How To Hide Apps From Your iPhone’s Home Screen

It is sometimes annoying with the number of apps that crowd your iPhone’s home screen. You probably welcomed a feature that originally came with iOS 14: the App Library, which gathers all of your apps into various categories and displays them on a separate page to the right of your home pages.

The App Library not only adds some automatic organization to your iPhone’s home pages but also allows you to clean up your home screen by hiding as many apps as you want.

You can organize your current apps by hiding some of them, there are several ways to do it. You can remove individual apps from the home screen, you can hide an entire screen of apps, or can organize several apps by putting them into a folder.

Here Is How To Hide Apps From Your Homescreen:

Hide Single App

  • Press on your selected app until a menu appears. You will always get an option (in red) to remove the app. Tap on that.
  • You will now have the choice of deleting the app from the phone or removing it from the Home Screen. Select the latter. You’ll still find the app in the App Library.
  • If the app is not already in the App Library, then after you tap “Remove App,” you will instead be given the choice of either deleting the app or moving it to the App Library.

Hide a page of apps

  • Tap and hold on to an empty part of your screen until the apps begin to jiggle.
  • Tap on the dots at the bottom of the screen.
  • You’ll now be able to see small versions of all your screens, uncheck any screen you want to hide, and tap “Done” in the upper-right corner.
  • To “unhide” any of the screens, follow these same directions and replace the checkmark of the screen that you want to see again.

Use folders to organize apps

  • Long-press on an app on the home screen until the icons jiggle.
  • Move the app onto one of the other apps you want to group it with.
  • You’ll now have a large space that contains the icons for the apps in the folder.
  • iOS will assign a name to the folder depending on what apps you’ve put in it. To change the name, long-press on the folder and select “Rename” from the pop-up menu. Then type in the new name.
  • If you want to get rid of a folder, you can also long-press on it and select “Remove Folder.”