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How to remove Stocks, Compass and other native apps from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10


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The upcoming release of iOS 10 will finally allow users to uninstall unwanted native apps, including Stocks and Watch, and even core apps like Calendar, Mail and Music. Here's how it works.

Apple chose not to highlight the ability to uninstall native apps in iOS 10 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. However, as a longstanding feature request from iPhone and iPad users, it's likely to be one of the most well received changes in the forthcoming update.

Apps are removed through the same deletion process as third-party apps. The full list of native apps that can be removed are:

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch
  • Weather

iOS 10 is now available to registered developers in a pre-release beta. Members of Apple's public beta program will be able to install the software in July, while iOS 10 will officially launch to the public this fall, likely in late September.