Yes, you will be able to uninstall stock apps like Mail and Calendar in iOS 10


Will iOS users finally be able to delete and uninstall stock Apple apps like the Mail application from their iPhones and iPads?

Yes! Apple confirmed that it will indeed allow users to uninstall key applications that many users complained could not be uninstalled in earlier versions of iOS. 

Apple did not say anything along those lines during its 2-hour opening keynote at WWDC 2016, but the newly appeared first-party apps like Stocks and Mail in the App Store suggest that such a possibility is not all that distant. And now, the company has confirmed this in a support page (hit the source link below).

The other big repercussion that this could have is to allow users to install third-party apps as the default ones for those core functions. This has long been possible on Android, but Apple users were stuck to using the company's application as defaults.

Apple-made apps that have just appeared on the App Store include Weather, Watch, Voice Memos, Videos, Tips, Stocks, Reminders, Podcasts, Notes, Music, Maps, Mail, iTunes Store, FaceTime, Contacts, Compass, Calendar, and Calculator.

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28 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'd be cool if we could, there's a few I'd nix immediately.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW Game Center has been discontinued too!!!! Never used it ever (same for Google Play Games)

2. BrutallyHonest unregistered

I can see users wanting to remove an app like "Stocks" especially if they do not own, follow, or have any interest in the stock market. An app like "Mail" is directly connected to your Apple ID and therefore should not be uninstalled.

9. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Email has nothing to do with the account linked to a phone. Also, you may want to use a third-party client.

11. BrutallyHonest unregistered

If you use your iCloud as your Apple ID, then yes it does.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Couldn't see them on my App Store yet.. Weird

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ios 10 isn't out yet dude. Did you read the header?

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, but he's talking about the existence of the preinstalled apps in the app store that was suggested by the writer that they were in the app store now on the current OS. "but the newly appeared first-party apps like Stocks and Mail in the App Store suggest that such a possibility is not all that distant."

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

This is awesome news, my daughter's iPod touch is full of apps that she doesn't use and she's always running out of space. Assuming that her iPod gets the update and I see no reason to believe that it wont based off of Apple fans bragging about OS update adoption rate, I can see this making her iPod a far more relevant device.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meanwhile on Android, N is an unreachable destination for many.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meanwhile on other articles, I'm waiting for an intelligent response from you and not your usual deflection. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Moto-Mods-prices-leaked-by-Verizon-prepare-to-pay-premium_id82111/comments?post=1457562#post_1457562

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you're deflecting now? And you want to talk about me not answering a point.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If you're so adamant about Android updates, you know just as well as anyone else on this site that Nexus is the the phone to go with as it's the true Google phone. And you're still doing a crappy job trying to avoid answering my questions posted in the link, because you know full well that I'm right.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android device should be supported better. It shouldn't take going to a Nexus to get updates on phones that are very capable.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Awkward, The iPod Touch I bought her two years ago isn't getting the update. You must feel really stupid right now with that comment you made about about Android devices not getting updates. Even my two year old Moto X got Lollipop.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yup, and those devices were released near two years ago, the same time frame as when I bought the iPod touch. But you're clearly justified in criticizing Google OS devices for something that Apple is equally guilty of doing, but damn anyone else for pointing out that simple fact because your body is ready for anything with an Apple logo on it.You're move you hypocritical dumb ass.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

You keep saying the same time you bought your iPod touch? Which iPod do you have? iPod 5th gen which was released in 2012 (4 years ago is getting ios10) Unless you got iPod touch 4th gen which is about 6 years old device, then you're getting iOS 10 update. Not trying to Play "Gotcha", Just want to get the fact straight

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I guess Apple has been a bit wishy washy with what devices are getting the new iOS because I initially read an article that said that the iPod touch 5th generation was not getting it, then you say that it is, now again a read an article that says that Apple retracted their statement that the 5th generation iPod will actually get it. According to the article linked below, only the iPods released last year are getting the update so this excludes the one I bought my daughter. A little disappointing but if you say that the device was initially released in 2012 then I suppose that it makes sense. I'm just a bit shocked that they had gone so long without a hardware update for the iPod. http://www.phonearena.com/news/UPDATED-Apple-iOS-10-final-list-of-compatible-devices_id82138 "Apple had mistakenly listed the original iPad mini, the iPad 2nd and 3rd gen tablets, as well as the iPod 5th gen as iOS 10 compatible" ... The facts are now straight.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

Scott you're right, I'm now reading that 5th gen isn't getting it. Never mind.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's all good, I hadn't realized that the iPod I got her was one that was initially released in 2012. I would have still gotten it for her because it's what she wanted, but it makes sense that it's not getting the update.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So in other words, you're clueless and you didn't know what you were talking about?

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... I no longer care. It's already been confirmed by the first comment in the below link that iOS10 doesn't in fact delete the apps but hides them or disables them not unlike what Android does (Unfortunately). There's no deleting going on and that completely nullifies my initial statement that it's a great way to clear up space on a crowded device. Nothing to get excited about for me, and no reason to get upset that the 5th generation iPod isn't getting the update. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Yes-you-can-delete-most-stock-apps-in-iOS-10-heres-a-list-with-the-ones-you-can-do-away-with_id82169

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Everything you said about me can be applied to you. #Hypocrite "You're move you hypocritical dumb ass" *Your

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, who's the dumb ass who can't figure out the difference between "your" and "you're" for over a year now. SMH.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*couldn't No need to thank me.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My grammar is perfectly accurate in my statement, couldn't is past tence, can't is present tence, as even after a year you're still incapable of getting them right.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's ok to be wrong. Like I said before, no need to thank me.

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