Poll: Do You Have a Folder on Your iPad or iPhone for Useless But Unremovable Apple Apps? What is it Called?
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.[poll id="4″]
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