In iOS 14, Apple lets you disable individual Home Screen pages thanks to the App Library, which is available to keep your apps better organized. However, not everyone gets on with the App Library, and it's not possible to rearrange the order of your ‌‌Home Screen‌‌ pages, nor can you delete a page outright rather than merely disabling it. In ‌iOS 15‌, though, you ‌can do both. Here's how it works.

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How to Rearrange Home Screen Pages

  1. Touch and hold a space on the ‌Home Screen‌ to enter jiggle mode.
  2. Tap the row of dots representing your ‌Home Screen‌ pages.
  3. In the ‌Home Screen‌ grid that appears, touch and drag a page to rearrange it in relation to your other pages. The others will move to make way in response to your drag action.
  4. Tap Done in the top-right corner of the screen when you're happy with the new arrangement, then tap Done again to exit jiggle mode.

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How to Delete Home Screen Pages

  1. Touch and hold a space on the ‌Home Screen‌ to enter jiggle mode.
  2. Tap the row of dots representing your ‌Home Screen‌ pages.
  3. In the ‌Home Screen‌ grid that appears, tap the tick under the page that you want to delete.
  4. Tap the minus (-) icon in the top-left corner of the page to delete it.
  5. Tap Done in the top-right corner of the screen when you're finished, then tap Done again to exit jiggle mode.

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When you delete a ‌Home Screen‌ page, the apps that were on the page are not deleted and remain in the App Library. You will have to drag them out of the App Library if you want to re-add them to the ‌Home Screen‌.

Alongside ‌‌iOS 15‌‌, Apple also introduced iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 at this year's WWDC. The new software for Apple's devices will be available for general release in the fall. If you missed WWDC, be sure to catch up on all of Apple's announcements by watching our nine-minute recap video, or check out our dedicated OS guides in the roundup menu at the top of the site.

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Top Rated Comments

upthetoffees Avatar
23 weeks ago
All I want to know is, can we get rid of the app library, I hate that thing so much. So many times scrolling to right when I don't use it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adammusic Avatar
23 weeks ago
Just let us hide the App Library page that i will Never use ever.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
23 weeks ago
I wish I can set a different wallpaper for each page.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
23 weeks ago
I didn’t like the App Library at first. However I then tried making do with just one Home Screen that contained some widgets and my most used apps and using the App Library for everything else. Once I started using the App Library it grew on me. All my most used apps are on top, and I can search for those I use more rarely.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
23 weeks ago

All I want to know is, can we get rid of the app library, I hate that thing so much. So many times scrolling to right when I don't use it.

Just let us hide the App Library page then i will Never use ever.
The App Library is born from good intentions, it's just poorly implemented. Apple has no idea how to categorize apps, and the developers can't be trusted to label them either. As a result, Todoist, FedEx, and Venmo get grouped together.

All they need is smart folders based on user-created tags.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
23 weeks ago
Add me to the list of people who want the ability to disable the App Library.

I doesn't serve a purpose for me. They try to bundle together related apps... but sometimes they make weird choices. So I'd have to hunt for the apps anyway.

And it attempts to put the 3 most important apps available at the top of the folder... and you must dig deeper to see the rest.

Well if an app is that important... it's already on one of my home screens. So why do I need it on top in the App Library?

And for infrequently-used apps... I'm not gonna wade through the App Library. Search works just fine.

So yeah... I'm not a fan... though I understand if some people are. I just want the option to hide/disable it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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