How To Organize iPhone Apps

After a few months of use, you might unknowingly be able to install a hundred of app depending on how you use your iPhone. In most cases, those apps will appear like a clutter in your Home screen or springboard.

That’s why it’s very important that you learn how to properly organize apps so that despite having a lot of them, you would still be able to find the ones you’re looking for with ease.

Apparently, it’s not really that hard to organize your applications and there are a few ways you can do to make your Home screen less cluttered.

Organize iPhone Apps In Folders

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Time Needed : 4 minutes

When you install an app, it's icon will automatically be added to the last App Screen in your iPhone and it will continue doing that and your device will create more app screens to cater new apps.

If continue to let that happen, it will become bothersome to keep swiping left as you look for the app you want to use. The best way to organize your apps is to place them in folders, and here's how you do that:

  1. Go to the screen where you can find the apps you want to move.

    You might have to swipe left a few times to find them depending on how many apps are installed on your iPhone.

  2. Tap and hold the app icon you want to move until all other icons start to jiggle.

    It will take a couple of seconds before the icons start moving.

  3. Drag the icon over another app and let go.

    In doing so, your iPhone will create a folder automatically and place the app you dragged and the one you dragged the icon onto in the folder.

  4. While the apps are still jiggling, drag other apps into the folder to add them.

    You may put as many apps as you want in one folder but we suggest you place similar apps and create folders for other apps.

  5. To change the folder name, tap the folder while the icons are still jiggling and enter the desired folder name.

    By default, your iPhone names the newly created folder as depending on the type of the app.

  6. Once finished, tap Done.

    This will save the changes you made.

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And that’s how you create a folder for your apps.


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Remove Apps From Folder

If you made a mistake and placed a different app to the folder you just created and already saved the changes, then don’t worry as you can easily remove it and bring it back to the Home screen. Here’s how you do that:

Step 1: Swipe left to find the folder that contains the app and once found, tap on it.

Step 2: Tap and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle.

Step 3: Now drag the icon to the outside of the folder and let go.

That will place the app back to the Home screen page where you want it to appear.

Hide A Home Screen Page

Assuming you’ve already downloaded a lot of apps but don’t have much time creating folders and categorizing them, then you can hide home screen pages to have a less cluttered device. This is how it’s done:

Step 1: Touch and hold the Home Screen until the apps begin to jiggle.

Step 2: Tap the dots at the bottom of the screen. The thumbnail images of your Home Screen pages appear with checkmarks below them.

Step 3: To hide a page, tap to remove the checkmark for a certain page.

Step 4: Tap Done to save the changes.

Step 5: To Show the home screen page again, just follow the same steps but put a check below the thumbnail of the home screen page you want to show again.

Reorder Home Screen Pages

If you don’t want to hide a home screen page, you can also just reorder them so that the first page to be shown if you go back to the Home screen is the one with most useful apps. Here’s how you do that:

Step 1: Touch and hold the Home Screen background until the apps begin to jiggle.

Step 2: Tap the dots at the bottom of the screen. The thumbnail images of your Home Screen pages appear with checkmarks below them.

Step 3: To move each Home Screen page, touch and hold it, then drag it to a new position.

Step 4: Tap Done to save the changes.

Choose Where To Place New Apps

You can also make your iPhone install new apps to the App Library so that they won’t be added to the apps in your Home screen pages. This is how it’s done:

Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down a bit and tap Home Screen.

Step 3: Choose App Library Only to send them directly to the App Library.

FAQs

  1. How do I find the App Library?

    The App Library is actually a good feature in your iPhone as all the apps that you can find there are already categorized. It's just too bad because you cannot turn the App Library into your Home screen.

    To find it, just swipe left past the last Home screen page of your iPhone. The next screen will be the App Library and you can see that apps are properly categorized into folders.

  2. Can I move apps from App Library to the Home screen?

    Yes, you can. Just touch and hold the app, then tap Add to Home Screen. This will only work if the app you're trying to move isn't in the Home screen yet.

    The app appears on the Home Screen and in App Library.

  3. How to do I remove apps from my iPhone?

    If remove means to uninstall an app, then it's easy to do. Just touch and hold on the app you want to remove until the options show. Then tap Remove App and select Delete App to confirm.

    You can do this to any application even to Social media apps. However, if the app you're trying to remove is a pre-installed app, then you can't do it.

  4. Can I change the Home screen layout of my iPhone?

    Yes, you can do that. Just go back to the Home screen, and then tap and hold on an empty space until the icons start to jiggle. You can then tap the dots at the bottom of the screen, and then reorder the home screen pages.