How to arrange and clean up your iOS home screen with basically zero effort

How to arrange and clean up your iOS home screen with basically zero effort
Dealing with the unorganized chaos that is an enthusiastic smartphone user's homescreen is among the most dreaded managerial activities in existence! At best, you do it once, going through all that meticulous sorting and folder making. Two weeks later, your homscreen is a shortcut-infested pile of apps you either love, or won't bother uninstalling!

Thankfully, there is a final solution to your problem. When you're long past the point of being able to sort your homescreen the right way, you can reset it from the Settings menu. Apple's stock apps will be arranged the way they were when you powered on your iDevice for the first time, while the other apps you have installed will become alphabetically sorted. Your homescreen will become a clean slate, prime for proper arranging.

If you're ready to go with this, head to the slideshow below and get to it!

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7 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In most Android devices, you simply hold down on an empty space in your homescreen and then remove all the Panels.... Voila. also basically zero effort (You can also Clear Data from the launcher you are using, even stock, and it will go back to how it was from factory, but that usually puts many icons and widgets on screen)

5. jmorris1974

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I love how everyone claims that ios is not a full-fledged OS. They always bring up the sharing features, being able to designate default apps, and customization. I used to be on Android before switching to the 5s, and ever since iOS 8 added the sharing sheets feature that app developers can take advantage of, I see no compelling reason right now to switch back. I can share to 90% of the things that most people can. Most of these arguments come from power users who use their phones in ways that 99% of smart phone users don't.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

full-fledged OS isnt all about sharing sheets :-/

18. jmorris1974

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It is more than sharing sheets. However, I have found that iOS is more than capable of doing most of what android does. I have never really been left wanting since making the move.

12. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Switched to iOS for years from Android and am prepping to switch back again after another Android "Flagship" experience. The Galaxy S6 isn't even as refined or functional as the 5S, which is faster in all daily tasks, WAY FASTER loading Games, and even takes better pics without having to take time to set up the shot. Even Battery life is a wash. Android is more capable........ON PAPER. But if I can do 99% of daily tasks faster and more efficient on an iPhone, the 1% I can't do with an iPhone really isn't a downside at all.

7. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Dear god, that home screen is simply PATHETIC!!

14. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Don't like it ? can just leave...

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