Removing apps from 3G phone

July 6, 2009 at 21:53:23
Specs: iPhone OS
How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
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#1
July 6, 2009 at 22:53:23
In article <h2udis$5lj$1@news.eternal-september.org>, big john
<xjrwatson@yahoo.com> wrote:

> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??

tap and hold any icon until the icons start to jiggle, then tap the x
in the top left corner of the app to delete. or, just uncheck the app
in itunes and sync. while they're jiggling you can also rearrange
them.

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#2
July 6, 2009 at 23:53:23
In article <MPG.24bdab1656d794919898b5@news-europe.giganews.com>,
NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote:

> > > How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
> >
> > tap and hold any icon until the icons start to jiggle, then tap the x
> > in the top left corner of the app to delete. or, just uncheck the app
> > in itunes and sync. while they're jiggling you can also rearrange
> > them.
>
> .... and simply press the Home button again to stop the jiggling.
> Sorry nospam, didn't mean to tag onto the end of your post there, but I
> give the exact same instructions to someone as you just posted, and got
> a frantic phone call several minutes later asking how to stop them
> jiggling...!

thanks, i forgot to mention that step.

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#3
July 7, 2009 at 00:53:23

"Mike" <mikeloveschampagneandrugby@googlemail.com> wrote in message
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> big john wrote:
>> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>
> <Sigh> whatever happened to RTFM?
>
> You have to download it first though ...
>
> Mike

THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)

I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys. A
folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the same
as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new device.


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#4
July 7, 2009 at 01:53:23
nospam wrote:
> In article <h2udis$5lj$1@news.eternal-september.org>, big john
> <xjrwatson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>
> tap and hold any icon until the icons start to jiggle, then tap the x
> in the top left corner of the app to delete. or, just uncheck the app
> in itunes and sync. while they're jiggling you can also rearrange
> them.
Thanks, nospam. I had read the so called "FM" and didn't find it there -
Must have overlooked it, so I appreciate your civil and helpful answer.

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#5
July 7, 2009 at 02:53:23

"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Mike" <mikeloveschampagneandrugby@googlemail.com> wrote in message
> news:4A53863C.4090309@googlemail.com...
>> big john wrote:
>>> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>>
>> <Sigh> whatever happened to RTFM?
>>
>> You have to download it first though ...
>>
>> Mike
>
> THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)
>
> I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys. A
> folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the
> same as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new
> device.
>
>
You got that right!


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#6
July 7, 2009 at 03:53:23

"Jeffrey Kaplan" <nomail@gordol.org> wrote in message
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> Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Todd Allcock said:
>
>> THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)
>>
>> I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys. A
>> folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the
>> same
>> as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new device.
>
> My newest toy comes with a ton of printed paper and two CDs.
> Unfortunately, the printed paper isn't as useful as I first thought.
> What I thought was a user's manual of at least a hundred pages turns
> out to be a 10 page "Basic Reference" translated into almost every
> language on the planet.

LOL! I've fallen for that one before as well!

> At least one of the two disks claims to have the manual on it. Probably
> as a PDF.

To be fair, PDFs probably make a lot more sense for user-upgradable products
like the iPhone. I suspect an original iPhone 2G rev1.0 manual would be of
very little use to that same phone running 3.0 firmware!

I just upgraded an old circa-2003 hand-me-down Verizon Samsung i730 WinMo
phone from the WM 2003 OS to WM5, and the button assignments no longer match
the icons stamped into the buttons, and the old "power off" button (hold
down the hang-up button for several seconds) now toggles flight mode on/off!
I downloaded the new WM5 version of the manual from Verizon and was amused
to find it includes a section devoted to rearrainging the button functions
to the old assignments to match the printed icons! I still can't find a way
to turn the blamed thing off though! (The "power" button puts it in standby
like it always did, but there doesn't seem to be a way to actually power it
down completely, short of removing the battery! The manual claims the power
off function, which now triggers flight mode on/off, is still valid. It
isn't! Fortunately, a third-party app I use offers a shutdown function, so
I just use that when needed.)


