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How to Reset Home Screen on iPhone

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Never has iOS been as customizable as it is with iOS 14. With new widgets and a whole feature dedicated to shortcuts, users have more options to customize how their Home Screen looks. But what if you make so many changes that you prefer a clean slate? You can always Reset Home Screen Layout on your iPhone. And we explain how to do it below.

How to Reset Home Screen Layout on Apple iPhone?

You can always take some time and tweak the Home Screen shortcuts and widgets on your own, one by one. But, if you want to start from scratch, the best way to do it is to simply reset the Home Screen Layout on your iPhone.

This will restore the Home Screen layout to the factory values and everything will look just like it was for the first time you started your phone. Including app shortcuts, widgets, and folders. It won’t delete (uninstall) any apps, so don’t worry about that.

So, without further ado, let’s see how to reset your Home Screen Layout on the iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset Home Screen Layout.
  5. Confirm when prompted and that’s it.

That’s the best way to reset the Home Screen on your iPhone. If you want to delete just one Home Screen, you can do so by tap-and-hold on it. Once the Edit option appears, tap the minus (-) sign next to apps and widgets to remove them. Later on, you can add anything else.

To add apps, just swipe left to get to App Library. From there, tap-and-drag the app to any Home Screen (primary or other home screens) you want. For widgets, tap-and-hold on the Home Screen and tap the plus sign (+) at the top right corner. There you can find the list of most-used apps and, just underneath it, all available widgets.

For shortcuts, navigate to App Library and look for Shortcuts. Open the app and tap on the old (or create new shortcuts). Once you select the shortcut, tap on the blue 3-dot menu and select Add to Home Screen. There are many shortcuts you can create for various actions for apps or system services.

That should do it. Thank you for reading and make sure to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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