Daily tip: how to hide built-in apps like weather and stocks [jailbreak]

Yes, you can Jailbreak the white iPhone 4

Here is a tip for Jailbreakers on how to hide apps -- like Apple's built in and impossible to delete weather and stocks -- easily with the Poof tweak that comes built into your SBSettings. SBSettings is a free tweak from the Cydia app store that will do just that. Hit the jump to find out how to get it on your device.


  1. Launch Cydia from your [jailbroken device](http://www.imore.com/2011/05/06/jailbreak-ios-433-redsn0w-096rc15-untethered/).
  2. In Cydia, search "SBSettings"
  3. Download the tweak from Cydia.

How to use

  1. Launch the tweak from your device by sliding your finger across the top status bar.
  2. Select the More button.
  3. Select the Hide Icons button.
  4. Select which icons you would like to hide.
  5. Respring your device.

**Bonus Tip: If you're not Jailbroken, you can't delete built in app but you can hide them in folders and consign them to distant home screen.

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Daily tip: how to hide built-in apps like weather and stocks [jailbreak]


Can't you just make a big, fat "If you're an idiot, CLICK HERE!"-sign on the front page so that I don't have to see all the painfully simple iPhone 101 articles?

If you think you might need them again, but don't want to put them in a folder (to keep your kids away from them, for example), use SBSettings's "Dock Applications" option instead.

It's amusing to me see what kinds of douches are on this blog. No one made them read this article. Great article Cody.

No, but since 99% of the time this blog is awesome, I read it. It's just irritating to see all the iPhone 101 articles and honestly, users that barely know what the stock apps do or how to set up a mail account (yes, there's a tipb tip for that too!) won't bother to read an iPhone blog with all the "strange" jailbreak and WWDC stuff.

So we should only write what you're interested in?
Not really the way it works. Don't read the article if you aren't interested in it. Read the title and move along. Plenty of others will read it or fins it useful.

Is there a way to change the default apps? ie use MiCal instead of the default calendar (so that all calendar notifications are shown from MiCal, not from the default calendar).
I know there's a JB to resolve the browser preference, but I haven't been able to do the same with the calendar.
And I agree with the alternative solution - just put all the unnecessary apps in a specific folder.