How to Customize App Icon Size on Your iPad Home Screen running latest iPadOS

Last Updated on Nov 25, 2019

Though the iPad screen is bigger, Apple has introduced a great feature that allows you to increase and decrease the App icon size on iPadOS 13. So when you change the App icon size on iPad to Bigger, the iPad will show up to 20 Apps on the single page. As the size of icons gets bigger, you will have to compromise with the number of apps on the home screen/single page. However, after changing the app icon size to bigger, iPad will not show Widget on the Home Screen until you swipe right and bring it on.

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On choosing the smaller app icon size, iPad’s single page is capable to show up to 30 apps. Also, with the smaller app icon size, the Widget in the Today View appears automatically on the Home Screen of iPadOS 13. The smaller icon size will drive you crazy and most likely it will create chaos, it will be difficult for you to find any app unless with the help of Search Panel. I would suggest you keep the App icon size on iPad to Bigger and arrange all the apps based on Category or Daily Usage, so conclusively you will be able to find the apps real-quick.

Steps to Change Your Apple iPad App Icon Size on Home Screen

If your iPad is running iPadOS 13 or latest version, then follow the stepwise guide and change the size of app icons to bigger or smaller whatever you like.

  1. Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app on your iPadOS 13.
  2. Step #2: Scroll to “Home Screen & Dock”, On the Right Side see the Option for Change the App icon size. “More Show up 30 icon on each page with the option to keep the today view on the home screen”, Bigger shows up to 20 app icons“.  Earlier iPadOS Users will check the next steps.
Change App icon size on iPad home screen- Bigger App icon on iPad Screen

Change App icon size on iPad home screen- Bigger App icon on iPad Screen

iOS 12.3.1 & Earlier iPadOS users can follow the below step,

    • Step #1: Tap “Display & Brightness”.
    • Step #2: Scroll down to the end.
    • Step #3: To Increase the App icon size on iPad select “Bigger”.
    • Step #4: Or if you would like the as usual small App icon size then, choose the “More” option.
Change App Icon Size on iPad

Change App Icon Size on iPad

When you select More, the iPad will display up to 30 minimized app icons on the same page whereas after selecting Bigger the iPad will show up to 20 app icons on the same page. Using this guide you can Pin your favorite widget on your Apple iPad home screen.

iPadOS 13 Not Changing the Size of App Icons

Sometimes these new features got clumsy and behave rigorously with the iOS updates. There is only one way to get rid of system glitches that are to restart the device.

#1: Restart Your Apple iPad

There are different methods to force reboot iPad, depending on your iPad Model, follow the steps.

Restart iPad without Home button

Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step #3: Press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Restart Apple iPad with Home button

Step #1: Press and hold the Home button and Power button and wait until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

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  1. Step #4: To Increase the App icon size on iPad select “Bigger”.
    Step #5: Or if you would like the as usual small App icon size then, choose the “More” option.

    These do NOT exist! There is nothing below Bold Text—NOTHING! That means there is no way to adjust the size of the app icons, which under 13.2.3 are much much smaller than the previous version.

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