Starting with iOS 10, we can hide stock apps and users have been expecting this feature for a long time. Nevertheless, those with jailbroken devices running iOS 9 are not able to use this feature. Luckily, a new tweak called Force Delete allows you to delete or hide apps with 3D Touch on your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone.
With Force Delete you can benefit from the iOS 10 capability of removing apps, and it relies on 3D Touch fo the purpose.
How to delete or hide apps with 3D Touch
The tweak is available as a free download in Cydia’s BigBoss repository. Once you install it, you can simply 3D Touch the icon of an app you want to delete.
An option called ‘Delete this app’ will appear. You can tap on it to remove that app with no need to enter jiggle mode on the Home screen for the purpose.
Since stock apps are only removed from the home screen and not uninstalled, if you 3D Touch a stock app, an option allowing you to hide it will appear. Any stock app you hide with Force Delete can be unhidden from the tweak’s preferences screen.
If you’re looking to hide or unhide multiple stock apps you can do this quickly from the tweak’s settings pane. There, all the systems apps that can be hidden are displayed and you just need to turn off the toggle to hide any of them.
When you switch the toggle to the on position to unhide an app, it will be added to the Home screen at its original location.
While Force Delete tweak allows you to delete or hide apps with 3D Touch, you don’t need a 3D Touch enabled device to use it. You can install a Cydia tweak that emulates 3D Touch on older devices such as revealMenu to be able to use Force Delete, as well as other tweaks which rely on 3D Touch.