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Old 08-17-2016, 03:48 PM
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Those apps are part of the ios operating system.
Old 08-17-2016, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Crap....

It re-set and now theres all these stupid icons I don't want.

* Facetime
* Photo's
* Maps
* Books
* Photo Booth
* Find friends
* Etc


How do I get rid of this crap???????
Those are all part of the OS. Can't get rid of them. You can, however, hide them. Drag the ones you don't want over to another page. Drag one to the very right side of the screen, until it takes you to another page. Then drop them there. You could also drag one on top of another to make a folder. Then they'll only take up the space of one icon.

One note, for a while, there were some that couldn't go into a folder. If you are using an old version of iOS, you may find that. You can still put them all on page 2, 3, etc. so you won't have to see them.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
They wiggle but no X appears anywhere!!!

Please don't tell me there permanent crap!!!!!
Jailbreak will allow you to get rid of them. But... you might not be the candidate for them.

If they are just there an you don't use them, other than hurting your OCD what harm are they?
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Does it run any better for you? In my experience, older iPads seem to get slower and slower with each update to the OS. I have the 4 generation and it's noticeably slower (stutters) then my dads Air 2. It wasn't slow when I bought it and resetting it didn't seem to do anything for me.

I'm thinking about jailbreaking it to see if that helps.
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Jailbreaking is bogus. Most of the old reasons to do it haven't been valid for a couple of years now, and it will not make your iThing run faster..
It used to be that jailbreaking was the only way to get third-party apps on your device at all," said Jonathan Zdziarski, a Boston-area security researcher and expert on iOS forensics. "I helped develop the first jailbreaks, and back then there was no (software development kit), no App Store and no security on the phone to protect users, anyway."

Many of those reasons no longer apply, Zdziarski noted. He said that while he has jailbroken devices for research and system engineering, there's little that a jailbroken iPhone can do that a standard iDevice can't, and none of it is anything the average user needs.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-j...ews-18850.html

Spraynet: In iOS 10 this fall, you'll be able to hide those. Until then, I have a bunch of those dumped in a folder called "crApple."
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Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman View Post
Jailbreaking is bogus. Most of the old reasons to do it haven't been valid for a couple of years now, and it will not make your iThing run faster..
It used to be that jailbreaking was the only way to get third-party apps on your device at all," said Jonathan Zdziarski, a Boston-area security researcher and expert on iOS forensics. "I helped develop the first jailbreaks, and back then there was no (software development kit), no App Store and no security on the phone to protect users, anyway."

Many of those reasons no longer apply, Zdziarski noted. He said that while he has jailbroken devices for research and system engineering, there's little that a jailbroken iPhone can do that a standard iDevice can't, and none of it is anything the average user needs.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-j...ews-18850.html

Spraynet: In iOS 10 this fall, you'll be able to hide those. Until then, I have a bunch of those dumped in a folder called "crApple."
That is true. However you do get access to some interesting apps, and things like the "night mode" which is now available only took about 6 iOS versions to be included. There are other things, but as you said the average user does not need it, and may even be a hinderance to them.

Great folder name
Old 08-18-2016, 05:24 AM
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Placed all of the stupid Icons on the second page, which was most all of them...

Screen looks much, much better now, thanks for that tip!

With regards to the I-Pad running faster, I do notice an improvement but nothing to really get excited about. What has completely gone away it seems is the shuttering between tasks, that is gone!

Thanks again everyone!
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Originally Posted by twollman View Post
Does it run any better for you? In my experience, older iPads seem to get slower and slower with each update to the OS. I have the 4 generation and it's noticeably slower (stutters) then my dads Air 2. It wasn't slow when I bought it and resetting it didn't seem to do anything for me.

I'm thinking about jailbreaking it to see if that helps.
No need for jailbreak for a speed increase just reset it back to factory settings. I just did this two weeks ago to my iPad 2 and it's running great now for what I need. Before that it was sitting in a drawer for 2 years because it was pretty much unusable.
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Let me address something directly:

You cannot defragment an iPad. If you somehow managed to do it, you'd run the risk of damaging the flash memory storage (flash storage doesn't work like the old hard disks). Also, iOS (like Mac OS X) is UNIX-based and doesn't need to be defragged because it handles that internally.
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Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman View Post
Let me address something directly:

You cannot defragment an iPad. If you somehow managed to do it, you'd run the risk of damaging the flash memory storage (flash storage doesn't work like the old hard disks). Also, iOS (like Mac OS X) is UNIX-based and doesn't need to be defragged because it handles that internally.

Being the computer dumb ass that I am, I had no idea what to call it.

But....I do thank you for showcasing my complete ignorance on the subject!!!
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I just don't want somebody trying to defrag an iThing (or an Android tablet or smartphone) and wrecking an expensive piece of hardware.
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Originally Posted by twollman View Post
Does it run any better for you? In my experience, older iPads seem to get slower and slower with each update to the OS. I have the 4 generation and it's noticeably slower (stutters) then my dads Air 2. It wasn't slow when I bought it and resetting it didn't seem to do anything for me.

I'm thinking about jailbreaking it to see if that helps.
I think they do this on purpose to force you to have to buy newer models. Good for them, sucks for us.

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