How to Rearrange Apps on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of the default app arrangement on your iPhone? Do you find yourself constantly swiping through multiple screens to find the app you need?

Well, fret not! With just a few simple steps, you can easily rearrange your apps and create a personalized layout that suits your needs. In this article, we will guide you through the process of rearranging apps on your iPhone.

Step 1: Enter the App Reordering Mode

To begin rearranging your apps, start by pressing and holding any app icon on your home screen until all the icons start jiggling. This is known as the “App Reordering Mode.”

Step 2: Drag and Drop

Now that you’re in App Reordering Mode, you can drag and drop your apps anywhere on the screen. Simply tap and hold an app icon with your finger, then move it to its desired location. As you move an app icon, other icons will automatically adjust to make space for it.

Tips for Efficiently Rearranging Apps:

  • Group Similar Apps: Organize your apps into folders by dragging one app onto another. This will create a folder that contains both apps.
  • Create Multiple Screens: Swipe left or right to navigate between different screens on your iPhone.

    Take advantage of these additional screens to categorize and arrange specific types of apps.

  • Use Dock: The dock at the bottom of your home screen can hold up to four icons that remain visible across all screens. Consider placing frequently used apps in the dock for quick access.

Step 3: Moving Apps Between Screens

If you want to move an app from one screen to another, simply drag it to the edge of the screen until it starts scrolling. Continue dragging it to the desired screen and release your finger.

Step 4: Exiting App Reordering Mode

Once you have finished rearranging your apps, exit App Reordering Mode by pressing the Home button (or swipe up from the bottom on iPhone models without a Home button). This will save your new app arrangement.


Deleting Apps: While in App Reordering Mode, you can also remove apps from your device by tapping the ‘x’ icon that appears on each app. However, be cautious as this will permanently delete the app and its associated data.

Congratulations! You have successfully rearranged apps on your iPhone. Enjoy navigating through your personalized home screen with ease and efficiency!

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