If you own an iDevice then you’ve probably noticed that Apple has been stuffing its mobile devices with more and more bloatware: apps which you don’t need and cannot remove.
I’ve certainly noticed the problem on my new iPad; in fact, I have a screen-full of apps which I mostly don’t use:
To be fair, I do use four of the 5 apps on the bottom bar, but I don’t use the rest of the apps very much. And in the case of the Apple Watch, Newsstand, Maps, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, and Clock apps, I don’t use them ever.
Luckily there is a solution. Earlier this evening a tweet came down my timeline with a fix which is both simple and completely effective at reducing the clutter:
Retweet if you have a folder on your iPhone where you put useless but unremovable Apple apps.
— Michael Wolfe (@michaelrwolfe) April 15, 2015
iDevices have supported folders since iOS 4.2, but I’m embarrassed to say that I never thought of using them this way. (In my defense, my previous iPad didn’t have nearly as much bloatware.)
So tell me, do you have a folder set aside for Apple’s bloatware?
If you’re going to create a folder right now, click yes. And if you’re not sure how to make a folder, you can find instructions on about.com.
And do leave a comment with the name you put on the folder; my folder is named “Useless”, but I’m looking to give it a different name. Perhaps I will call it “Tim Cook’s Ego”, or some such.
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