Home Screen’s App Library and Widgets Get Reinvented in iOS 14

The home screen of the iPhone has remained the same ever since the release of iOS 13. For instance- whenever you download a new application on your iPhone, it arranges itself on any page that has space for the app display.

A lot of people arrange their Home screen based on various factors like social media, shopping sites, etc. iOS 14 will bring a complete change to your Home screen as the organizing by the app library and widgets will take place itself, without you having to arrange it manually.

App Library is extraordinary for decluttering

The benefits of App Library

A lot of people perform restore from backup while upgrading their device. A lot of applications clutter on the pages other than the home screen, and it is hard to pick out each one of them and delete the unused ones. Thus, the App Library will prove to be a savior in such a situation.

The App Library gets the work done for you as it arranges or organizes the apps in folders according to the category, for easy access. If you have a bulk of apps installed on your iPhone, you can access them in fewer swipes or clicks with the App Library’s help.

How to hide app pages?

If you want to keep certain apps out of the home screen or library, you can hide the same. All you need to do is tap and hold on the display until it starts jiggling. Next, tap on the three-dotted icon on the bottom of the screen, and select the apps you want to hide.

You don’t have to worry about the apps you’re hiding as you can access the same from the App Library.

How to open an app in the App Library?

The steps to open an app in the App Library are:

  1. Go to the App Library page.
  2. Select the folder based on the category of the app.
  3. Tap on the app you want to access.

Widgets on Apple device act same as Microsoft’s Live Tiles

Widgets are the static app icons that display you the information as much or as little you want. You can take a peek at these widgets from the Lock Screen, Home Screen, or the Notification center of your iPhone.

Widget Stack is a feature that’ll be introduced by iOS 14 that’ll let you create a stack of 10 applications to deal with the space on the screen. Another cool feature coming up with iOS 14 is the Siri Suggestions Widget. This feature will leave you app launch suggestions according to your usage of a particular application.

How to access your Widgets?

You can access the widgets by swiping right from your lock screen or the home screen. To access the widgets from the Notification Center, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen.
  2. Next, swipe right to access the widgets.

How to add widgets from the App Store?

You can choose to add widgets from the third-party developers, and the steps to do the same are:

  1. Go to the widgets screen by swiping right on the home screen.
  2. Tap on the ‘Edit’ option on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Locate the widget you want to add and click on the ‘+’ icon in front of the name of that application.
  4. Once you’ve added the widgets, tap on the ‘Done’ button.

How to rearrange widgets?

The steps to rearrange widgets are:

  1. Go to the widgets screen by swiping right on the home screen.
  2. Tap on the ‘Edit’ option on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Press and hold on the three lines displayed next to the app name, and drag the widget to the desired place.

Rdx Tango is a Blog expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2003. As a technical expert, Rdx has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as Activate Directory.

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