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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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How do I get rid of bloatware on my iPhone 5?

Namely apple maps.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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You can't unless you jailbreak the phone
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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You can't unless you jailbreak the phone
I have jail broken it. Can I get rid of the app altogether? And replace everything with google maps?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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I have jail broken it. Can I get rid of the app altogether? And replace everything with google maps?
You can hide the icon for it and you can set the default maps app to Google maps, but you can't uninstall Apple Maps.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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And since the maps aren't on your phone, the app most likely doesn't take up much space at all.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:11 AM   #6
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How is that bloatware? Apple maps rocks!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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They are hardly bloatware....
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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They are hardly bloatware....
That's up to the individual. People should have the freedom to decide what takes up space on their phone.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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Then make your own phone
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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Namely apple maps.

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Your only alternative is to get an Android phone. You don't get Apple maps and it has Google maps all day long, even has turn by turn.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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Or get an android phone if it bothers you that much. I usually hide them in folders.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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Or get an android phone if it bothers you that much. I usually hide them in folders.
Don't you have to Root the phone still to do this? One of the things I like about the iPhone (may sound stupid) but I just have Apple stuff. I don't see AT&T logo at start up, no Verizon stuff on them, and just stuff like that.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:51 PM   #13
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Don't you have to Root the phone still to do this? One of the things I like about the iPhone (may sound stupid) but I just have Apple stuff. I don't see AT&T logo at start up, no Verizon stuff on them, and just stuff like that.
You can disable the app if you have jellybean so you can't see it on your home screen/launcher. If you want to properly remove it you need to root your phone.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:53 PM   #14
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How is that bloatware? Apple maps rocks!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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You can disable the app if you have jellybean so you can't see it on your home screen/launcher. If you want to properly remove it you need to root your phone.
So hiding it basically?
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So hiding it basically?
Yes if you aren't rooted no if you are rooted.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:58 PM   #17
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They are hardly bloatware....
LOL..whatever.

Some fanboys at my workplace convinced me to go to the ip5 claiming the lack of bloatware on iphones.

So I am really disappointed that I have this POS app called apple maps on my phone that I cannot get rid of. It rears its ugly head at the most inapropriate times. really annoying.

and thats without mentioning passbook, reminders and compass. Things I never use.

Never realized that apple peddled their overpriced crap with so much bloatware. Oh well. Looks like the grass isnt all that greener
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:03 PM   #19
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Do you even know what bloatware is?

Maps is a core app.
http://www.apple.com/ios/maps/
Its bloatware because I dont want it and cant get rid of it. don't give me this semantics nonsense.

EDIT: lol..dude why you go back and change your post? comes across really weak.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:03 PM   #20
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Just return if you are not happy with iP5 ...

Life is too short to get so much anger about so little things ...
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LOL..whatever.

Some fanboys at my workplace convinced me to go to the ip5 claiming the lack of bloatware on iphones.

So I am really disappointed that I have this POS app called apple maps on my phone that I cannot get rid of. It rears its ugly head at the most inapropriate times. really annoying.

and thats without mentioning passbook, reminders and compass. Things I never use.

Never realized that apple peddled their overpriced crap with so much bloatware. Oh well. Looks like the grass isnt all that greener
Everything has bloatware then. You can't get Android with zero apps of any kind. Nor Windows. Nor Linux. Nor Mac OS X. Windows Phone 7/8 also has "bloatware" according to your definition. The list goes on and on.

On Android, carriers and OEMs tend to install their own apps that aren't there in stock/vanilla Android. T-Mobile for one installs a bunch of apps that work with T-Mobile services that not everyone uses. It's not part of stock/vanilla Android and it's hard to remove unless you root and/or install another ROM.

On iOS, carriers don't get to install anything on the device. Every single iPhone of the same generation has the same exact stuff installed on them. If I bought an iPhone 5 from Verizon, it'd have the exact same software on it as one from AT&T. It won't have carrier logos or any of that.

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Its bloatware because I dont want it and cant get rid of it. don't give me this semantics nonsense.

EDIT: lol..dude why you go back and change your post? comes across really weak.
According to this "logic", there is no electronic device in existence that has no bloatware on it. Not even if you built a PC and bought a system builder version of Windows and installed that, there is still bloatware because you can't uninstall the Calculator app. Or the Control Panel app. Or Windows Explorer.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:22 PM   #22
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Its bloatware because I dont want it and cant get rid of it. don't give me this semantics nonsense.

EDIT: lol..dude why you go back and change your post? comes across really weak.
so weak. probably don't even lift.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:28 PM   #23
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There is no bloat ware on the iPhone.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:55 PM   #24
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How about Carrier IQ, compass, and newsstand?

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:00 PM   #25
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Namely apple maps.

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How about Carrier IQ, compass, and newsstand?
Here is the definition for bloatware:

"Software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk-space and memory it requires."

The iPhone does not have any bloatware on it at all.
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