Here’s why you can’t delete native iOS apps from your iPhone


Megan Geuss If you’re an iOS user, you may have a junk folder on your device full of rarely used, native apps from Apple. Banishing them to their own cluster is just about the only course of action since these apps cannot be deleted. Now, we know more about why that’s the case: in an interview with Buzzfeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that deleting native apps would essentially cause a domino effect in other programs on the device, possibly breaking things elsewhere in iOS. “There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone,” Cook told Buzzfeed . “If they were to be removed, they might cause issues elsewhere on the phone.” While Cook didn’t detail which preinstalled apps were linked to other functions, he went on to say that not every app is connected in this way. Eventually, Apple may allow some native apps to be deleted. “Over time, I think with the ones that aren’t like that, we’ll figure out a way [for you to remove them]. … It’s not that we want to suck up your real estate.” Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Here’s why you can’t delete native iOS apps from your iPhone


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