App Library

This tweak lets jailbreakers on iOS 14 customize the App Library

One of the new features in iOS 14 that received a ton of praise from early adopters is the App Library. It not only serves as a one-stop shop for all your handset’s installed apps, but it also enables users to effectively hide certain icons from the Home Screen to make more room for the upgraded widget experience.

Now, with the help of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed App Library Controller by iOS developer Tomasz Poliszuk, those rocking pwned iOS 14 devices will be able to do more in the realm of customizing the App Library interface.

SmoothAppLibrary removes the sectional backgrounds from iOS 14’s App Library

iOS and iPadOS 14 were only just recently released to the general public, and while a jailbreak is only currently available for a very small subset of iOS and iPadOS 14 devices via checkra1n at the time of this writing, we’re already beginning to witness the initial trickle of new jailbreak tweaks for the new mobile operating system.

The latest of such tweaks is a new free release dubbed SmoothAppLibrary by iOS developer CydiaGeek, and as depicted in the before and after screenshot examples above, it’s an aesthetic tweak that makes minor changes to the new App Library interface.

How to browse recently installed and suggested apps in your iPhone App Library

An iPhone mockup showing the App Library

With the App Library feature on iOS 14 and later, your most-used apps are always just one tap away in a central place at the end of your Home Screen pages. And thanks to Siri intelligence, you can quickly launch apps you’re likely to be looking for. Follow along with us as we show you how to get to your recently installed iPhone apps or Siri-suggested apps via the App Library.

How to set if new app downloads are added to the Home screen or App Library only

After installing iOS 14, any new iPhone app downloads show up in the App Library instead of appearing on your Home screen like before. While this helps declutter those crowded Home screens, less experienced users may be wondering where their downloaded apps are. Thankfully, Apple gives you the option to choose for yourself where new iPhone app downloads will appear. Follow along with us as we show you how to set whether new iPhone app downloads are added to the Home screen like before or appear in the App Library only.

How to hide notification badges in the App Library

The new App Library feature in iOS 14 displays badges on app icons to denote unread notifications, but you can disable them if seeing those red circles is ticking you off. Follow along with our tutorial as we show you how to hide notifications badges in the App Library.