The App Library on iOS 14 was introduced to help you keep your apps organized. It automatically categorizes similar apps into folders, offers a handy search feature, and provides you with suggestions and recently added items with a tap.
And while the App Library is a good tool for finding the apps you need quickly it offers a couple of other benefits. You can move seldom-used apps from your Home Screen to the Library instead of deleting them. And you can pull new apps out of the Library and plop them onto your Home Screen. Moving apps in and out of the App Library is simple, here’s how it’s done.
Move an app to the App Library
You may have a few apps or games that you don’t use or play often. It could be a travel app you only use once or twice a year or a homework helper you only use during school time. You don’t want to delete these apps, but you don’t need them crowding your Home Screen. These are perfect examples of apps you can move to the App Library.
1) Tap and hold the app icon on your Home Screen.
2) Select Remove App.
3) Pick Move to App Library.
The app will move to your Library into a category that it matches. When you want to use the app, swipe to your App Library and select it or search for it.
Move an app out of the App Library
On the reverse, there may be apps in your Library that start using frequently. Using the example above, maybe a new semester is starting up and you want your educational apps front and center on your Home Screen. It’s just as easy to move them out of the Library as it is to move them in.
1) Tap and hold the app icon in the App Library.
2) Pick Add to Home Screen.
The app will appear on your Home Screen in an available spot for you to use as often as you like.
Do more with the App Library
If you’re still getting used to the App Library, wonder what else you can do with it, or have questions, check out these great articles from Christian that can help.
- How to hide notification badges in App Library on iPhone
- How to browse iPhone apps alphabetically with App Library
- Set if new app downloads are added to the Home screen or App Library only
Wrapping it up
The App Library is a good spot for apps you don’t use regularly. They’re categorized to make it easy to see what you need and you can also search if you don’t see one right away.
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