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Remove Default Icons From iPad?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by | Filed Under: iOS
 
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Hemachandra writes,

Dear Steve,

I have a number of default icons on my Apple iPad Mini (like map, calendar, etc.) I am not able to delete them. Is it possible to delete them to make space for more apps?

Hi Hemachandra,

In order to remove an icon from the homescreen of an iPad or any iOS device, it means you actually have to remove the whole app. Apple doesn’t allow their default applications, such as Calendar, Camera, FaceTime, and Maps, to be removed completely. So you cannot actually delete the icons.

However, you can make more room for other apps by combining those seldom used apps into one folder. Start by holding down on one of the apps you’d like to delete, such as Maps. This will cause all the apps to wiggle on the screen. If the app cannot be deleted, you will not see an X on the corner once they are all wiggling. (Notice in the screen shot how only iMovie and Chrome have the X.)

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Once the apps are wiggling, drag Maps on top of Calendar. This will create a folder. Drag any other default icons you’d like to hide into this folder in the same manner. You can also change the title of the folder (mine was set as Productivity by my iPad, but I changed it to Apple Stuff) by tapping on the folder when it’s wiggling, then tapping in the title bar and typing the new label. Some have even suggested placing this folder on its own screen so it’s out of the way, which would be up to you.

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If you still need more space, you can do this with all similar Apps you’ve installed, such as all your games, photo editing, and social media apps.

~ Audra

 

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2 Responses to “Remove Default Icons From iPad?”

  1. Nancy Smith says:

    Thank you for this tip! I tried to find a solution from Apple for all these nuisance apps with no success. Hopefully, this will save some space because Apple seem intent on taking up all our space with their add ons. Also, it would seem to me that if they are going to do this, they would be able to add additional space but all they do is say buy a new ipad. Enough to make one not to use Apple!

  2. LaVaun Kilpatrick says:

    I just got an I pad by Apple and appreciate any information I can get to make it useable for me since it is so different from a desk top computere. Thank you!!

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