Delete Stocks, Weather etc?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by joshysquashy, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    Now that it is possible to install applications, and to remove them using the press and hold technique, surely some of the default apps should have the option of being removed?

    I don't use the stock app, and why I need 2 places to find the contacts is beyond me! There should be a way to remove any non-essential apps. Think on a mac, you can delete any app, perhaps given to much flexibility, because you can delete things you need.

    I can't think of a way of getting rid of these apps without jailbreaking, which defeats the object of me trying to free up more space and less icon clutter.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You can move the unwanted app icons to another screen so you don't have to see them.
     
  3. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    I just moved my unused base apps off to the back page.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is what I do as well. You can't remove any of the application icons that came with the iPhone.
     
  5. baseballcp2002 macrumors member

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    maybe in a future software update apple will let us delete stocks or weather. I dont think i have ever used the stocks application since the first day i got my original iphone.
     
  6. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    You might not need them now but you might use them later on:p

    ChrisN
     
  7. PMB macrumors 65816

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    stocks if the most useless app i have ever come across, and it would be nice to be able to remove it...
     
  8. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    I use the stocks app daily. It's far from a useless app. I imagine everyone SHOULD have a use for it. If not, go open an IRA instead of spending all your money on gadgets. Your golden years will thank you for it.
     
  9. baseballcp2002 macrumors member

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    ya I might need it in the future but I don't need it now...

    I should be able to delete it and then redownload it if needed
     
  10. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The app would be a couple Mb max, so why bother?

    I Use Stocks almost daily, checking prices, and watching the market. Its a skill i want (y)
     
  11. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Or maybe we just prefer the Bloomberg app.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I feel like the stocks and weather apps (although weather.ipa has a use to most people) were widget like apps that Apple originally wanted third party applications to look like. Then with the jailbreak community doing powerful, useful, pretty apps Apple switched their stance and opened up with their plans for the SDK. I believe that Apple was going to just let people install dashboard-like apps.

    Anyway, their two demo applications, weather and stocks, are now stuck as default apps. When really they should just be shipping apps with the phone, but deletable like all apps from the app store, and available in the app store the same.
     
  13. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Holy bejesus Batman! Someone took out their shovel tonight to dig this thread up.
     
  14. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Yup, I use Bloomberg to monitor my positions - no need for the simple Stocks app.
     
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Use the "Reset home layout" option to alphabetize your apps in order.
     
  16. doug in albq Suspended

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    I agree, they seem almost like "demonstration" apps.

    Fine for back in the 1st Generation days, when there were no other apps.

    They seem trite today—specifically, stocks and weather—arguably, YouTube also.

    I would like to be able to delete these apps...
     
  17. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    Sort of on topic, I can't understand why the Address Book app was ever shipped with the iPhone. If someone knows of a purpose, please post.
     
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I believe it was so you would be able to easily manipulate contacts while on a phone call, but I agree it is entirely useless and I wish it were gone.
     
  19. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I love this feature! The apps are now in the same order
    as they are in iTunes.
    The only downside is any apps you have placed in your tray
    are also moved out of it.

    For example, I have "Owner" in my dock and must move it
    back each time.
     
  20. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    If your phone is jailbroken you can hide unwanted app's with SBSettings.
     
  21. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    You can also hide YouTube through the Settings with Parental Controls, along with App Store and iTunes if you so choose.
     
  22. morkovka55 macrumors newbie

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    Well you actually can delete unwanted apps even if they are native like stocks, weather, youtube etc. I did it by connecting my iPhone with my Mac through SSH and then going to the Applications folder, found Stocks and just deleted it. The icon was still there, although not running, but after restart of the iPhone it was gone too.


    If you don't know what SSH is you might wanna look at this:

    http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/iphone-tips/how-to-connect-to-your-iphone-via-ssh

    and for a video tutorial on how to connect you iphone with computer using SSH see this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUByq9HTbs&feature=fvw


    Hope this helps ;)
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    connecting to your phone through SSH is more than well documented already around these parts. And you have to jailbreak in order to do that, and this thread is mostly asking for how to do it sans jailbreak.

    OP, what you could do is hack through the back up of your phone, find the plist that records the order of your apps, then delete the mentions of the stock app. Then restore your phone from the back up.
     
  24. OneMike macrumors 601

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    If not jailbroken I just move to last page.

    When jailbroken I use SBSettings and hide the icon.
     

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