Deleting Apple's Built In Apps...Sort Of.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr. Incredible, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like Stock, don't use it, don't need it. So, what did I do? I deleted it, sort of.

    This link:

    http://macenstein.com/default/2008/...iphone-aka-the-hidden-10th-iphone-app-screen/

    ^Gives you step by step instructions on how to do it.

    In the directions, it says to move all the apps that you don't want to the 9th page. This link is obviously 3 years old, and currently, the iPhone 4 can have 11 pages.

    So, I had my 11th page full of apps, the last app being Stock. From page 10, I moved an app to my 11th page, and viola, Stocks gets pushed back to Apples hidden "12th page", and it's out of sight, practically deleted.

    If you want the "deleted apps" back, it's simple.

    Just turn your phone off and on, and it will return to an available slot on your iPhone.

    Anyway, has anyone tried this, or wanted to delete Apple's built in apps?

    Well, I've tried this, and it works!

    You guys should give it shot, and see for yourselves.

    :)
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    That right there is why I have a folder called "Stock Apps." Weather, You Tube, Stocks and Contacts are all in there. If I did it your way, every time I restart my phone I'd have to do that all over again. No thanks.
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Another reason why I love jailbreaking. simply use POOF to hide any apps you dont want to see.
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Or install SBSettings and hide it that way... I guess if this works when you aren't jailbroken though.
     
  5. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    This but mine is called Apple.
     
  6. Savage macrumors 6502

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    This is rather useless if it goes back to normal every time you restart your phone.
     
  7. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I do the same thing. It works fine for me.
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    My Apple folder contains Game Center, iTunes, Find my iPhone, Apple Store, Remote and iBooks.

    I honestly find it much easier just putting apps you don't like in a folder and never looking at it again. Hopefully it's something that Apple will eventually let us hide.
     
  9. Mr. Incredible thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is jailbreaking safe?

    I would love to have an HTC Android theme on my iPhone.
     
  10. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    Yep SBSettings does the trick. I wonder why iTunes doesn't have an App for this?
     

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