How to set up a convenient desktop on the iPhone: useful tips for properly organizing your home screen

Many iPhone owners are likely to have a problem, when you have to spend a lot of time searching for the right program, lost among the huge number of installed applications.

Convenient organization of application icons will help prevent such situations and make working with the iPhone more productive.

Remember: you can always use spotlight to find apps. Just pull down the top of the display, to call the search bar (or swipe left and press «Search») and enter the name of the program.

As an alternative, you can use the help of a voice assistant Siri.

How to return the location of the icons to «factory order»

If there are too many icons on the home screen, you can return the desktop to «factory» mind. This little trick will put the apps in that order, as conceived by Apple engineers. Open up «Settings» → «Main» → «Reset» → «Reset Home Settings».

As a result of this action, the default applications will appear on the home screen, and all downloaded programs and created folders will be placed on the next screen pages. Although the default location of the icons you may not like, This method will help to separate applications and start organizing them on the home screen.

Choose your own order and stick to it

Persistence – the best method of productive work with the iPhone. There are many ways to sort applications, however, they will only work if, if you stick to your own rules.

Sort the icons by parameters:

In alphabet order. The location of the icons in alphabetical order (from A to Z) quite comfortable, but if many applications, they can «crawl away» on multiple screens. In this case, try creating folders, eg, from A to C, from D to F and so on.

By color: If you are used to navigate by color, group the icons in the same color according to our example.

By association: One more way out — place similar application icons next to each other. for example, center place key applications «post office», «Messages», Safari, on another screen — tools, such as dropbox, Evernote and OneDrive, on the third – games.

By action: This recommendation applies to folders. Instead of vague terms like «purchases» or «news», use verbs in folder names («listen», «to read» or «watch»). Thus, when searching for a program, you just need to open the corresponding folder with applications.

Use folders

iOS allows you to place folders on the Dock. You can put your favorite apps on the panel, and they will be available from any screen. There is actually no limit to the number of folders in the dock, but it’s better to be limited to two, eg, «Messages» and «post office».


In the presence of a significant number of applications folder – necessary evil, but sorting by folders does not always make it easy to find an application. In this case, you can use emoji in the folder names, that will not only please the eye, but also allow you to be creative.

How to arrange icons on the desktop iPhone and iPad anywhere on the screen

Thanks to the Team application, support for which appeared in iOS 12, as well as a third-party tooliphone tool, You can easily arrange icons anywhere on the screen, what does iOS not allow to make by default. We have described these two methods in detail in this article.

Create a desktop, convenient for you

Probably, it will seem obvious, but we all use our iPhone in different ways. Some users launch the same four applications every day, rarely opening anything else, others download ten games each week, and those, who is keen on jogging or cycling, often use such applications, both Runtastic and Music.

The main screen is designed for the most useful applications, access to which is carried out using one tapa, and all folders should be placed on the second «page». View information about the most frequently used applications in the section «Settings» → «Battery». Click the clock icon to display usage statistics for each application.

Second screen – great place to put folders, as to access them you will not need to do a large number of tapes and swipes. If applications are few, folders can be completely abandoned.

You spend a lot of time looking for an app, which constantly use? Move its icon closer to the top of the list, But little used programs move a little further. Arrange programs on the home screen depending on their utility and frequency of use.

Actions, that can be run without running applications

With the release of iOS 11, users finally have the opportunity to delete native applications. If necessary, such programs, as «Contacts» or «Promotions» can be downloaded from the App Store, so now fearlessly remove unnecessary applications.

Applications, from which you can get rid of or, at least, «bury» in folder:

  1. Camera: Swipe up, to call «Command centre» (or swipe left on the lock screen) and run the camera.
  2. Timer/Alarm clock/World time: All these options are contained in a single application, access to which can be obtained from «Control point» (instruction).
  3. Calculator: Available from «Control point».
  4. Contacts: application «Phone» has the same functionality, just opens in another tab.
  5. «post office»: not important, if you use Gmail or any other email client for iOS.
  6. Shazam: Now you can ask Siri about the composition, who plays nearby.