How do you remove Apple’s pre-installed apps? iOS 10 makes it easy.
After removing the app, its icon will disappear from its folder or home screen. A note on removing pre-installed apps: Because they’re part of the system bundle — and some are deeply integrated with Siri — you aren’t actually freeing up any disk space when you take them away. Instead, they’re just being hidden from the Home screen. (It’s very similar to the toggle for Apple’s iCloud Drive app, first introduced in iOS 9.)
How to re-install an Apple app once it has been removed
Open app Store from the home screen or inside folder.Navigate to Search tab on the lower portion of screen.Enter the name of the app into the search bar. If that doesn’t work, you can also search for Apple, then select the developer’s page to see a list of all pre-installed apps.
Tap app icon.
That’s it! Right now, it’s a bit difficult to find Apple’s first-party apps through search, but that should get easier after iOS 10 has been released to the public. In the meantime, searching for a well-known Apple app like the Apple Store app, and getting the company’s listings through there is the easiest way.
Can’t find an app you uninstalled? Having problems with the process? Let us know in the comments!