How to manage the home screen in iOS 15

Your iPhone’s home screen can quickly get out of control. Thankfully, there are ways to bring order to chaos. You can move apps and widgets around, put apps in folders, stack widgets, etc.

iOS 14 even introduces the ability to hide complete Home screen pages, while the introduction of the App Gallery means you can finally delete apps without deleting them.

If you’ve just upgraded to iOS 15 or later, you’ll find additional ways to manage your iPhone’s iOS Home screen. You will learn about them in detail below.

Remove iOS 15 home screen pages

Do you have multiple Home screen pages on your iPhone filled with apps that you barely use? If you use an iPhone with iOS 15 or later installed, you can easily delete them.

Note: Deleting the iOS Home screen page will not uninstall the apps on it. You can keep them open via the App Gallery or Spotlight.

  1. Start by entering swing mode. Press and hold an empty area of ​​the Home screen, or touch and hold an icon to do so.
  2. While in jiggle mode, tap the dotted strip (indicating the number of Home screen pages) at the top of your iPhone’s Dock. That will bring up a screen that shows all the Home screen pages on the iPhone in thumbnail format.
  3. To remove a Home screen page, start by unchecking the circle below it.
  4. Touch Minus at the top left of the thumbnail.
  5. Clap Eliminate to delete the page.
  6. Clap Accomplished to save your changes.
A Visual Guide to Clearing the iOS Home Screen

You can repeat the instructions above to delete all Home screen pages. iOS will force you to stay on at least one page to prevent you from turning off the Home screen entirely.

Rearrange home screen pages

Ever wished you could simply rearrange the way each Home screen page looks on your iPhone? You can do this on the iOS 15 Home screen.

Again, wiggle the Home screen and tap the strip above the Dock to view the Home screen pages in thumbnail format. Then, hold and drag each page in the order you want them to appear.

A visual guide to rearranging Home Screen Pages

For example, you might have the first page, filled with unused stock apps, be the last, and your last page the first. Clap Accomplished to save your changes.

Filter the page with focus mode

iOS 15 introduces an improved version of Do Not Disturb called Focus. Instead of blocking all notifications, it has the ability to go through alerts from specific apps and contacts. For example, you can use Work Profiles to turn off notifications from unnecessary apps while still allowing those important apps to your workflow.

But a relatively hidden feature in Focus is the ability to show specific Home screen pages only when there is an active profile. To do that, you have to edit the profile using the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Focus.
  2. Select a profile to start editing it.
  3. Under Option section, press Home screen.
Intuitive guide to using Focus mode
  1. Follow that by turning on the side switch Custom page.
  2. Select the exact page or pages you want to see with the active profile.
  3. Clap Accomplished to save your changes and come back.
Custom Page toggle options and Home screen selection

The main edit screen also has additional options, such as automating a scheduled profile or using an automation trigger. Make any necessary adjustments and exit the screen.

To activate profiles manually, open iPhone Control Center and click Do not disturb Icon. Then only the Home screen page or the pages you specified earlier will show up.

Intuitive guide to using Focus mode

In addition to the presets (Work, Personal, Driving, etc.), you can also create a new Focus profile from scratch. To do that, visit Setting > Focus and click add icon at the top right of the screen.

Only install to App Gallery

Install to App Library Only is an iOS 14 feature, but it’s worth repeating. If you tend to install and test a lot of apps, you can avoid cluttering your Home screen later by installing them directly to the App Gallery.

To do that, open the Settings app and tap Home screen. Under New app download section, select App Gallery Only.

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<p>If you want to go back to having installed apps show up on your Home screen, go to <strong>Setting</strong> > <strong>Home screen</strong> and choose <strong>Add to home screen</strong>.</p>
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Efficiently managing the iOS 15 Home screen can help you enhance the user experience on your iPhone. The options in iOS 15 will allow for more control, and hopefully, the next iterations of the system software will help organize it even better.

If you have any problems following the instructions above, make sure to update your iPhone.

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