At the beginning of 2021, information began to spread actively on the Web that Apple could remove Telegram, not only from the App Store, but also from the iPhones of all users (although this has never happened before). The removal of Telegram was associated with the riots in the United States and with the popularity of the messenger in the Middle East, in general, that it was not attributed to it. A few days after that, users of social networks and large Telegram channels began distributing instructions on how to “save” Telegram from Apple’s removal. Many were led not only to the news about the removal of Telegram, but also, pleased with themselves, did everything according to this very instruction, believing that now the insidious Apple will not be able to remove applications from their devices. But Apple didn’t intend to. Moreover, all this instruction – fake.
This is how this instruction looked, the authors of which promised “100% Telegram protection”:
Allegedly, after that Apple will not be able to remove applications from the device. But this instruction won’t help. The point about deleting applications in Settings prohibits the user himself from deleting applications, not Apple. And in general, this is done so that parents can manage the applications installed on children’s devices.
Apps are not removed from iPhone iOS 14
As usual, most of the users did not understand and, wanting to keep Telegram on their iPhone, disabled the removal of applications. And, apparently, they forgot about it. When the hype about the Telegram ban in the App Store subsided, few people thought that they should return everything back.
What did it lead to? It’s simple – users cannot delete applications on their devices. In our chat in Telegram every day (and more than once) they complain that their applications are not deleted.
And there are really a lot of such messages.
How to uninstall an app on an iPhone
It is not difficult (now) to guess that to uninstall applications, you need to reopen the Telegram “rescue” instructions and do the opposite. Just in case, below I will write how to re-enable uninstallation of applications on iPhone.
- Open Settings and select Screen time.
- Select a tab Content and privacy.
- Go to the menu ITunes Store and App Store purchases.
- From the Uninstall Applications menu, select Yes.
Hopefully after this you will no longer puzzle over why applications are removed from the desktop, but remain in the application library… It’s still useful to remember what manipulations you make with your iPhone.
Can Apple remove an app from an iPhone?
Perhaps Apple does have a tool with which the company can remotely uninstall an application, but during the existence of iOS and the App Store, it has never launched it. The corporation has repeatedly removed applications from the App Store: for example, in 2017, due to a violation of the law on personal data, the application of the social network LinkedIn disappeared from the Russian store. At the end of December 2020, 39,000 apps with games in the Chinese App Store were purged as game publishers were operating without a license. Another high-profile case was the removal of the popular Fortnite game from developer Epic Games. However, in all cases, applications remained on users’ devices if they were already installed earlier. It’s just that new users (and old ones, if they delete it) could no longer download the application.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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