iPad App Library: How to Find & Use the New Feature in iOS 15

The quickest way to find and open apps on your iPad.

With the App Library now available on iPad thanks to the iPadOS 15 update, finding hidden or lesser-used apps has never been easier! We'll cover how to open the iPad App Library from the Dock or your Home Screen to find apps on an iPad with ease.

Related: How to Find Hidden or Missing Apps on Your iPhone

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Easily open any app from the App Library icon in your iPad Dock. 
  • Quickly find hidden or unused apps by searching the App Library.

How to Use App Library on iPad

We'll show you how to find apps in the App Library on iPad, but since App Library is new to iPadOS 15, if you have an earlier software version you will need to update to iPadOS 15 before using this tip. For more iPadOS 15 tips and tricks, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Tap the App Library icon on your iPad Dock to open it.

    iPadOS15 App Library
     
  2. If you don't see the App Library icon on the Dock, you can also swipe all the way left to your last Home Screen page and then swipe left one more time to access the iPad App Library.

    iPad App Library
     
  3. Tap on any app icon to open that app.

    Use iPad App Library
     
  4. Tap on a cluster of small app icons in App Library to access a list of full-size icons for all apps in that category.

    Search iPad App Library
     
  5. Tap the search bar to search for the name of an app. 

    Search iPad App Library
     
  6. Tap an app in the search results list to open it.

    What is App Library on iPad?

That's all there is to it! Now finding apps on your iPad is as simple as it is on your iPhone. How do you feel about the App Library? Do you use it one your iPhone? Do you think you'll use it on your iPad? Tell us in the comments!

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.