KEY POINTS

  • Apple's latest iOS version, iOS 14, brings new features to the iPhone
  • This includes the option to hide Home Screen App Pages
  • It's easy to hide app pages from plain sight

Apple's new major iOS update, iOS 14, brings many new features and enhancements designed to make the iPhone experience better than ever.

The new iOS 14 brings a lot of features to the iPhone, including improved privacy in Safari, better control of conversations in Messages and more. It also brings a new feature that will help many iPhone users who like their Home Screen neat and tidy – the option to hide Home Screen App Pages.

Being able to hide entire Home Screen App Pages will prove to be a breath of fresh air to users who tend to download more apps than they need to but want their handsets easy to manage and apps easy to locate.

This will be especially helpful for those who want to focus on some apps only but do not want to uninstall the apps they have on their iPhones.

It's easy to hide Home Screen App Pages in iOS 14, MacRumors noted. Here's how:

  • First, on an iPhone running iOS 14, users should press and hold on a blank area of the Home Screen or on any additional pages. This will cause the device to enter jiggle mode.
  • Second, once in jiggle mode (characterized by jiggling app icons and folders), users should tap on the app page dot icons at the bottom of the screen. This looks like a series of dots just above the Dock.
  • Third, the device will display all available Home Screen App Pages. Those that have a check mark underneath them will be shown, and those that do not will be hidden. Users should uncheck the pages they want hidden.
  • Fourth, after unchecking the undesired pages, users should tap on Done at the top-right corner to confirm changes, then tap on Done again to exit jiggle mode.

This process hides the Home Screen App Pages and allows users to access the App Library faster. Those who want to see app pages that have been hidden should repeat the process but put a check on folders to unhide them.

This feature will help users manage their iPhones better. It will come with the iOS 14 once the new major iOS update becomes available to the public.

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