Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system – iOS 15, brings with it a bunch of features that improve your productivity and enhance your iPhone’s looks at the same time. The latest iOS allows you to make quick changes to your Home Screen as you can rearrange your Home Screen pages and remove them at will whenever you want to.
iOS 15: How to Edit Home Screen Pages
Besides the customization options that are already available, you can now edit your Home Screen in such a way that you can rearrange pages, hide/unhide some pages from your home screen, and delete a page entirely.
To start editing your home screen on iOS 15, tap and hold on an empty space on your Home Screen.
When your Home Screen goes into jiggle mode, tap on the row of dots at the bottom of the screen.
You should now see all the home screens appear in a grid format.
1. Arrange pages on the home screen
To arrange the pages in your own way, hold and drag on one of the pages of your Home Screen to your desired location. If there are a bunch of pages you want to appear first, drag them to the first row and move the rest of the pages under that row.
You can repeat this for arranging different pages of your home screen the way you want.
Once you’ve made all necessary changes on this screen, tap on ‘Done’ at the top right.
Your home screen will now appear the way you configured it.
2. Hide/Unhide a page from your home screen
iOS allows you to hide one or more pages from your home screen temporarily so that it remains hidden and inaccessible for some time.
When you access your home screens in grid format, you can hide some of the pages you may have created on it by tapping on the Tick mark at the bottom of the page’s thumbnail to uncheck it. Once you’ve made all necessary changes on this screen, tap on ‘Done’ at the top right.
You can do this for other pages you don’t want to see for some time without needing to delete its contents.
3. Remove a page from your home screen
If you no longer want to access a page from your home screen and want to delete it from iOS entirely, you can remove it. Apple only allows you to remove inactive pages from your home screen – that is, the pages that you have hidden already on iOS.
To remove a page from your home screen, first, hide it and then tap on the ‘-‘ icon at the top left corner of the page you want to remove.
You’ll now be prompted to confirm whether you want to remove the selected screen. Tap on ‘Remove’ to proceed.
The selected page will now be removed completely from your iPhone home screen.
How to Move Apps from Spotlight to Home Screen
iOS 15 also offers the ability to move apps directly from Spotlight to your Home Screen, which means you no longer have to access the App Library every time you want to add apps to your Home Screen. We’ve prepared a step-by-step guide about moving apps from Spotlight to Home Screen in the post we’ve provided in the link below.
Can you create custom home screen pages for different Focus modes?
Apple’s new Focus option has been a major talking feature on iOS 15 since it changes the way you use the Do Not Disturb function on your iPhone. In addition to letting you create a bunch of routines based on your required state, the newest version of iOS lets you set a custom Home Screen so that only a specific page or set of pages appear when a Focus is activated.
This means you’ll have different home screens when you switch between different routines on Focus. If you wish to create custom home screen pages using Focus, read the in-depth post that we’ve linked below.
That’s all you need to know about editing your home screen on iOS 15.