Can I Delete Default Native iPhone Apps?

As of this writing, you CANNOT delete any app that comes default on your iPhone home screen.

That means that Stocks app you’ve never even opened, that hardly functional Weather app you replaced with the Weather Channel’s much better app, and that redundant Contacts icon, are all determined to hog space on your iPhone home screen.

Well, unused default iPhone icons don’t have to take up precious space on your home screen. Instead, stash them away on a page of their own.

Unused iPhone apps

But hiding unused iPhone apps on a separate page is hardly an ideal solution.

Admit it, Apple, some of us just don’t care for your dumb apps. Let us delete useless and redundant native iPhone apps.

Removing Native Apps From Your iPhone Home Screen

Why can’t we delete icons for native apps from iPhone’s home screen? With any app from the App Store, you can tap it and hold and then hit the X to delete it, but not with the default iPhone apps.

There are apps in the App Store that might make some of your default iPhone apps unnecessary. These are just some examples:

  • Maybe you prefer the Weather Channel app over iPhone’s overly-simplistic Weather app
  • MagicPad might make the Notes app unnecessary for you
  • The Todo app could make your Calendar app obsolete
  • Personally, I don’t need the Contacts icon because I access my contacts through my phone

I simply don’t need some of the default iPhone apps so they just sit there taking up space on my screen. Why are the native apps undeletable? It’s MY iPhone, I should be able to customize it the way I want to.

Does this bother you as much as it bothers me?