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How Do I Delete Tips App From iOS 8?

Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:11 am

If you have explored iOS 8 firmware by now, then you are probably familiar with the new Tips app. Just launch the Tips app and you can read a bunch of useful tips and tricks related to iOS 8. It quickly gets boring though. Plus, there aren’t many iOS tips anyway, which is why it’s best to delete it.

But how is it possible to remove Tips app permanently?

Truth is, the new Tips app cannot delete itself.

Tips app ships with the iOS 8, so it’s a default app and you should know this simple rule about all the default apps: we cannot remove them from our iPhones, iPads, or iPod Touch.

Don’t believe me?

Give it a try. Tap on the icon of Tips app and wait for the “x” mark to appear. You won’t get anything — meaning you cannot delete or erase the Tips app from your device. Only third-party apps can be deleted this way.

But why are we saying this to you?

We want to get rid of Tips app as much you want. You will probably know that many Apple users have been requesting for an option to hide and erase default apps like Calendar, Clock, Reminder for years. Add Tips app to that list. You simply cannot remove it, but there are certainly “alternate” solutions you can implement right away.

How To Hide Tips App Permanently

As deleting Tips app is not possible, we decided to invest our time to find out what does it really take to mute it from annoying us. The fix, in short, is simple: you are going to put the Tips app icon into an existing folder.

Merely moving the Tips app to another folder is not enough. It is equally important to stop Tips app from sending alerts and future notifications. Just follow these two steps:

Step 1 of 2: Turn OFF Notifications

Tips app has notification enabled by default. So you have to turn it OFF before you follow the next step. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Look for “Tips’
  4. Disable “Allow Notifications”

Step 2 of 2: Move Tips App To Trash Folder

Take the Tips app and hide it in a Trash folder. Trash folder? That’s right. You probably don’t have such a folder on your Apple device, right?

Simply create a new folder and call it anything. We call it “Trash” because that’s where all the unused iOS apps go, including the Tips app. You can create a new “Junk” or “Waste” or any folder name you like.

Of course, it’s going to be meaningless if you are going to create a new folder just to put one Tips app in it. So look into your device, find apps you don’t use frequently, and put them in a folder. One folder on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can have 135 apps.

This way, you are not only hiding Tips app and other unused apps, but also keeping your device organized.

Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware
  • Abc123

    This is a very long explanation to a very simple and short answer. You can’t delete or hide the ‘Tips’, it is delivered functionality by Apple.

    • iOS8Release

      You are right. We made that clear in the first few paragraphs. It’s also true that some of our articles are long, and we do that intentionally – as it helps new iOS users.

      Feedback is always welcomed.

  • Seanferd

    Thanks for wasting my time. You’re the tips app of websites

    • iOS8Release

      Sorry for wasting your time. Point noted. If you read the article again, you will see that we have answered the “main question” in the third paragraph.

      And then we explained you the number of ways to hide the Tips app.

    • Kuma95

      Wow, that freaking rude.

  • Trip

    It answered my question.

    • iOS8Release

      Glad to know! :)

  • Baggles

    Pissed I upgraded. Seriously. Tips?? Is Apple trying to make people go to Android??

  • Alan

    It’s unfair to entitle you as the ‘tips app of the websites’. The article actually answered the question in the third paragraph and proceeding or not is up to the reader. I came just to confirm it’s not possible to uninstall it and I got my answer. Thank for that.

  • Unknown

    Were is the folder located?

  • K12ed

    I thought it was a good suggestion on dealing with unwanted yet forced Apple “functionality”. Thanks. As for the SA below don’t let the door hit your A on the way out.

  • Thai Amulet

    I found a menu option to disable its visibility but cant remember how i did it. I idd however manage to deactivate it


    You should just add the words “You Can’t” to the title of the article. This would be less misleading.