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?
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:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Notifications
- Look for “Tips’
- 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.