Hide apps from your iPhone’s home screen

If you’re annoyed by the number of apps crowding your iPhone’s home screen, you’ve probably welcomed a feature that originally came with iOS 14: the App Library, which gathers all your apps into different categories and lists them on a separate page. the right side of your home pages.

The app library not only adds 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 keep your favorites central and get the more utilitarian or less used apps out of the way. (One way to keep a clean screen is to have all your newly installed apps appear only in your app library. We provide instructions on how to do that here.)

If you want to 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, hide an entire screen of apps, or organize multiple apps by placing them in a folder.

It is very easy to hide an individual app from your home screen and keep it in the app library.

You can also hide an entire page of apps — and delete that page — in one fell swoop if you want. And since it’s really easy to restore that same page as well, it’s a great way to hide groups of apps that you only use occasionally.

You can use folders on the home screen to bring similar apps together and save space. You will not hide the apps completely. They will be there, but they will be consolidated into a single space.

It is very easy to create a folder:

Update October 12, 2022, 11:20 AM ET: This article was originally published on May 6, 2021 and has been updated to reflect minor operating system changes.