App Library

You can’t disable App Library, but here’s what you can do

Disable App Library

App Library was introduced on iPhone with iOS 14 and iPad with iPadOS 15. Since then, it has stayed on all future versions, including iOS 16. If you aren't a big fan of App Library, you might want to disable it temporarily or turn it off entirely.

The bad news is you can't disable or toggle off App Library on iPhone. But there are some things you can do to make sure you do not have to use it ever. So you can't get rid of App Library, but we show you how to ignore it.

Library Card lets iPad users hide apps to the App Library

One of the new features to ship with iOS 14 is the App Library. Some people like the App Library because it lets them hide seldom used apps from the Home Screen and without the added clutter of folders, while others dislike it because they have less control over how apps are organized as opposed to creating and managing their own folders. Hiding apps to the App Library is optional, but one thing that struck me as odd is that it’s only available for the iPhone.

Library Card is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer garrepi that ports at least one of the App Library’s key features to jailbroken iPads running iPadOS 14. While it won’t bring the full blown App Library functionality like what we have on the iPhone with iOS 14 to the iPad, it will permit iPad users to hide apps from the Home Screen that they don’t use often without outright deleting them.

Hate iOS 14’s App Library? This jailbreak tweak disables it entirely

One of the most substantial changes to come with the release of iOS 14 this year was the redesigned Home Screen. It not only incorporates a new breed of user-friendly widgets, but it also lets users hide seldom-used app icons away in the new App Library interface.

The App Library is a big change for the iOS platform, and while many people have already started embracing it, others, not so much. For those who align themselves with the latter camp, App Library Disabler is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Tomasz Poliszuk that disables the App Library interface in its entirety on pwned iOS 14 handsets.

How to move apps in and out of the App Library

Move to App Library on iPhone

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.