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Revision as of 16:43, 1 December 2010


This is where all of the pre-installed native apps, as well as native jailbreak apps (from Cydia and elsewhere), are installed. They can't be deleted under normal circumstances. One can delete them on a jailbroken device through some sort of file-management tool such as SSH or iFile, although doing this is highly unrecommended as they can't be re-installed. Cydia will move this directory to the user partition and create a symlink to it.

/Applications --> /var/stash/Applications.*****

NOTE: In the title, the asterisks represent randomly generated characters that are generated when the folder is created and symlinked

App Store apps are installed by iTunes in the /var/mobile/Applications folder.


This directory typically contains only application bundles.


Native apps

Folder name (generic) Folder name (iPad version) Application name 1.x 2.x 3.x 4.x Description
AdSheet.app AdSheet~ipad.app No No No Yes Hidden app for iAd support
AppStore.app AppStore.app App Store No Yes Yes Yes Client for the App Store
Calculator.app Calculator.app Calculator Yes Yes Yes Yes Calculator. Icon evolved over major OS releases. Landscape scientific mode added in iPhone OS 3.0.
Compass.app Compass.app Compass No No Yes Yes Compass. Only available on qualifying devices.
Contacts~iphone.app (MobileAddressBook.app before iOS 4) Contacts~ipad.app Contacts Partial Yes Yes Yes Contacts.
DemoApp.app Yes Yes Yes Yes Displays a video continuously when the device is not being used. Invoke with a file called Demo.mov in the user directory (/private/var/root for iOS 1.1.2 and lower, /private/var/mobile for iOS 1.1.3 and later). Used by Apple Stores.
FieldTest.app FieldTest.app Yes Yes Yes See notes Hidden app for checking network parameters; Can be accessed by dialing *3001#12345#*; Retired in 4.0, returns in 4.1 providing only the cellular network RSSI display. iOS 4.2 brings all features back.
GameCenter~iphone.app GameCenter~ipad.app Game Center No No No 4.1+ Game Center.
iOS Diagnostics.app iOS Diagnostics.app No No No Yes This can be accessed through Safari; just type diags:// into the URL bar.
iPodOut.app No No No Yes Hidden app for iPodOut functionality with third party equipment such as car entertainment systems. Provides a media selection and notification view interface through the video output.
Maps.app Maps~ipad.app Maps Yes Yes Yes Yes Maps.
MobileCal.app MobileCal.app Calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes Calendar.
MobileMail.app MobileMail.app Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Mail. Largely unupdated until iOS 4.
MobileMusicPlayer.app MobileMusicPlayer.app iPod; Music; Videos Yes Yes Yes Yes iPod/Music/Videos. Uses the "Application Roles" feature to have more than one icon.
MobileNotes.app MobileNotes.app Notes Yes Yes Yes Yes Notes.
MobilePhone.app No iPad version Phone; FaceTime Yes Yes Yes Yes Phone and FaceTime on the iPod touch
MobileSafari.app MobileSafari.app Safari Yes Yes Yes Yes Mobile Safari web browser.
MobileSlideShow.app MobileSlideShow.app Photos; Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Photo Albums, camera and video camera. Uses the "Application Roles" feature to have more than one icon.
MobileSMS.app No iPad version Messages; Text (iPhone OS < 2.2.1) Yes Yes Yes Yes SMS and MMS.
MobileStore.app MobileStore.app iTunes 1.1 Yes Yes Yes iTunes Store and Ping.
MobileTimer.app MobileTimer.app Clock Yes Yes Yes Yes World Clocks, Alarms, Stopwatch and countdown Timer.
Nike.app Nike.app Nike+iPod No 2.2.1 Yes Yes Nike+iPod. Only on applicable devices (iPod touch 2G and newer).
Preferences.app Preferences.app Settings Yes Yes Yes Yes Settings.
Stocks.app Stocks.app Stocks Yes Yes Yes Yes Stocks. Updated in iPhone OS 3.0.
TrustMe.app TrustMe.app ? ? ? Yes Related to SSL and certificates.
VoiceMemos.app VoiceMemos.app Voice Memos No No Yes Yes Voice Memos. Requires encode-aac capability and a microphone.
Weather.app Weather.app Weather Yes Yes Yes Yes Weather. Short of fast app switching support, this app was never updated since iPhone OS 1.0!
Web.app Web.app ? ? Yes Yes connects to /dev/io8log to use Wi-Fi YFrog Image --liamchat Related to fullscreen web apps? --Ryccardo
WebSheet.app WebSheet.app ? ? Yes Yes Used for overlaying web data. Usually for logging in to Wi-Fi Hotspots which use forced webpages to request user data.
YouTube.app YouTube.app YouTube Yes Yes Yes Yes YouTube.

Unofficial apps

These application bundles are not present on an unmodified system and are generally installed via a PC utility, manually or through a package.