Glitch in iOS 7.1 allows you to say goodbye to useless apps that you don't want

Glitch in iOS 7.1 allows you to say goodbye to useless apps that you don't want
Want to get rid of some of those pre-installed apps on your Apple iPhone? Apps like Stocks and Newsstand can be removed until the next reboot, thanks to a glitch discovered on iOS 7.1. And the best part is that a YouTube video can show you how it is all done. All you need to do is make sure that your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7.1, and follow the following directions.

Take all of the pre-installed apps that you want to get rid of, and open a folder with them inside. You can do this by dragging the icons for these apps on top of each other. Now, make sure that the bottom dock of your iPhone or iPad is completely full. Also, your home screen needs to be full of icons, and the only folder on the page has to be the one you just created of the apps you want removed. You then need to long press on any icon to start "wobble mode." Got it so far?

Now, you take two of the wobbly apps and create another folder by dragging two icons on top of each other. Quickly add the first folder you made containing the unwanted apps, into the new folder. Then, remove the rest of the apps from the second folder you've created. That will leave the original folder of unwanted apps inside the second folder. When you return to the home screen, the folder will look empty. We're almost done. Make sure that your home screen is full and has no folders except for the one that appears empty. Drag out the small folder containing the useless apps to the home screen and it will disappear like magic!

If you're confused, check out the video below which shows all of the steps. And keep in mind that while the unwanted apps are out of sight, they are still on the phone and will still count toward the amount of storage you are using. Unfortunately, once you reboot your iDevice, the unwanted apps come right back. Of course, you are welcome to continue to use this process over and over again until Apple puts the kibosh on it with a software update.



source: 9to5Mac

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41 Comments

31. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Question: what if you replace an ipad mini 2 display with an ipad mini 1? low res will in fact increase performance...

35. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Do you think even if that worked, the performance increase is worth the SD? No.

2. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Nice !! No jailbreak needed !! Feeling envious if only Android had that feature out of the Box !! ;)

3. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Doesn't delete them, only hides them. A reboot will show them again, tried it on my son's ipad. On Android you can disable and hide them!

4. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Well, I do this the entire time with my Galaxy Mega. And they disappear even after reboot ...

6. AppleHateBoy unregistered

"And they disappear even after reboot " They stay hidden.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

SystemPanel app lets you freeze the app you don't want running, but there are few which you can't disable unless you root and either you can remove it or freeze it.

15. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Did I ask for your advice? You really love to poke your nose in every discussion, don't you?

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cool, take it easy, keep your hair on! Wow there was no attack nor insults nor being criticised.

36. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Chill out

9. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It must be embarassing for you when you read these replies to your comments. Pretty stupid to called a glitch a feature too.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Though he was being sarcastic

38. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Useless because doesn't delete the app it's just hides it. It still count on your memory. Might as well read carefully the article .

5. r3trokiller

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

It was also present in ios 7.0.x. I did it everytime to hide all my games from my sister. But it reappears after reboot and reset of home screen layout.

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"Apps like Stocks and Newsstand can be removed forever" "And keep in mind that while the unwanted apps are out of sight, they are still on the phone and will still count toward the amount of storage you are using. Unfortunately, once you reboot your iDevice, the unwanted apps come right back." When did they change the meaning of "forever"?

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Forever is not very long if you consider it'll probably reboot a few times a day.

10. HASHTAG unregistered

This wouldn't be an issue for me since my phone is never off.

11. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I don't care if it's iOS or Android. You should not be forced to have an application on a device you bought unless it's still subsidized. That's why carriers should get rid of subsidies, lower the bills and give us stock devices with everything available to download and install if we wish to.

18. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Since most people who buy phones buy them subsidized then the bloatware belongs on them for most people.

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's "carrier speak." Subsidized, or not, you are paying for the phone. You either pay MSRP, or you pay a subsidized price and pay for the phone over the life of a contract. There shouldn't be anything on a phone you do not want.

22. Sauce unregistered

Let me ask you this. When you lease or rent a car, can you put new rims on it or throw some bumper stickers on the back? Can you tint the windows or can you remove some internals?

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

True, but buying it outright would be a different story...

26. TrePharaoh

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Carrier subsidies would be more in the financing category since you own the phone after it's contract is up...

28. Sauce unregistered

You can choose to buy the car you lease after the lease is up. Until then, it doesn't legally belong to you.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Even if it doesn't just Root it and uninstall the apps that you don't want or use. And if warranty is voided cause its a rooted device, "triangle away" is an app that you can buy and there no one will no if it's a rooted device.

30. Sauce unregistered

Yes, we understand how to do it and what we can do. Your comment is irrelevent to what we are discussing though lol...

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Your theory is on a car which you can't cause it's see able and on the phone it isn't, we are talking about phones and there apps installed which other users complain and having a Verizon logo at the back repulsive.... Just buy the front and back cover and replace it. O wait wait, your saying lease and the phone you buy becomes yours after 18 months, obviously on lease you can't, but when you buy the car on 48 months repayment you can do whatever you like.

34. Sauce unregistered

Please, if you are going to attempt at speaking your mind (which makes absolutely zero.. zeeeeerrooooo.. sense), use proper grammar. That was painful to read, and I'm pretty sure I have no clue what you are saying. I'm also pretty sure that nobody else does either. You just made no sense that is relative to what we are talking about. In case you can't comprehend what I'm saying - You statements are still irrelevent. You are looking at our debate wrong, again. This topic is below your intelligence level. Go bicker and babble somewhere else lol. I'd enjoy your argument if it was valid and I would consider agreement if it made sense, but it doesn't. In short: You sound like a dumb a**.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Who the dam leases a phone, when everyone buys it out right after contracts ends. Lol

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