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How to Delete Default Apps From Your Device

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

If you ever find yourself in the situation of not needing Apple's native applications anymore, here is a quick tutorial on how to delete those app from your device.

Removing a pre-installed app alone is easier said than done. If you have ever tried to delete the app through holding onto the icon, you will find that the "X" button is nowhere to be found for some of them. This is because most of your home screen apps are native, the preset collection that Apple provides. Even though Apple approves of the deletion of native apps now, some are still among those that cannot be removed. Here's how you can work around that:

Disabling the App on Your Mobile Device

  1. Go to your Settings.

  2. Tap Screen Time.

  3. Press on Content and Privacy Restrictions.

  4. Enable Content and Privacy Restrictions by clicking on the switch next to it.

  5. Go to Allowed Apps.

  6. Disable your preferred application by clicking on the switch next to it.

Once you are finished with this procedure, you will no longer see the App icon on your home screen and won’t be able to use it. But if you ever change your mind, you can bring it back anytime by the same procedure.

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