How to regain your iOS device’s stock Home screen layout

With so many tweaks available that allow you to rearrange your Home screen in various ways, it’s almost inevitable that you end up with a Home screen that looks nothing like the original Home screen that you started with.

Fortunately there’s a really easy way to reset your app icon layout on your Home screen.

A good lot of you are probably already aware that such an option exists, but it’s a nice reminder since recent tweaks like Dashboard X can result in drastically altered Home screens that can be time consuming to rearrange by hand.

Take a look at our video walkthrough for more information…


To reset your Home screen layout to default, simply do the following: go to Settings > General > Reset > and tap Reset Home Screen Layout.

You will receive a prompt asking you to confirm. Once you confirm, the app icon layout will switch back to the stock layout. This technique works on all iOS devices.

Like I said, most of you will probabaly be aware of this, but be sure to leave me a note in the comments if this was helpful for you.