Apple has posted a new support article to go along with the first beta release of iOS 10, detailing how to remove certain stock apps from the system. You will also be able to restore the built-in apps that you remove via the App Store.

iOS 10 will let you ditch some of Apple's built-in apps

According to Apple, the following apps can be removed from devices running the iOS 10 beta:

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

Apple notes that removing these apps will also remove their user data and configuration files. There are a couple of exceptions, as removing the Contacts app won't delete your Contact data, and that information will still be available in the Phone app.

Removing a built-in app works like removing a third-party app. Simply tap and hold down on the app icon, then tap the 'X' that appears in the upper left corner. To restore it, simply search for it in the App Store, then tap the cloud icon to start the download process.

Note that any built-in apps that are removed from your device will no longer appear in CarPlay, as widgets, or on the Apple Watch.

iOS 10 is expected to get its public release this fall. The system is currently in developer beta, with a public beta slated to begin in July.