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#7
July 7, 2009 at 04:53:23
big john wrote:
> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??

<Sigh> whatever happened to RTFM?

You have to download it first though ...

Mike

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#8
July 7, 2009 at 05:53:23
In article <060720092015304260%nospam@nospam.invalid>,
nospam@nospam.invalid says...
> In article <h2udis$5lj$1@news.eternal-september.org>, big john
> <xjrwatson@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>
> tap and hold any icon until the icons start to jiggle, then tap the x
> in the top left corner of the app to delete. or, just uncheck the app
> in itunes and sync. while they're jiggling you can also rearrange
> them.
>

.... and simply press the Home button again to stop the jiggling.
Sorry nospam, didn't mean to tag onto the end of your post there, but I
give the exact same instructions to someone as you just posted, and got
a frantic phone call several minutes later asking how to stop them
jiggling...!

--

NightStalker

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#9
July 7, 2009 at 06:53:23
Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Todd Allcock said:

> THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)
>
> I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys. A
> folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the same
> as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new device.

My newest toy comes with a ton of printed paper and two CDs.
Unfortunately, the printed paper isn't as useful as I first thought.
What I thought was a user's manual of at least a hundred pages turns
out to be a 10 page "Basic Reference" translated into almost every
language on the planet.

At least one of the two disks claims to have the manual on it. Probably
as a PDF.

--
Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
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"Buckaroo, I don't know what to say. Lectroids? Planet 10? Nuclear
extortion? A girl named "John"?" (President Widmark, "Buckaroo
Banzai")

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#10
July 7, 2009 at 07:53:23
Todd Allcock wrote:
>
> "Mike" <mikeloveschampagneandrugby@googlemail.com> wrote in message
> news:4A53863C.4090309@googlemail.com...
>> big john wrote:
>>> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>>
>> <Sigh> whatever happened to RTFM?
>>
>> You have to download it first though ...
>>
>> Mike
>
> THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)
>
> I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys.
> A folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the
> same as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new device.

Have to agree with you there I'm afraid, but still I'm sure Apple (as
with all manufacturers) pass the printing and packaging savings onto the
customer.

Mike

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#11
July 7, 2009 at 08:53:23
Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Todd Allcock said:

> > My newest toy comes with a ton of printed paper and two CDs.
> > Unfortunately, the printed paper isn't as useful as I first thought.
> > What I thought was a user's manual of at least a hundred pages turns
> > out to be a 10 page "Basic Reference" translated into almost every
> > language on the planet.
>
> LOL! I've fallen for that one before as well!
>
> > At least one of the two disks claims to have the manual on it. Probably
> > as a PDF.
>
> To be fair, PDFs probably make a lot more sense for user-upgradable products
> like the iPhone. I suspect an original iPhone 2G rev1.0 manual would be of
> very little use to that same phone running 3.0 firmware!

"My newest toy" isn't the iPhone, I've had that for 11 months and came
in a box too small for a CD. This ton of useless paper is for a pocket
sized camera.

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Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
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an obligation on both sides. The polite thing to do is sort of pretend
we're not here till she's ready for us." (Miles Vorkosigan [Lois
McMaster Bujold, "The Mountains of Mourning"])

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#12
July 7, 2009 at 09:53:23
My iphone came with a bookmark to the online one - which is always up to
date and hence better than paper :)

http://help.apple.com/iphone/3/mobile/

Go to that URL on your iphone, select the search icon and search for
"Deleting Applications"

"Mike" <mikeloveschampagneandrugby@googlemail.com> wrote in message
news:4A53863C.4090309@googlemail.com...
> big john wrote:
>> How does one remove an unwanted app from a 3G phone??
>
> <Sigh> whatever happened to RTFM?
>
> You have to download it first though ...
>
> Mike


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