How to hide the icons of the Podcasts and iTunes Store apps on your iPhone or iPad


If you are using an iDevice, be it an iPhone or an iPad, then we are more than certain that you have hidden many of the apps you don't use in a God-forgotten folder situated as far away as possible from your main home screen.

We've all been there since Apple does not allow its users to uninstall the pre-loaded stock apps. That's the single reason why multi-page folders with a number of apps we don't use exist.

Well, there's nothing you can do about the majority of pre-installed apps that iOS comes with. Still, there's a way to get rid of two app icons - Podcasts and iTunes Store. In spite of their usefulness, both apps are certainly not used by each and every iOS fan there is.

We'll show you the ropes on how to get rid of them. However, it's worth mentioning that the following guide does not allow you to uninstall them, but merely hide the icons for said apps. 

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5 Comments

1. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

everyone talks about bloatware on android, but i literally had 12 apps that i'll never use but couldn't get rid of on iOS.

2. Sauce5 unregistered

but these apps dont make your phone ship with more than 30% of your phone storage already gone.... lmao

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I understand reading comprehension is difficult for some, but you're pretty "special" apparently. I don't care if they take 1% or 95% of storage, if they're apps i don't want or need, i should be able to uninstall them. On other phones this is called bloatware. Anyway, 12 useable GBs on a 16GB phone is pretty s**t if that's the way you want to go(20% of storage is gone).

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Apparently your reading comprehension is difficult for you: Apple apps are not bloatware - they're part of OS like CALL and TEXT apps which I can hide as well on iOS including browser, camera, etc etc. there's absolutely NO BLOAT ON IOS LIKE IT IS ON ANDROID... Such as carrier apps, third party weather apps, trial games/apps, more than one texting apps, more than one browser, sports related apps, manufacturer AND googles services/app stores/voice assistants and plethora of redundant apps and features. That's bloat, having iTunes or weather app curated by Apple itself to integrate into OS is not BLOATWARE. just because u don't use a feature - does not mean it's bloatware. But having anything that's Android IS bloatware. Thank you for playing. Check out restrictions menu as well as accessibility/privacy options to shut down half of iOS. And unlike android this stuff doesn't just go into an "apps" folder - it completely disappears, until you enable it.

5. Sauce5 unregistered

Why is it, just out of curiosity, when I Google bloatware, the first 4 pages are filled with "Android" words, links, and images.... Just need you to explain to me, you know, since I have reading comprehension and all.. P.S. If you want to talk about "12 useable GBs on a 16GB phone is pretty s**t", then I feel bad for everyone who had 8 useable gigs on a 16GB phone for an entire year. http://i1.wp.com/cdn.bgr.com/2014/02/how-much-storage-16gb-phone-which-blog.jpg?w=625

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