How to Remove/Reinstall Stock Apps in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

Though you can remove built-in apps in iOS 10, you should think twice before deleting them for various reasons.

For long I had been waiting for the option to get rid of the less-used stock apps just like millions of iPhone users around the world. Some built-in apps like Find My Friend and Compass seem to be a burden on the Home screen. Hence, deleting them is a much better idea to free up some precious space on the iOS device.

Finally, Apple has allowed iPhone users to delete the stock apps like FaceTime, Calendar and more in iOS 10. However, removing them can disturb system functionalities on your device. As for instance, if you remove the podcasts from your phone, it won’t be available with the CarPlay. Hence, you must think twice before deleting any app.

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How to Delete Stock Apps from iPhone and iPad

Reasons why you should not delete built-in Apps on iPhone/iPad

#1. When you get rid of a stock app from your iOS device, it will be removed from your Apple Watch as well.

#2. If you delete Stocks or Weather, stocks and weather information won’t be seen on your phone. Their Complications or Glances will also be removed from your wearable device.

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#3. If you delete the Calculator app, it won’t appear in Control Center.

#4. Contacts app can be removed from an iPhone only. If you remove Contacts, you will not lose your contact information as all the information will still be available in the Phone app.

#5. If you get rid of the Music app, you won’t be available to use it with CarPlay.

#6. When you try to delete the Watch app from an iPhone paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your smartwatch before you can get rid of the app.

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Below are the Stock apps Which You can Remove from 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
  • News

How to Delete Stock apps on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 10

The process is no different than deleting other apps.

Step #1. First up, just tap and hold the app until it starts wiggling.

Tap and Hold The App Until it Wiggels

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Step #2. Next up, tap on “X” sign to Remove.

Tap on Cross Icon on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Remove in Pop-up to confirm.

Remove Stock App from iPhone or iPad

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Step #4. Finally, you have to press the Home button.

How to Reinstall Any Deleted Stock App in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Launch the App Store and search for the app you want to reinstall. Tap on the cloud icon.

Reinstall Stock App on iPhone or iPad

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That’s it!

The public beta of iOS 10 is already out, and you can easily install it on your iPhone to test it out. As it’s still in beta, make sure to install it on your secondary device.

Which is your favorite stock app? What is your opinion about iOS 10? Do share your experience with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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