How to move apps to the Home screen and App library on iPhone

iOS 14 is officially available. Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.7, so there is no way to downgrade to the older version if you have already updated the operating system.

iOS 14 brings a big change in the user interface. No features, in terms of functionality, match the UI change made. This version of iOS has finally adopted the concept of an app download.

App Download vs App Library

App loading is a term you will use when referring to the Android operating system. The app download is where all installed apps go. Users then have the option to move frequently used apps to the home screen of their Android phones.

The app library is the Android equivalent of the app download. All programs you install appear in groups / folders. Unfortunately, these folders cannot be modified to include or exclude certain programs.

The app library on iOS is similar to the App download on Android, but it is not the same. It is safe to say that Apple followed a different (rather awful) route during the implementation of the feature.

1. Move apps from the App Library to the Home screen

The App Library is not easy to browse due to the system-generated groups. To be able to move apps from the application library to the home screen, you must first find the app.

  1. Swipe left until you see the application library.
  2. On the App Library Screen, wipe off to go to the list of programs.
  3. Type in the search bar and enter the name of the app you want to move to the home screen.
  4. Tap and hold on that app icon.
  5. The icon will ‘divorce’ from the list.
  6. Drag it to a home screen.

2. Remove the application from the home screen

You can remove an app from the home screen without deleting it. An app that has been removed can still be accessed via Spotlight search and from the App Library search.

  1. Go to the Home screen page with the program you want to uninstall.
  2. Press and hold the app icon until a menu appears.
  3. Tap “Uninstall application” on the menu.
  4. A popup will appear; tap ‘Move to the application library’ to remove the app from the home screen and move it to the application library.

3. Automatically add apps to the home screen

You can configure iOS 14 to automatically add all newly installed apps to the home screen. If you enable this feature, the old behavior of iOS will be displayed when it appears on the home screen when a new app is installed.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Type Home screen.
  3. Select the ‘Add to home screen’ option.

4. Hide the home screen pages

Another new and useful feature added in iOS 14 is the ability to hide a home screen page. If you hide a home screen page, you simply remove it from the list of pages you can swing through, but the programs you put on it and the folders in which you organized it do not disappear.

You can show the home screen page again, and everything will be as before.

  1. push and hold an empty area on the Home screen.
  2. When the home screen goes into edit mode, tap the dots at the bottom (above the Dock).
  3. Uncheck the page you want to hide, or go to the page you want to view.
  4. Tap Done right bo.

App Library on iPadOS

iPad 14 was also released with iOS 14, but it’s an extremely watered – down, unimpressive version of iOS 14. Most features of iOS 14 did not reach iPadOS 14, and the App Library is one of them.

If you swiped to the left of your iPad to open the App Library, it’s time to stop. It’s not there. Similarly, you can not hide home screen pages on iPadOS.

The only good reason to update to iPadOS 14 is the Scribble feature, but it’s also only useful if you have an Apple pencil.


If you do not like the application library, you can usually ignore it. Set apps to be added automatically from the settings on the home screen, and you never have to visit the application library. You have to go through it once to make sure all your apps are already on the home screen, but otherwise it can be ignored.

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