How to Manage Apps in the app drawer for Messages on iOS

🗓️ March 3, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Apple’s Messages App is redesigned in iOS with app Drawer and impressive Message effects ECHO, SPOTLIGHT. Here I am discussing how to customize the App Drawer pane depending on frequently used apps for sending stickers, Play games, and get the new app from the iMessage app store from movable horizontally on the app ticker slider.

Apple’s Instant message is now quicker by starting to type in the Textbox or Browse app from the app picker.

Customize App Drawer on iPhone, iPad: Remove, Add, or Delete an app

How to use iMessage App Picker on iPhone, iPad in iOS

Open the Message app and Tap on text conversation if you want to send the sticker or use other apps from the app picker.

2 Find more apps in Messages app Drawer in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Tap and hold on App selector slider and Swipe left or right direction to search more apps or Switch to another app.

Open App Store on Messages app on iPhone

Where is app store access on the new Message app Drawer? App Store is at the first position in the App ticker slider.

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3 Open App Store from App Drawer in iOS 11

Are you at the end of the app picker, most to forward, and tap on the App Store icon to launch the iMessage app store?

Hide or Delete App from iMessage App Drawer

Customize App Drawer in iOS: That helps to quickly hide, Remove, or Enable app access on Message.

Rearrange, Hide, an Unused or unwanted app we can delete from the Message app quickly using the below guide.

Tap and hold on the app picker on the Message app, Slide, and move to last.

Tap on “” More option

4 Customize App Drawer on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Tap on Edit at the top of the corner of the screen, Tap on a + icon to add to your favorite list and – to remove from your favorite list.

6 Add Remove and Disable App in Message app in iOS 11

Done for Save Changes in iMessage App Drawer.

8 Save App Drawer changes in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Re-Arrange Apps Priority

Use Drag icon near to app name under favorite apps list.

7 Reorder App Drawer App in iOS 11 on iPhone Messages app

Delete apps:-

We can eliminate By Disable toggle under more apps.

9 Remove Apps from Message App Drawer or Remove from Favorites

Unable to find app iMessage App Picker

Use Edit mode, And See the App that disabled for the show in App picker or App Drawer.

The app is disabled in edit mode from the above screen then the app icon automatically missing from the app picker slider.

App Drawer Stuck or Unable to access: Not Working

Your Message app drawer loaded with lots of apps, That’s the reason for your Message app freeze or crashing on access stickers or app. Unable to add or download the app from App Store using App Drawer.

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Remove all the iMessage apps from the home screen. The app will automatically remove from the Messages app.

Restart: Press and Hold, Sleep/Wake until you see the slide to turn off the slide on the screen.

Force Restart: Press and Hold Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Uninstall Message App from Drawer app completely

Go to iPhone Home Screen, find a Sticker app or Game installed from the Messages App store. Tap and hold on the app icon until the icon jiggle with the cross mark on the app.

Get ready to use the new Stickers app, Games app on the iPhone Message app from the app store. And Hide or remove unused apps from the Messages app Drawer. Also, you can rearrange apps in the Messages app drawer on your iPhone.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]