You can finally rearrange ‌and delete whole app pages on the Home screen of iPhone and iPad

Aside from numerous other “quality of life” improvements, Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 15 updates add the much-needed ability to not only rearrange but also delete Home screen‌ pages.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 15 updates let you rearrange Home screen pages.
  • You can also delete individual app pages without removing apps.
  • iOS 14 debuted the ability to hide app pages from view.

Apple's WWDC21 graphics showcasing a bunch of iPhones with a key iOS 15 feature displayed on each

Apple now lets you rearrange and delete Home screen pages

The launch of iOS 14 in 2020 brought the ability to hide one or more app pages from the Home screen, plus improvements like the App Library, widgets, etc. Previously, you had to jump through hoops to hide app pages using the clunky interface in iTunes for Mac and Windows.

And now with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple is making Home screen management even easier with the much-needed ability to not only rearrange app pages directly on the device but also delete one or more app pages in one fell swoop (this won’t delete any of the page’s apps).

Reordering app pages couldn’t be easier—tap and hold an icon on the Home screen to enter jiggle mode, then tap the page indicator (the horizontal dots at the bottom of the screen) like you would before. But now, you can actually reorder your app pages—just touch and hold a Home screen thumbnail, then drag it to a different position you like.

How to hide app pages on the Home screen

Along with the new Focus feature, low power mode on the iPad (and the Mac, too) and other tidbits, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 help you bring order to the Home screen chaos by reordering app pages and deleting whole Home screen pages you no longer have any use for.

When are iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey releasing?

The iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey betas launched for developer testing on June 7, 2020.

Members of the general public will have a chance to take pre-release software for a spin via Apple’s Beta Software Program in July. Apple will continue beta-testing iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey until the fall when these updates will see their respective public releases.