Here is how to re-install stock apps in iOS 10 on your iPhone

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With iOS 10, Apple has finally allowed its users to remove stock apps you are not actually using from your home screen. This means that dozens of stock apps like Compass, Find My Friend, Stocks and more will be removed from your iPhone’s home screen. However, there are times when you want to re-install stock apps you have previously removed from your home screen. Luckily, iOS 10 lets you bring back all those apps.


In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to re-install stock apps in iOS 10 on your iPhone.

Steps to re-install stock apps in iOS10 on your iPhone

Step one: First and foremost, you are supposed to head to App Store and search for the app you wish to re-install on your iPhone

Step two: Once you have found it, all you need to do is to tap on cloud icon

Step three: It could take a couple seconds to download the app. Once done, the stock app will appear on your home screen.

Steps to delete stock apps in iOS 10 on your iPhone

Process of deleting stock apps in iOS 10 is no different than deleting any other apps on your iPhone. Here is how you can make those unwanted apps vanish

Step one: First off, you need to tap and hold on the icon of the app you wish to delete until it starts shaking

Step two: Once you are done, you will see the “x” button that appears on the top-left of the app icon. All you have to do now is to tap on “x” button to remove the app from your iPhone home screen

Step three: You now need to tap on Remove in the pop-up menu to confirm

Note that when you delete a stock app from your iPhone home screen, it will also be removed from your Apple Watch and there are several apps that cannot be hidden or removed including App Store, Camera, Clock, Health, Messages, Phone, Photos, Safari, Settings, Wallet and Activity.

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