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  • You'll soon be able to delete those iPhone apps you never use


    15 Jun 2016

    It's the news iPhone users have been waiting for: you'll soon be able to delete all those compulsory apps that Apple insisted you need.

    That means goodbye to Stocks, Contacts, iBooks and a bunch of other apps that you probably never use, or have alternatives for. And while they won't free up much space on your phone (less than 150MB if you do the lot, woo hoo!), this will be nectar to anyone who enjoys ordering their apps.

    When the beta version of iOS 10.0 is released to the public in July (sign up here), you'll be able to delete 23 default apps, which do include useful ones like Notes, Mail, Calendar and Voice Memos, although popular alternatives to these have sprung up in recent years.

    If you delete Contacts, for example, you won't lose them: they'll live on in your Phone app. And you can't get rid of the News app until a later update.

    The beta goes live to developers today, and an all-users version will come out in the autumn. It means you will be able to customise your apps exactly as you like - and if you're keen on updates from the stock market etc, you can choose what app you use to check up on it rather than relying on the default.

    Which apps will you be able to delete?

    • Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts
    • FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks
    • iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps
    • Music, News (in a later update), Notes, Podcasts
    • Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos
    • Voice Memos, Watch app, Weather

    SOURCE: BUZZFEED