iOS 14: How to Remove Apps from the Home Screen without Deleting Them from Your iPhone

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One of the many ways iOS 14 allows you to customize your iPhone Home screen is by giving you the option to delete apps from your Home screen without deleting them entirely. This enables you to keep your Home screen clean by only featuring the apps you want the quickest access to, while allowing you to still access the apps you removed from your Home screen through the App Library. Keep your Home screen clean but all your apps available with these easy steps.

How to Delete Apps from Your Home Screen in iOS 14

  1. Long press a blank part of your Home screen until the apps start to wiggle.
  2. Swipe to the app page with the app icon you want to remove.

  3. Tap the minus (-) symbol on the top left of the app icon.
  4. Tap Remove from Home Screen.

The app will still be accessible through the App Library but will no longer be featured on your Home screen. This will make sure all the apps on the Home screen of your iPhone are exactly what you want. For more great tutorials on Apple products, check out our Tip of the Day.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.