Apple may soon let you hide unwanted iPhone apps

Good news, iOS users! You may soon be able to get rid of that folder that everyone has called "Useless apps". At least, that's what some lines of code are indicating that Apple has planned for some future update of iOS. Now, it's just a matter of how long we may have to wait before the feature is released to the public...
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27. AlikMalix unregistered

Don't misconscstruit what I said. Maybe I wasn't clear - app drawer is used by android users like app folders are used by iOS users. Except we can have several organized folders on home screens - you get one clutters app drawer full of bloat you cannot remove.

46. srgonu

Posts: 522; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Not sure how to give 100 negatives for this comment. You need to be educated on differences.

33. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

"some make an "extras" folder and put some of the unremovable apps that they don't use in it, and I was referring to the app drawer on android that people do EXACTLY THE SAME THING" What? You just can't create a folder in the app drawer (not the springboard). (Have you ever used an android device? Well... you pretend to but I highly doubt that because of your lack of knowledge...). FIRST BS "On android you have to put all the bloatware in app drawer - how is that different?" Bloatware is already into your phone when you buy it so it is already in the app drawer.... SECOND BS When you install an app, it goes directly and automatically in the app drawer so if you don't want to have bloatware on your home screen , you have nothing to do because t's only in the app drawer... If the app you installed is very useful, you can add it to the home screen. So initially, there is no bloatware on your home screen and you can remove it from home screen if you added a bloatware to your home screen which is not the case on IOS. To resume, everything you said is just BS...

37. AlikMalix unregistered

I have never said you can make folders in app drawer - and it's a shame actually. I said "some make 'extras' folder" ON iOS - not android!!!! I was comparing folders in iOS for apps to ONE App drawer where android users hide all unwanted ads. Once again where do you see that I've said that? I've used android - and I didn't like it - I don't have to pretend - it's not like I live where I cannot return a device within 30 days. You can literally disable/hide half the native apps in iOS, and you can move the ones you don't want into any custom folder you made. I can move all my apps into a folder (like app drawer on android) - I'm just making a comparison. Re-read my post!

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What Android are u using Google where u can't make a folder in the a]pphillips@prsol.com drawer?

19. willard12 unregistered

I always love when you complain about a product that you clearly know nothing about. Every app, aside from system apps, can be disabled and hidden and cannot be seen, even in the app drawer. You know, that thing this whole article is about.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

You're again screwing up what I was saying. I'm not complaining about android - I'm comparing what the original poster (that's you) said --- for hundredth time, before you reply to me - read what I replied to!!!!!

43. willard12 unregistered

OK, let's just go over what you said as you try to back pedal. 1. On android you have to put all the bloatware in app drawer. All apps go in the app drawer, that's what an app drawer is. However, All apps but system apps can be hidden from the app drawer so you don't HAVE TO PUT BLOATWARE in app drawer. It can be hidden. 2. Most people put folder in the app drawer. Most people put folders on the home screen. However, since bloatware can be hidden, you don't need to create any folders for hiding bloatware. But, apps such as the Google or Microsoft apps come in a folder in the app drawer on some devices. So you have folders on the home screen and the app drawer, but you don't need them to hide bloatware. Bloatware can be hidden without a folder. 3. On android it is a mess in the app drawer , half of the apps you never installed. It is a mess if you make it a mess. On android, you can hide bloatware without having to create you bloatware folder. So, how can it be a mess when according to this article, ios to trying to clean up what android already does?

16. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I can hide apps in folder alright...write an article when apple let people delete bloat apps to save space.

25. mariosraptor

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

You can already do that. Go to settings-general-restrictions. Add a pin and close unwanted apps

38. obedchuni

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

TechieXP what's with you and apple, Every Company Samsung, LG does what apple does, they all want to become successful like Apple, Apple does that, does this, why the hell are you always complaining about apple, Did you buy apple products, do you have apple plan, or did you buy apple iphone on two year contract, hope not, I am always wondering why do you often care, Samsung also out source cheap labour at factory in china as so LG does and every company does, they don't pay tax coz they don't like to and i bet you most of the company does, Did apple duped you with iphone, they charge premium for their OS, they can that's their OS, also Samsung sells product at high price, android is free, they should only charge for hardware and touch wiz and last time I checked it cost around 280$ So samsung galaxy S7 should be sold around 450$ max but no, even after using free OS from google they charge premium, why coz they can and they do, so you should understand first, I hope we can discuss more in the future.

41. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I thought people were better than TechieXP about not posting lame-ass paragraphs. I was wrong.

47. AlikMalix unregistered

Everything he said is true though.

42. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

That's cool.. but i tend to keep my phone as stock as possible as in keeping all the apps where they are when you first boot the phone up.. so this feature wouldn't affect me.. again.. hiding "unwanted" apps seem a little pointless adding little to no functionality or improving the productivity of the os.
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