How to Move iPhone Apps From App Library to Home Screen in iOS 14

So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

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Ina previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your Home Screen to your App Library. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your App Library to your Home Screen in iOS 14.

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How to Move iPhone Apps From Home Screen to App Library in iOS 14

So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

In regards to moving an app, we are not deleting an app. Your app remains in the App Library. Apple should have used the terminalogy of “copying” an app instead of “moving” one. Anyway, lets explore how to move an app from the App Library to your Home Screen.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 14

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Move an App

First, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. Next, locate an app that you would like to move that isn’t already on your Home Screen. Press and hold down on the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app under the Entertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

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Locating an app to move

Next, tap the Add to Home Screen option from the pop-up context menu. Note! the app has moved to a different position because Apple automatically organizes the apps based on usage. See below image:

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Selecting Add to Home Screen option

The application will be moved and placed on your Home Screen automatically in the first unused icon area which may not be your first screen. In my example, the app is moved to my eighth page because my preceeding seven pages are full. See following image:

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The app added to Home Screen

Heading back to the App Library, notice that the Kim Komando app is still in the App Library under the Enertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

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The app is still in your App Library

If an app is already on one of your Home Screens(s) (visible or hidden), the Add to Home Screen option won’t appear in the pop-up context menu. Instead, you’ll have to enter Jiggle mode.

Enter Jiggle Mode

Locate an app (not a folder) in your iPhone’s App Library that’s already on your Home Screen. Press and hold on the app’s icon. After a second, a pop-up context menu will appear. Continue holding down on the app until it appears on your Home Screen.

You will activate Jiggle mode (where your apps and folders will bounce around on your screen). See below image:

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Entering Jiggle mode

Placing Your App

Hold down on your app and place it wherever you like on your iPhone. Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. In my example, I am moving the Kim Komado app to the sixth screen. (Note! In between screengrabs, I deleted a page.) See following image:

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Placing your app

Use the Search Bar

If you can not find a specific app in one of the App Library’s automatically-generated groupings, you can tap on the Search Bar at the top to locate the application. Just type in a few characters of the app name. Refer to below image:

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Using the Search Bar to find your app

Use the Alphabet List

You may use the alphabetical list to find an app. Next, press and hold the listing until it is highlighted. The block will look like it is hovering above the rest of the menu when properly selected. See following image for my selection of “K”.

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Using the alphabetical list to locate your app

In my example, when I release the hold, I can see the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

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Viewing the found app

Enter Home Screen

Now, press and hold the app to move it to the left or right. You will be immediately shifted to your Home Screen with Jiggle mode enabled. See below image:

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App being added to your Home Screen

Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. See See following image for my placement of the Kim Komando from App Linrary to Home Screen by swiping left:

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Viewing the app on your Home Screen

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That was a lot of swipes and knowing when and where to swipe. I find iOS 14 cumbersome to use; it’s like Apple created the App Library feature as an afterthought. Have you found the App Library useful?

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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.

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