How do you delete useless icons??

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  1. jmorton10
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    how can I delete icons for stupid useless junk like photo booth?

    The squiggly icon thing doesn't work as that icon never shows the X to delete it?

    ~John
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    If it doesn't show it then I am thinking you can't delete it ~ let's see what others chime in with!
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    I'm really hoping that's not the case (although if it is, I can certainly understand why people hate apple)

    ~John
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    You can't delete any of the Apple apps that it came with. If you don't want to see them, stick them in a folder somewhere out of the way.
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    There's a jailbreak app to delete (or hide) the apple apps. Don't know what the app is called though
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    That would be great if jb was available for the ipad2 (personally, I can't wait until it is)

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    It's not an Apple thing... It's a technology thing. You can't delete the NASCAR app from a Sprint Evo either.

    It would be nice to have a Settings option to hide icons for stuff you didn't use, but I'm not so bothered that I'd jailbreak.
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    All bloatware on htc evo, including nascar, can be removed or frozen after a good rooting.
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    I dislike ugly icons and was most annoyed when I couldn't delete stock apple icons like YouTube Notes etc. So they got banished to a folder as far to the rear as I could throw them.

    Happily I need never look at their foul features again. I really though apple could do better in icon design.
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    the restrictions setting will hide a few of them.
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    You can hide safari, app store, itunes, and YouTube
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    Once you Jailbreak, you can use SBSettings and hide any icons you don't like on your Springboard.

    FREE MY iPAD2 
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    Yeah, the jailbreak app you would want to use is "Poof." It easily and quickly hides applications. You browse through the alphabetized list, turn off the icon, re-spring and poof! :)D)...the icon is gone.

    Of course, the key term here is jailbreak, as you've got to have a jailbroken iPad to get Poof. Until you do jailbreak (or if you don't want to), the only option is hiding them away in a folder on a screen far, far away ...

    Marilyn
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    Poof should come preinstalled with SBSettings, no need to install it separately to have yet another icon on the home screen, or under the Settings.

    But until a jb for iPad 2 gets released, this is not really an option.
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    So I should already have it?
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    Yep. Just open SBSettings, click on more and then on Hide icons.
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    Cool. Thanks.
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    Huh. I went to SBSettings>More>Hide Icons. ... Now I remember why I have the separate Poof icon/app. SBSettings crashes whenever I try to run Poof through it. Dunno why...

    Either way, it IS a moot point if you aren't jailbroke.

    Marilyn
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    To delete unwanted Apps, Touch and hold the App Icon for 3 seconds. All App Icons will jiggle with a red 'x' sign on the top left. Touch the 'X' sign and the App is removed.

    To stop running Apps: press home button twice, you will see all tuning Apps at the bottom. Touch any for 3 seconds and all will jiggle with a red minus sign. Touch the minus sign and the App is removed from memory.

    Cheers
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    Yea I was just about to say poof comes in sbsettings. Most people don't know if you have sbsettings on your iPad, you can go into the sbsettings/more/options and set the sbsettings page to fall down the middle, instead of it dropping on the upper left side.

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