How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

This guide will show you how to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10 and iOS 11. Apple adds the ability to remove stock apps from the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 10 update and it’s still available in iOS 11.

You can’t technically delete stock iPhone apps since they will still take up some space on your iPhone — but you can finally remove them from your iPhone home screen and remove some of the data.

You must install the iOS 10 update for this to work. This is a free update for the iPhone 5 and up. It also works on the iPad and on the iPod touch 6th generation where you can delete stock Apple apps as well.

How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

Deleting stock iPhone apps is as easy as deleting a regular iPhone app. You cannot delete every iPhone app with this update, but you can delete most of them.

To delete the stock iPhone apps, press and hold on an app on your iPhone until the app icons start to wiggle and a small x appears.

You need to then tap on the X and if needed tap to confirm that you want to delete the app from your iPhone.

How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.
How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.

When you remove stock iPhone apps from your iPhone, you also remove user related data and configuration files. This may also impact your Apple Watch functionality.

Here are the stock iPhone apps you can delete. If you delete all of these iPhone apps you will only get 150MB of additional space.

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

Removing these iPhone apps will also remove them from your Apple Watch, will remove some features from CarPlay and may remove features from the Notification Center. Removing the Calculator app will also remove it from the Control Center.

How to Re-Install Stock iPhone Apps

After you remove the stock iPhone apps, you can re-install them without restoring your iPhone.

How to re-install stock iPhone apps.
How to re-install stock iPhone apps.

Open the App Store on your iPhone and then search for the app you want to re-install. Tap on the cloud with a down arrow icon to install it.

Wait while the iPhone app downloads and installs to your home screen. Once this happens you can use the app.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11

iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Use the iPhone Bedtime Alarm

How to Use the iPhone Bedtime Alarm is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The iPhone can tell you when to go to sleep with the Bedtime alarm in iOS 10 and iOS 11. This feature will help you go to bed at the same time, which makes for better overall sleep health.

With the Bedtime alarm in iOS 10, the iPhone will show you a notification and make a noise when you need to go to bed. One catch is that it doesn’t know if you go to bed early and the notification could actually wake you up if you are a light sleeper.

Here’s how to use the iPhone Bedtime alarm and change the settings so that you wake up feeling refreshed.

How to Use the Bedtime Alarm

You’ll need to turn on the iOS 10 Bedtime alarm to use it. Right now you can choose which days to use it on, but you cannot change the schedule around from one day to the next. The whole idea is to go to bed and get up at the same time.

A study from Northwestern University in Chicago found that going to bed at the same time every night is a good part of heart health and can help cut down on stress hormones. Going to bed at the same time every night can help you live longer and healthier.

Set up the iPhone Bedtime alarm on iOS 10.
Set up the iPhone Bedtime alarm on iOS 10.

On the iPhone tap on the Clock App and then on Bedtime in the middle at the bottom of the screen.

Tap the on toggle in the upper right corner. Now, tap and drag on the go to bed time and the wake up time.

Tap on Options in the upper left to control the various Bedtime alarm settings. At the top of this screen you can choose what days to use the Bedtime alarm on your iPhone.

Change iOS 10 Bedtime alarm settings.
Change iOS 10 Bedtime alarm settings.

Below that you can choose how early you want the Bedtime alarm notification to arrive. If you occasionally go to bed 30 to 45 minutes early or you take a long time to get ready for bed, choose an earlier notification.

Now choose the Wake Up Sound from a small number of morning inspired noises. Choose if you want the phone to vibrate and also how loud the Wake Up sound should be.

Once you’ve done all this the iPhone Bedtime alarm, and wakeup alarm, are set up and good to go. You can still set alarms on the iPhone like you normally would, which exist outside of the Bedtime alarm.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11

iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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How to Use the iPhone Bedtime Alarm is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Fix a Frozen iPhone in 10 Seconds

How to Fix a Frozen iPhone in 10 Seconds is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

This guide will show you how to fix a frozen iPhone without losing your data or visiting an Apple Store for help. You can fix a frozen iPhone in 10 seconds without a computer or any other accessories so that you can get back with your day. You can also use this to fix a frozen iPad, iPad mini and iPad Pro. This works on iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11.

Sometimes a frozen iPhone will not let you do any type of activity, and often you are stuck on-screen in an app or on a home screen. This can also help if your iPhone is stuck off and won’t turn on, but mainly you will use this when the iPhone is stuck on with an app or something on-screen.

