Hide or Move Icons That Cannot Be Deleted on iPhone 6

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Steps

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    To get started, give a single press on the home button
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    This will take us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe or slide across
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    Enter a PIN or passcode
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    Alternatively, press a finger or thumb on the home button. This will trigger the fingerprint sensor and unlock the phone, taking us to the home screen. Once here, we are going to want to find any of the icons that cannot be deleted on the iPhone 6.
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    Press and hold any icon
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    Once we press and hold, all of the icons will begin shaking. We can let go at this point. All the ones that can be deleted, such as "Cardio" or "Translate" in our case, will have an "x" in a gray circle on top of them.
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    Give one press on an "x"
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    It will ask us if we would like to delete the application. It also warns us that doing so "will also delete all of its data". We will tap the "x" on Cardio.
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    Tap "Delete" to delete the app or press "Cancel" to go back
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    In our case, we do not want to delete Cardio, so we will tap "Cancel". What we do want to do is hide the Health application, which cannot be deleted.
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    Normally, we can take two icons, press and hold on one of them, and drag it on top of the other
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    Let's drag Translate onto Cardio.
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    It will create a folder
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    Tap off the folder to go back to the home screen. Let's add Health to the folder.
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    Press and hold on Health
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    Drag the icon over the folder. Keep holding until the folder opens.
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    Let it go inside the folder
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    Press, hold and drag Health back out of the folder
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    We are going to show an alternative way to do this.
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    Press the home button once
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    This will stop the icons from shaking and remove the "x" buttons.
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    Press and hold a different icon
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    We will use Weather.
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    Drag it onto Health
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    It will create another folder for us. We will drag Weather back out, as we don't need the folder. It puts the icons back the way they were. We can do this with any of the icons on the phone, even icons such as Passbook or some of the other application icons that don't like to be moved around.
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    Give one press on the home button to make the icons immovable again
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    Swipe over and find Passbook
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    Normally, Passbook or Find iPhone are two icons that don't want to go away. Passbook especially.
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    Press, hold and drag Passbook on top of Find iPhone
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    Release Passbook
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    Now we have a folder that has been created with our Passbook application. It didn't require us to do anything crazy, or quickly move or slide a finger, as in some of the other tutorials available will instruct.
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    Double-press the home button and it will take us back to the main home screen and close everything up
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to move or hide icons that cannot be deleted on the iPhone 6
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    If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions about this, or other videos here on VisiHow, do please leave us a comment in the section below. Otherwise, thanks for watching, and have a great day.
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