Removing Facebook

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Pagemakers, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    For those of us who are not remotely interested in Facebook/Twitter can we turn it off entirely or are we nagged on almost every screen or share or tweet?
  2. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Don't use it. If you don't use it it doesn't do anything. You have to be signed in to use the twitter/facebook functions.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Its intergrated into the OS I don't think you can turn it off. I hardly notice the tweet option to be fair
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    It’s a shame. I wish the first option was “turn Facebook / Twitter on?” and if you answered no, there was no reference to these features anywhere.
  5. macrumors 603

    Jun 30, 2007
    If you on't enter your FB or Twitter account info how will it "turn on"?
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    I mean….

    When you install iOS6, I wish the OS first asked if you wanted to integrate these systems. If you select NO, when I click on various menus like “Share”, I would like to see Twitter and Facebook removed from these menus.

    I think, even if you don’t sign into these apps, they will still appear in the menus and the new app store for example.

    Taking the app store for example, I don’t care if 50,000 “Like” an app. It’s the reviews I read. In many companies, if you “Like” something for example you are entered into a free draw so ‘Likes” soon become irrelevant.

    I just hope for those of us not interested in tweeting or posting toilet visits on Facebook profiles aren’t bombarded with prompts to do so.
  7. macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2012
    This is the way the world is evolving.
    It's discipline you need, not necessarily to switch off button.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    I'm sure you'll be just fine...
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2010
    Wimbledon, UK
    The first step in getting rid of Facebook is to issue an IPO.... :D
  10. macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I have never used either twitter or facebook, they simply don't appeal. I agree it would be nice if they could be disabled, but Apple is a dictatorship whose users aren't allowed choices. It's been that way for years.

    Those who just follow along are often made very uncomfortable by anyone who chooses to think for themselves, or worse express themselves. That's why you see responses such as just ignore it, or other juvenile comments like "buy something else then".

    These are the all or nothing responses of those who are rather incapable of discussing things. There is no middle ground, as they see Apple as knowing what's best for them. One look at Apples massive profits reveals Apples expertise at influencing the masses to buy whatever is put in front of them. An amazing accomplishment.
  11. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Like others say, don't turn it on. I know more people with iPhones who have no clue what twitter is and somehow they manage with their iPhone 4s.
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    I hear what you say but the 4S is not running fully integrated iOS6.

    My only hope is that iOS6 is not constantly suggesting I tweet this or like that, or share this on my wall.

    I agree it’s not over the top in iOS5. I just hope that remains the case.

    What would be nice is if I elect (God forbid) not to integrate with Facebook/Twitter for example, I am not prompted at every turn to post my game results etc to these services. iOS would know I am not part of the FB community so it would automatically suppress “would you like to post your achievement to Facebook” each time I play a game.

    If you do tweet or have a facebook account, that’s your choice but spare a thought to how irritating it is for those of us who couldn’t care less about these features.
  13. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2012
    Either i'll get love or hate for saying this but while streaming the WWDC, i was cringing when the whole facebook integration was being talked about
  14. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I really think this is not the case but I'll be annoyed if it is. I am hoping it runs similar to Android where you have an option, when you want to share a pic or something, to choose twitter, facebook etc.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    I don't have a Twitter account, but I forever see "Tweet" in menus on my iPhone, so I don't think your solution is entirely accurate.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Jan 10, 2007
    I'm sure I won't be the only one laughing when Facebook finally jumps the shark, and then apple has to go through and remove all the Facebook hooks from their software.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2011
    New York City

    This is where the world is going. Social network intergration into everything. I hardly think it's something you will be able to escape. Unless you want to be a mountain man.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    Are Facebook and Twitter buttons removable from the Notification Center?
  19. macrumors 601


    May 21, 2012
    Facebook is not skynet.

    Don't sign in.

    Wasn't that easy.
  20. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I think that's a long way off and enough so that by the time it does happen, Apple won't feel like their integration was all for nothing. Think about it, if you did something that was good for a few years and it suddenly became obsolete then would you really see it as a waste?
  21. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If you don't add a FB account then the "Tap to Post" button is not in the notification centre. Did not check the other locations but I suspect it does not show there either

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