This is a hard-reboot, but some people will call it a hard-reset. Don’t worry about the reset part of this name. You are not resetting the iPhone like you would with a factory reset that wipes all the data clean.

Fix your frozen iPhone in seconds.
Fix your frozen iPhone in seconds.

This may not solve all of your problems. If the iPhone freezes regularly you may need to remove an app or perform an actual factory reset on your iPhone and start from scratch.

It’s normal for an iPhone to freeze once or twice in a year after you install a bad app or run into a problem. If things continue to freeze or go bad, there may be a hardware problem that requires a trip to an Apple Store.

Fix a Frozen iPhone in 10 Seconds

You can fix a frozen iPhone in about ten seconds by pressing and holding the power and home button at the same time until the iPhone restarts.

If you have the iPhone 7, you need to press the volume down and the power button at the same time. Once the iPhone screen changes from the frozen state to showing an Apple logo or just a blank screen you can let go.

This is a hard reboot. By pressing and holding the home button and power button you force the iPhone to restart. This is similar to holding the power button on a Macbook or laptop or just unplugging a device from power.

You'll see this screen when you fix a frozen iPhone.
You’ll see this screen when you fix a frozen iPhone.

You don’t need to hold the power buttons after the phone restarts. You should not lose any data doing this, but if you were typing a message, document or working on something inside of an app you may lose that small bit of work depending on when it saved.

You don’t need to be plugged into power or connected to a computer to use this method of fixing a frozen iPhone. If the battery is low, it may help to plug-in to power, but otherwise, you are good to do this anytime the iPhone is frozen.

This works on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on any version of Apple’s software including iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and the upcoming iOS 11.

Read: iOS 10 Tips and Tricks

For users who consistently have this problem, it may be good to uninstall a problem app or make sure it is up to date. If you never restart your iPhone or iPad and you have this happen once or twice a year you can often avoid it by restarting you iPhone once every other week.

If this is a continual problem you should consider backing up the iPhone to iCloud or your computer and then performing a factory reset. This takes longer to complete, but it can resolve problems.

If you choose to restore from an iPhone backup and the problem continues you may need to hard reset the iPhone and then set it up as a new device.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11

iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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How to Fix a Frozen iPhone in 10 Seconds is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

How to Downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Do you need to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10 because you ran into iOS 11 beta problems or simply need a more stable experience until closer to the iOS 11 release date this fall? We’ll walk you through how to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to the latest version of iOS 10 after you’re done playing with the new iOS 11 features.

It’s easy to go back to iOS 10, but you need to follow the directions closely because there is a very important step that is essential to downgrading. This process works for the developer preview and the public iOS 11 beta.

Some people ran into problems with the iOS 11 downgrade and Apple delivered a new version of the iOS 11 beta 2 for developers that fixes problems users had downgrading to iOS 10. If you are on the developer iOS 11 beta, upgrade to that before you downgrade. It is only available on select devices, so if you don’t see an update, you’re good to go

When you downgrade from one version of iOS to another, you must erase the iPhone or iPad completely. You also must restore a backup made on iOS 10 after you downgrade to iOS 10, so you may be missing a little bit of information if you try the iOS 11 beta for more than a few days.

Plan to spend at least 20 minutes, possibly longer when you downgrade to iOS 10 from the iOS 11 beta. That does not include the time it takes to restore from backup, which could add an hour or more.

How to Downgrade From iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

This process is simple to do, you just need to follow the directions one step at a time so that you don’t miss anything. We’ll walk you through how to enter Recovery Mode and then how to use iTunes to downgrade to iOS 10. You need a computer for this to work, so you may need to borrow one if you are fully switched over to the iPhone and iPad world.

When you see this message in iTunes you are ready to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.
When you see this message in iTunes you are ready to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.
  1. Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode. Turn the iPhone or iPad off.
  2. On the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, hold volume down, on all other iPhones and iPas hold the home button. Plug your iPhone into your computer with iTunes running. When you see the Connect to iTunes screen you can let go of the volume or home button.
  3. iTunes should identify the iPhone is in Recovery Mode, show a pop-up and offer to Restore the iPhone or iPad.
  4. When prompted choose to Restore and Update your iPhone or iPad. This will download the latest official release of iOS 10, erase your iPhone and install this version.

In 15 to 30 minutes the process will complete and you can restore from an iOS 10 backup to get back to where you were before you tried the iOS 11 beta. You can perform this process up until the iOS 11 official release this fall.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11

iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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How to Downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.