Starting with iOS 14, you can choose whether downloaded apps are to be placed either on the start screen or exclusively in the app library on your iPhone. The latter option can help you keep the home screen clean. Here’s how to set it up.
First, tap on “Settings”
Tap on “Home Screen”.
Find the “Newly downloaded apps” section. There you will find the following two options:
- “Add to home screen”: Select this option if you want new apps you download to appear on the Home screen (the default behavior prior to iOS 14). Apps are also displayed in the app library.
- “App library only”: Select this option if you do not want any new apps to appear on the home screen. You can place them there manually later. Instead, they’re in the app library or you can open them from Spotlight search. You can get to the app library by swiping through all the pages of your home screen.
After you’ve made your selections, a check mark will appear next to it.
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Tap “Settings” and make sure that the change has been registered. From now on, when you download a new app, it will appear in the location you selected.
If you selected App Library Only, you can quickly find new apps in the Recently Added section of the App Library.
To move an app from the app library to the home screen, simply press and hold the corresponding icon and then tap on “Add to home screen” in the menu that appears.
If you selected “Add to Home Screen”, newly downloaded apps will appear as usual in an empty space on one of your Home Screen pages.
You can also move apps from the home screen to the app library. To do this, just tap and hold an empty area on the home screen until the icons start to jiggle. Tap the app you want to move, tap Remove App, then tap Move to App Library.
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