When using an iPhone or an iPad in iOS 10.3 for the first time, aside from learning how to install new apps, you really need to know how to handle them. Otherwise, you will soon find yourself with a Home screen filled with a bunch of apps that you don’t really need, while having a hard time to find the apps that actually mean something to you.
To avoid this type of situation, there are three essential things related to the proper organization of the Home screen that you need to master from the very beginning:
Know how to add or to adjust the widgets from the Home screen
- Tap on Widgets (it’s under the Edit screen that you launch by pressing and holding an empty space on the Home screen wallpaper);
- Tap on the widget you want to move and it will automatically appear on the main screen;
- Continue to customize its settings with a long press on the newly moved widget, remove it, or repeat the steps to bring on other widgets.
Know how to create new folders
- Go to the Home screen and press on a particular app that you’d like to have in a folder;
- Drag it to the top of the screen;
- Release it on the New Folder option;
- Edit the New Folder name and change it into something relevant to the theme of the apps that you will bring under that folder;
- Tap on Done from the keyboard;
- Continue moving other apps in here or create a new folder, edit its name and keep bringing apps on the newly created folders.
Know how to rearrange icons
- Go to the app that you want to move around on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3;
- Press and hold that app until you can start dragging it around;
- Move it by sliding your finger on the display, while still holding on the app;
- Release it as soon as you’ve reached the new location on the screen.
These are the three most important steps that will always help you have a tidy, well-structured and well-organized Home screen. Instructions are simple and intuitive for every single one of them. Put them into practice and your iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 will always look just the way you want it to look. Oh, and, feel free to do these tricks with the apps from the App Drawer as well!