iOS 5 devices.

Below is a video demonstrating how to remove Stock Apps Icons on iPhone / iPad:

  • Dennis Banks

    Iso 8.3 Deleteing Stock apps

    1. TaiG jailbreak iso 8.3 requires you to downgrade itunes to 12 by uninatalling and restarting computer… Then install proper itunes
    2. download ifunbox windows or mac
    3. download ifileExpress on iphone app store.
    4. connect phone to computer
    5. Scroll to “SYSTEM APPLICATION”
    6. find the app to delete right click delete
    7. After all apps you like is deleted restart phoneApp will still show untill you restart phone!!!

    Dirt G is my name Thanks!!!!!