Apple is working on a way to keep its apps on your iPhone for longer
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Apple has long argued that its apps have a life of their own, and that their apps are designed to support it.
But Apple is now working to keep them on your device, as well as the apps on the App Store, for as long as possible.
The company announced today that it has been testing a new way for apps to stay on your phone for longer: The App Store will let you opt out of downloading new apps, if you are not happy with the way they’re running.
“This new approach makes Apple’s apps the best they can be,” wrote the company in a blog post today.
“If you’re not happy, you can just delete them,” Apple said.
“And if you’re unhappy, you’ll be able to opt out again in a couple of months.”
To opt out, all you need to do is click on the “about” menu on the home screen, and you’ll get a pop-up telling you what’s new.
If you want to uninstall an app, you simply have to press the trash can icon.
Apple says this approach could help to “reduce the risk of an app not working as intended,” as well.
If your phone starts to crash, or your phone doesn’t have a network connection, or it starts to display ads for apps that don’t work, or if your phone isn’t running as smoothly as you’d like, this could mean an app that you’ve downloaded may not work as intended.
Apple said the changes will be rolled out “over the coming weeks.”
The move will take some time, as Apple is still developing the software.
“The process of rolling out the new system is complex, but we are committed to taking this next step in the right direction,” the company said in the blog post.
Apple also added that its iOS 8 update will be available to all devices on September 11.
Apple has long argued that its apps have a life of their own, and that their apps are designed to…