Category: home screen

How to Prevent Apps from Appearing on Home Screen on iPhone or iPad

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Did you know that you can stop new apps from appearing on your home screen? Thanks to the App Library feature that Apple introduced in iOS and iPadOS, your apps no longer have to be shown on the home screen of your device.

For the longest time, iOS users had only one place to store their installed apps and that was the home screen itself. However, with the addition of App Library, you now have multiple options. App Library can be considered as Apple’s answer to Android’s app drawer and it’s located past the last page on your home screen. Therefore, if you…

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How to Reset Home Screen Layout on Apple Watch

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Do you often rearrange the app layout on your Apple Watch’s home screen? If you’re not a fan of your recent changes, you can always go back to the original state by resetting the home screen on your Apple Watch.

Just like iOS and iPadOS devices, watchOS allows you to customize the home screen layout so that users can arrange or relocate apps according to their personal preferences. Most people tend to move the apps that they frequently use close to the center of the home screen. However, you may not always be content with the changes you make. Thankfully,…

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Icons Randomly Missing on iPhone? Here’s a Fix

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A peculiar issue can occur for some iPhone users where the icons on their device screen are missing. The icon names may or may not appear, or the icon badges may or may not appear, but the icon itself is usually gone.

Sometimes the entire bottom row of icons in the Dock are missing, along with other icons that are supposed to be on the iPhone Home Screen or within folders.

When the icons are missing, the places they should appear on the screen are still taken up, but they are not clickable, and nothing shows up there at all. It’s a very strange issue and it…

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How to Create and Edit Widget Stacks on iPhone & iPad

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Modern versions of iOS and iPadOS offer widgets to be added to the Home Screen. By allowing widgets to live amongst apps, Apple instantly made them more usable and more important for iPhone and iPad users. It also introduced stacks.

Stacks are super widgets that house more than one standard widget. That not only brings more functionality to a widget but it also saves space – there is no need to have two widgets visible if you only need one at any given time. Switching widgets within a widget stack is a simple case of swiping on them, as it should be.

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How to Customize Photos Widget on iPhone

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Have you been using the Photos widget on your iPhone’s home screen to reminisce about your memories? If so, you may want further control over what is shown on the widget, and perhaps see just your favorite photos rather than everything in your Photos library. Fortunately, there’s a workaround for that using a third party widget.

The ability to add widgets to the iPhone home screen is one of the biggest features that iOS 14 and newer has to offer, at least visually, as it allows users to customize their home screens considerably. However, the stock Photos…

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How to Add Chrome Bookmarks to iPhone & iPad Homescreen

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Do you use Google Chrome instead of Safari as your preferred web browser on your iOS device? Perhaps you have even set Chrome as the default browser on your iPhone or iPad. In that case, you might be interested in learning how you can add Chrome bookmarks to your iPhone or iPad home screen.

Unlike Safari that comes pre-installed on iOS and iPadOS devices, third-party web browsers like Chrome and Firefox have multiple limitations. For example, you lose access to features like being able to add web page bookmarks to your home screen for quick access, whereas…

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How to Customize Home Screen of iPhone in iOS 14

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Apple has added some interesting visual features to change the way your iPhone home screen looks with iOS 14. However, you likely won’t notice any change right away after updating your device, but you can customize it yourself and completely revamp your iPhone home screen’s appearance.

Ever since the introduction of the original iPhone, the iOS home screen has stayed pretty much the same for the most part, with grids of apps and folders, making it consistent but perhaps lacking in terms of some functionality. Thankfully, this all changes with the iOS 14…

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How to Move and Delete Apps from App Library on iPhone

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One of the most interesting additions that come with the iOS 14 update is the new App Library. Within this feature, Apple gives its users the option to move, delete, and hide unwanted pages of apps and clean up their home screen.

App Library can be thought of as similar to Android’s app drawer, located right past the last home screen page on your iPhone. It automatically sorts all the apps by category and organizes them in folders. If you’ve been fiddling around with the new iOS 14 update, you may have seen it and tried to get a hang of it already. Perhaps,…

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How to Add Widgets to iPhone Home Screen

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You can now add widgets to the home screen of iPhone. This is one of the biggest changes to iOS 14 visually, and the ability to bring custom widgets to your home screen is already quite popular, making it one of the best new features in iOS 14. If you see a widget on the home screen of an iPhone, you can be certain that it’s running iOS 14 or later.

For the longest time, the iPhone’s home screen has looked pretty much the same with grids of apps and folders, making it not just boring but also limiting in terms of functionality. If you’ve ever used an…

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How to Use App Library on iPhone

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App Library is one of the best new features and biggest visual changes that iOS 14 has to offer for iPhone. With App Library, Apple intends to clean up your home screen that’s cluttered with apps that you’ve installed over the years with this new feature.

Unlike Android, iOS doesn’t have an app drawer. There’s the home screen where all your apps are located and that’s it. As you install more and more apps from the App Store, you gradually fill up the pages on your home screen. Finding and opening a specific application by scrolling through pages of…

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