How to Organize Apps on the iPhone Home Screen

Why organize apps on the iPhone home screen?

Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. “Where is my weather app?” Back swipe. Back swipe. Back swipe. “Finally!” Click.

Does this sound familiar?

If you have struggled with finding an app on your phone or wasting time looking for one, we have a solution for you!

The iPhone allows people to rearrange apps within the home screen, move apps onto different pages, or create a folder with multiple related apps such as a social media folder, a photography folder, and so much more. These tactics help simplify our iPhone screen layout to combine similar apps. These are some of the many ways Apple specializes in making our lives easier and more organized.

 

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How to rearrange apps and create folders on the iPhone home screen:

Follow these instructions to customize your iPhone display by rearranging home screen apps, moving apps onto different screens, and arranging similar apps into folders.

Rearranging apps on our home screen:

  1. Lightly touch and hold the app until all apps start to jiggle on the iPhone screen.
  2. Drag the app to another spot on the screen including the iPhone dock at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the home button on the bottom of the iPhone to finish and save the home screen changes once the app is in the correct position (For iPhone X press “done”).

 

Moving an app on the iPhone home screen
Step 1 shown

How to move an app onto a different iPhone screen:

  1. Lightly touch and hold the app until all apps start to jiggle on the iPhone screen.
  2. Drag the app to whichever edge of the screen you prefer until a new page appears and then drag it to the desired location
  3. Click the home button on the bottom of the phone to finish and save the home screen changes once the app is in the correct spot (For iPhone X press “done”).

 

Moving an app on the iPhone home Screen
Step 2 shown

How to place apps into a folder:

  1. Lightly touch and hold the app until all apps start to jiggle on the iPhone screen.
  2. Drag the app on top of another app until a folder is created containing both apps.
  3. If you would like to rename the folder, tap the name field or  and then type in the new name. (Folder name ideas include: Utilities, Extras, Social Media, Work, Health, etc.)
  4. Once the folder is created, you can place more apps into it by following steps 1 and 2 again (a folder can contain more than 1 page).

 

Finishing Moving an app on the iPhone home screen
The “Extras” folder is an example of a completed folder