You'll Have Way More Storage Now That Apple Deleted This Annoying Feature
It always sucks when you're trying to download a podcast, or take a photo, or make just a few songs available offline on Spotify when your phone notifies you there's not enough space.
You end up spending the next five to 10 minutes carefully deleting old photos you no longer care about, or you sit there contemplating what apps you really need and which ones you can go without. This is an especially annoying predicament if you're late to work or to meet a friend and you just want to quickly download some entertainment for your commute.
Well, a new update from Apple may have just solved all of our problems.
If you update to iOS 10 beta, you can delete nearly all of the pre-installed apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that take up way too much space, The Guardian reports.
There will still be a few mandatory apps, of course, in order to ensure your phone operates correctly: App Store, Camera, Activity, Wallet, Find iPhone, Health, Messages, Phone, Safari and Settings.
Some of the apps you can now remove include Calculator, Calendar, Compass, FaceTime, Find My Friends and iBooks.
You can also remove Contacts on your iPhone, but not on an iPad.
When you remove a built-in app from your Home screen, you also remove any related user data and configuration files. This can affect things like related system functions or information on your Apple Watch. The apps built into iOS are designed to be very space efficient, so all of them together use less than 150MB.
In other words, you might want to choose carefully what you delete. But, you at least have the option now.
Life is so much better with freedom of choice.