We explain in detail how to organize iPhone icons

We explain in detail how to organize iPhone icons

If you are like most iPhone users, your device has more applications than you can imagine, spread across a multitude of screens. There are about two million applications in the App Store, more or less, therefore, it is tempting to download more applications than you reasonably use. In the next guide, we don't want to tell you what to download and what not: just explain how to organize iPhone icons.

Fortunately, there are ways to end the chaos and organize the applications so that they are conveniently located and easy to find. You can organize them in folders or on multiple screens, searching by name or keyword, or perform periodic cleaning (in the style of Marie Kondo) where you delete applications that you no longer use.

Learn to use folders

Folders are one of the easiest and most effective ways to eliminate screen clutter on your iPhone. To put your applications in Edit mode, just touch an icon and wait until all the icons move and show a small x in the upper left. Then, with your finger, you can move any icon across the screen. On iPhone X and later versions, touch Ready To conclude, on iPhone 8 and earlier versions, press the Start button to save the new location.

If your phone is compatible with 3D or Haptic Touch, you can touch and hold until you see the submenu where you can choose Edit Start Screen to move the application or Delete application To get rid of her.

To create a folder, place one app on top of another, then give the new folder a name to identify the icons. Give the folder an appropriate and useful name so you can easily remember its contents or use an Emoji for graphic identification. You can create folders with applications for photography, drawing, exercise or games: descriptions of a word or emoji work well for individual application categories.

Once you have set up a folder, you can drag more applications to it. Folders can contain multiple screens.

How to remove and download applications again

Eliminating unnecessary applications is always a good solution. If you have hundreds of applications, there are likely to be many that you rarely use, so you better delete them. Some may even be running background operations that deplete the battery. To delete an application, press and hold the application icon until everyone starts moving and then touch the x at the top left and press Delete. If you think you can use the application again in the future and you don't want to delete the associated data, go to Settings> General> iPhone Storage and select the application in question and then select Download application instead of Delete application.

If you ever need to use that application again, you can download it again from the app store whenever you want. Applications that you have previously downloaded or purchased have a Get icon or a cloud icon next to them in the App Store. You can view your complete purchase history to re-download any application you have used on your device at any time. Go to Settings> Username> iTunes and App Store> Apple ID> View Apple ID> Purchase history. You may have to type your Apple ID or password. There all the applications that you have downloaded in chronological order, both paid or free. Select a range of dates and you will be able to find all the applications you downloaded per year and download the ones you deleted again.

How to organize applications on home screens and in the dock

It is possible that even after having organized all the applications in folders, you still have several screens full of apps. The time has come to start organizing the folders specifically in a convenient way. On the main screen it is better to have the applications you use most frequently. You may not like the technique of folders due to the additional search involved in searching folders and in this case it is better to dedicate screens or parts of the screen to specific categories of applications.

You can move icons in several positions on the same screen, or move them to a different screen by dragging the icon to the edge so that it moves automatically. When you move apps on the screen, you don't have to do one at a time: you can touch and hold an icon until it moves, and then start dragging it. Once you start moving it, you can touch other applications with another finger to move them all to another screen or folder.

Let's not forget the Dock at the bottom of the phone: Apple places certain applications that it thinks most people will always use in the most accessible place, but you can replace the applications that reside in the dock with the applications you prefer.

There is a simple way to navigate between several application pages: a bright point in a row of points on the Dock identifies what page you are on. You can move an application to a different page or create new pages. If there are points to the left or right of the bright spot, you can drag an application to the right side of the screen to move it to the next page or swipe left to see the applications on that page. If there are no points to the right of the bright spot, dragging an application to the right creates a new page. It is also good to leave the bottom row of the screen empty if you can because that frees up space to move applications without moving your disposition, it leaves you space to test new applications that you are not sure you want to keep and keep your eyes clear.

How to find applications

You can find applications quickly by searching directly. To do this, drag your finger down from the center of the screen to start a search and type the name of an application or category. If you are looking for “video”, you can get the Camera application or other video recording applications that have derived from the keywords that developers apply to their applications. This means you don't have to remember the exact name of the application to search for it. The search is especially useful if you have organized your applications visually by color or alphabetically by name of the application.

How to return to the default design

If all else fails and you don't decide, you can start over and return to the original default design that came with the iPhone. Go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset home screen layout> Reset home screen And I could start over. Any application you add later will appear after the default design.

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