How to Edit iPhone Home Screen

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of editing your iPhone home screen. Whether you want to rearrange your apps, create folders, or customize your widgets, we’ve got you covered!

Rearranging Apps

If you’re tired of scrolling through multiple pages to find your favorite apps, it’s time to rearrange them. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Long press on any app icon until all the icons start jiggling.
  2. Drag an app icon to a new location by holding it and moving it around.
  3. Create folders by dragging one app icon onto another. This will automatically create a new folder with both apps inside.
  4. To rename a folder, tap on the folder and then long press on its name. Type in the new name and hit ‘Done’.
  5. Exit edit mode by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom of the screen (depending on your iPhone model).

Customizing Widgets

iOS 14 introduced widgets that allow you to display useful information right on your home screen. Here’s how to customize them:

  1. Long press on any empty space on your home screen until the apps start jiggling.
  2. Tap the ‘+‘ button in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Browse through available widgets and select one by tapping on it.
  4. Select a desired size for the widget and tap ‘Add Widget’.
  5. Drag the widget to the desired location on your home screen.
  6. Resize a widget by long pressing it and selecting ‘Edit Widget’. Adjust the size using the handles and tap ‘Done’.
  7. Exit edit mode as mentioned earlier.

Resetting Home Screen Layout

If you’ve made too many changes and want to revert to the original home screen layout, follow these steps:

  1. Go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘General’.
  3. Select ‘Reset’ near the bottom of the list.
  4. Tap on ‘Reset Home Screen Layout’.
  5. Confirm your choice by tapping ‘Reset Home Screen’ in the pop-up window.


This action will not delete any apps or data. It will only reset the arrangement of your home screen icons to their default positions.

Congratulations! You’ve learned how to edit your iPhone home screen like a pro.

Now you can personalize it with your own style and make it more convenient for everyday use. Enjoy!

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