The number of applications we have on our iPhone can be quite considerable. Keeping this in mind, it’s very important that we can maintain order among them. One way to do this is by being able to edit, rearrange, and hide pages from the home screen, which offers us greater customization and organization in the simplest way possible.
How to edit and rearrange the pages on the Home Screen
Customizing our home screen, rearranging the pages on our iPhone’s home screen is a straightforward process. First, we need to enter editing mode, commonly known as “wiggle mode” or “jiggle mode.” To do this, press and hold on an empty area of the home screen until the icons start to move.
Once in this mode, you’ll find a row of dots representing your home screen pages. By tapping on these dots, a grid displaying all your pages will appear. Here, you can drag and drop the pages to arrange them in your preferred order.
As you drag a page, the others will shift to accommodate it. Once you’re satisfied with the new order, simply tap “Done” in the upper right corner and then again “Done” to exit edit mode.
How to hide or delete pages from the Home Screen
If we’re looking for a more minimalist home screen or simply want to hide pages we don’t use often, our iPhone or iPad allows us to disable specific pages. The process starts the same way as rearranging: by entering editing mode.
Once in the mode, we tap the row of dots to view the grid of our pages. Here, we can deselect a page by unchecking the checkbox that appears on it. This will hide the page without deleting it, allowing us to reactivate it at any time by repeating the process and checking the box again.
If we decide that a page is no longer necessary, we can delete it. We tap the minus “-” icon in the top left corner of the page we want to remove and confirm our choice. Remember that deleting a page doesn’t erase the apps it contains, as they remain available in the App Library.
After deleting a page, we might want to rearrange the apps that have moved to the App Library. If so, we simply need to drag them out of the Library and place them on the home page we prefer.
The ability to edit, reorder, and hide pages on the iPhone home screen is an incredibly useful feature for customizing our phone. Whether we prefer a minimalist home screen — similar to the Do Not Disturb mode for notifications — or need to efficiently rearrange our apps, our iPhone provides the most convenient way to do so.