iOS 10 wont actually delete stock Apps

Apple logoEarlier this week following the announcement of iOS 10, it was discovered that the in the latest version of Apples mobile operating system, the Cupertino company finally brought a feature that users have been clamoring for: the ability to delete stock apps, which for the longest time ever had iOS users chuck them into folders just to hide their existence.

Unfortunately it seems that this feature isnt quite what it seems. On the surface it looked pretty straightforward where youd press the X and the program would be removed. If you wanted the program again, youd have to redownload it, kind of like what you would do with regular apps. However during John Grubers The Talk Show podcast, Apples SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi cleared up the misconception.

iOS 10 wont actually delete stock Apps

Apparently what happens is that this feature doesnt actually remove the app from your device. Instead all it does is it deletes user data associated with the apps and hides the icon from view. The actual binary of the app will remain on your device. Now for those who are a little outraged since they thought they could free up some space, there wont be much freeing up to begin with.

Federighi estimates that the combined total of Apples stock apps will probably take up less than 150MB of space, meaning that even if you have the 16GB iPhone, 150MB probably wont be making that much of a dent.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Apple, iOS 10, OSes

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