Swipe to Delete iOS 9

One could argue that iOS 9’s new swipe to delete feature in the stock Clock app was borrowed from a jailbreak tweak, but the implementation of such a feature is so obvious that concluding such wouldn’t be fair.

Regardless of how it got there, swipe to delete is finally implemented into the stock Clock app in iOS 9. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s super-happy to see this handy gesture make its way to an app that many of us use regularly.

Swipe to Delete Stock Clock App

Swipe to delete works inside both the World Clock and Alarm tabs of the stock Clock app on iOS 9. It’s another one of those features that’s bound to fly under the radar, but once you know it’s there, it’s like finally!

I never understood why swipe to delete wasn’t present in the stock Clock app up until iOS 8. I always found myself wishing to perform such a simple gesture, especially on larger devices like the iPhone 6 Plus.

What do you think? Was it so obvious that Apple finally decided to tackle it, or was it borrowed from the jailbreak tweak?

  • applefanboyidw

    Congrats on your another useless article!

  • John

    One could also argue that iOS 9’s new swipe to delete feature brings it more inline with the rest of the operating system…and actually has NOTHING to do with a jailbreak tweak.

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here Jeff.

    • applefanboyidw

      well you know Apple loves stealing innovation and labeling it as theirs

    • Your Mother

      One can make a better argument that iOS 7, 8 & 9 have “borrowed” dozens and dozens of features from Android that have NOTHING to do with jailbreaks or being “more in line with blah blah blah”

      • John

        If you really want to try and start that sort of conversation, which no one who’s adult would even attempt, I’ll take it one step further and remind you what happened in 2007.

  • HoodFlow

    Can someone help me? Who has the same issue in iOS 9?

    the volume of my device automatically turns down after unknown time. Every time I turn on the volume in control center but later it turns itself down. How can I solve this issue?

  • miras

    Very useful. iOS getting better and better

    • Your Mother

      Better and better because it’s becoming more and more like Android.

      • Shinonuke

        Maybe one day iOS will become so much like Android that iPhone haters would stop posting comments like “Better and better because it’s becoming more and more like Android” on an Apple fanboy website

  • Inseltraeumer

    Finally 😀 now I’m really tempted to update

  • al7oot

    Great it makes sense

  • coLin

    Finally!!! Does not hurt to put a gray edit button also (kind of like when you swipe on an email). Thumbs up for that!