iOS 10 Lets You Delete And Re-Download Stock Apps – At Long Last


Something which Apple didn't talk about in its opening WWDC 2016 keynote - iOS 10 lets users delete stock apps if they so wish.

You Can Now Delete Stock Apps In iOS 10, A Feature Many Users Have Been Crying Out For

Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted a while back that his company is working on the possibility of allowing users to delete stock, first-party apps. Interestingly, at the opening WWDC 2016 keynote, the company went through a bunch of great iOS 10 features, which are more than enough to appease any user. But what the company didn't talk about is the ability to finally delete stock apps in iOS 10. But that's not all, you can actually re-download those deleted apps back right from the App Store if you so wish. Basically, if you think you made a bad move deleting an app off your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, then you can revert your decision at a moment's notice.

This is fantastic move from Apple if you're asking us, since it allows users to free up space on their device, especially if they're in the ownership of a 16GB iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. But quite frankly, you might not actually end up freeing a lot of space, but every single megabyte counts when you're out and about.

These are the list of apps which you can delete in iOS 10, along with direct App Store download link for them:

- Weather
- Stocks
- Mail
- Maps
- Notes
- Voice Memos
- Watch
- Music
- FaceTime
- iTunes Store
- Calendar
- Contacts
- Videos
- Calculator
- Compass
- Tips

We absolutely find this new addition to iOS 10 a godsend. It paves the way for a lot of great things, for instance, the ability to use third-party apps without getting an eyesore of looking at first-party ones. In other words, you can kiss that 'Trash' or 'Extras' folder on your iPhone or iPad screen goodbye.

There are lot of things regarding iOS 10 which Apple didn't talk about in its keynote, with the company going through only 10 of the key features that makes its new mobile operating system great. We will, of course, dive deep into iOS 10 ourselves and see what Apple missed to announce at the big stage, so stay tuned to our coverage in the days to come.

Meanwhile, do let us know in the comments section below what you think about this big move from Apple in iOS 10. Or are you a big fan of using first-party stock apps since they get the job done?