What is App Library on iPhone (iOS 17.3.1) and iPad?

App Library was the very first feature that Apple announced in iOS 14, no doubt why people are going to love the App Library of iOS 14 features. The purpose behind adding App Library is to reduce the congestion from the Home Screen, by eliminating the unused applications. With such a big 256GB Internal Storage, I feel bored deleting the applications after downloading even after they are of no use to me, and I lose track of where the application went or sometimes totally it goes out of my mind the app I had downloaded earlier. Is this happen to you too? I’m sure some of you will proudly say YES.

We all have multiple apps that fall under categories like Most Used, Frequently Used, Need in a week, searching the app when needed, never used after downloading, and the funniest part is we forget the downloaded app, due to workload. This is where iOS App Library comes into the picture.

What is App Library and How to Use it on iPhone and iPad?

The video covered how to find App library on iPhone, how to add an app into the app library on iPhone, How to enable setting in iOS to add all newly downloaded app into the app library not on the home screen, How to search an App into App Library on iPhone. let’s watch the video to use App library on iPhone.

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What is App Library on iPhone home screen?

That being said, iOS 14 is the first-ever update that almost changes the entire Home Screen, sort of redesigning it. The App Library is where all the Applications of iPhone, iPad are grouped into different cards, categorywise.

For instance, take the example of Entertainment Apps, Netflix, Disney Plus, Hotstar, Hulu, YouTube, HBO, etc. all these applications will be organized into the Entertainment card, such as Three Applications in FULL APP ICON SIZE, and the rest will be of small size right in place of four. Don’t get confused, see the Screen Shot below.

They have added two more independent cards, Suggestions and Recently Added. Suggestions is all about the applications that you use most in daily routine and Recently Added, will be the recently downloaded applications.

How to Create App Library on iPhone, iPad?

Thankfully, you don’t need to be part of all that fuss about creating App Library or Organizing the apps. The iOS 14 intelligently creates the App Library based on your daily routines of app usage and categories of applications.

When you swipe the App Pages to the end, there you’ll find the App Library.

How to Use App Library on iPhone or iPad?

No matter how amazing the iOS 14 organizes the applications of iPad and iPhone in App Library, it is useless, because you have to swipe to the end of the App Pages to access the App Library, and that’s tiresome.

However, all we can do is, minimize the App Pages from the Home Screen, the App Library will automatically come closer.

Adjust all the most used and frequently used applications on one or two pages, and then hide the rest of the app pages. Ultimately here, we have to Hide App Pages,

Step #1. Touch and hold on to any app to access the Home screen Edit mode.
Step #2. Tap on the dots bar icon at the top of the dock.

Touch and hold on any app to access the jiggle mode app on the dock at the bottom on iphone

Step #3. There, deselect the App Pages that you don’t need anymore.
Step #4. Tapping on Done appears top-right corner.

There deselect the app pages that you don’t need anymore hit done on iphone

That’s it.

You Can Choose the Download Location for the Apps: App Library Only or Home Screen.

I presume you’re all set and already customized the iPhone Home Screen, learning from the above steps, now what about the apps that you are going to download in the future? They will surely destroy your iPhone home screen, by mixing up with other organized apps. Thankfully, you still have the leverage to store all the new apps to Home Screen or App Library Only, just need to tweak the settings, here’s how.

Step #1. Launch Settings App.
Step #2. Tap Home Screen.
Step #3. Under NEWLY DOWNLOADED APPS, choose App Library Only or Add to Home Screen.

Go to the settings app tap home screen choose add to home screen on iphone

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This is it.

Now to find a particular Application, use the Spotlight Search like we used to do, also the App Library section comes with Search Bar.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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