How to Remove Pages on iPhone in iOS 14

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

iOS 14 Header

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

The App Library is added and configured automatically once you install iOS 14.

To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. Refer to below image:

App Library Pages 5
The App Library page

Your apps are automatically sorted into categories. For example, you might see your social media apps under a Social category. The apps that you use most frequently will automatically reorder based on your usage.

Now that all apps are available in the App Library, it brings up the question. Why should you keep all those pages on the Home Screen as well? Let’s explore how to remove pages from your Home Screen.

This is for the iPhone and iPad running iOS 14

Dilbert and Tracker
Copyright Scott Adams, Inc./Distributed by Universal Uclick for UFS

Check out TechSavvy.Life for their blog posts on smartphone apps, PCs. and Macs!

Seldom Used Page(s)

If you’re like us, you probably have a couple of pages filled with apps that you almost never visit. You might want to remove some or all the pages between your first page and the App Library page.

First, go to a page you seldom visit or any page. In my example, I am on the last page of my Home Screen. See below image:

App Library Pages 1
A seldom used page

Editing a Page

Now, tap and hold on an empty part of your iPhone’s Home Screen to enter editing mode. See following image:

App Library Pages 2
Entering edit mode

Next, tap the Page Dots found above the dock at the bottom of the device’s display. In my example, I have 7 dots representing 7 pages.

This will bring up a new User Interface (UI) that lists all of the pages in a grid. Tap the checkmark below a page to remove it. You can do this for as many pages as you want (except for the first page).

You can come back here at any time to re-enable a page. Once you’re done editing, tap the Done button in the upper right-hand corner. In my example, I have checkmarked my last page. Refer to below image:

pp Library Pages 3
Selecting a page to be removed from Home Screen

Viewing Your Changes

Once you go back to the Home Screen, you will see that the page dots at the bottom of the screen have reduced in number. Depending on how many pages you have removed; allows faster access to the App Library page. The apps are not being deleted, just removed from a page. Notice I now have 6 dots or 6 pages. See below image:

pp Library Pages 4
Viewing your removal of page(s)

Once you are on the App Library page, swipe up to return to your Home Screen..

Now you have a cleaner look and fewer swipes for navigation of your pages.

I have found TechSavvy.Life blog posts extremely helpful. Check them out for posts on smart phone apps, Macs and PCs!

I Would Like to Hear From You

Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love hearing from you. Do you have a computer or smart device tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the device, app and version that you are using. To help us out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

The author’s Vietnam eBook on the Battle for Tra Bong: Events and Aftermath

Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.