How To Hide Stock Apple Apps & Features on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

At the unveiling of iOS 9 at WWDC 2015, what we came across was a sincere effort from Apple to evolve its operating system for iPhone/iPad. Rather than announcing fancy new changes to the UI or throwing in plethora of new gimmicky features, Apple has tried to nurture its iOS ecosystem in order to provide users with the most intuitive, complete and responsive mobile operating system. Consequently,with the release of iOS 9 Public beta already a hit among millions of iOS users, Apple surely is hitting all the right cords at the right time, perhaps.

But what comes along with beautifully nurtured OS is a series of Stock apps and features that find less use in day-to-day life to many. Although these stock apps viz. the iTunes Store or Podcasts or Facetime build up the basics of iOS, but then, to many, they are less useful in day-to-day functionalities. What comes as a restriction to these people is the fact that these stock Apple Apps cannot be deleted. In order to find a way out to actually do so, you needed to Jailbreak your device to proceed with a tutorial to actually hide them. But today, for all those who have cringed long and hard to get rid of these apps and features from their iPhone or iPad, we bring to you the legit way in a step-by-step tutorial on How to hide Stock Apple Apps & Features on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak. Take a look!

Tutorial #1 : How To Hide Stock Apple Apps on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

Apple offers an inbuilt way to hide some of its stock apps that you may find less useful to share screenspace on your iPhone or iPad. For this, you need to proceed with the following tutorial that would guide you through step-by-step.

Step 1 : Open up Settings and navigate to General>Restrictions.

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Step 2 : Open up the Restrictions menu and tap Enable Restrictions. This will prompt you to enter a password and reconfirm the same so as to give you authoritative rights to toggle on/off all the restrictions thereafter.

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Step 3 : Once done, you can now toggle off all the Stock Apple apps such as Facetime, iTunes Store, Podcasts etc. in order to hide them from your iPhone or iPad.

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Step 4 : Turn back to your homescreen and spot the difference. They’re Gone!

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Tutorial #2 : How To Hide Stock Apple Features on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

Apple also offers an inbuilt way to disable some of its stock features that you may find less useful to actually be activated on your iPhone or iPad. For this, you need to proceed with the following tutorial that would guide you through step-by-step.

Note : Before proceeding with the following tutorials, you need to enable restrictions on your iPhone or iPad, as briefed above in Step 1 and Step 2 in Tutorial #1.

(a) How to Enable/Disable Siri on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

Step 1 : Once you have enabled the Restriction as briefed above, now toggle off the Siri & Dictation tab.

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Step 2 : Long press the home button and spot the difference. Siri is no more available to answer your queries.

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(b) How to Enable/Disable Safari and Camera on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

Step 1 : Once you have enabled the Restriction as briefed above, now toggle off the Safari & Camera tab.

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Step 2 : Head over to your homescreen again and you’ll no longer see Safari and Camera apps in existance

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(c) How to Enable/Disable Airdrop on iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak

Step 1 : Once you have enabled the Restriction as briefed above, now toggle off the Airdrop tab.

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Step 2 : Open up the control center to find that the Airdrop menu has been restricted out and is no more available.

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