How to organize your iPhone apps in seconds

iPhone 14 Plus shown on table representing how to organize your iPhone apps in seconds
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Knowing how to organize your iPhone apps in seconds can take away a lot of the frustration of setting up a new iPhone, say the latest iPhone 14, given Apple's iOS doesn't quite let you simply drop apps where you want them on a home screen, 

But there's a neat, though somewhat hidden, feature in iOS that lets you move multiple apps on you iPhone's Home Screen at once. This should help you quickly organize your app layout on your iPhone and prevent the screen from being overwhelmed with all sorts of apps and icons. 

This trick was introduced in iOS 14, so will work on any iPhone that has at least that version of Apple's smartphone OS or above. So read on to learn how to organize your iPhone apps.

How to organize iPhone apps

1. Tap and hold on an app on your Home Screen and move your digit slightly until all your app icons start "wiggling." 

iOS Home Screen with app highlighted

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2. Keeping your digit held down, use another digit to select other apps that you want to move, and they'll all be grouped together.

iOS Home Screen with multiple apps highlighted

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3. With your digit still held down, use another digit to swipe to a place on the Home Screen you want to move your apps to. Then, release your digit and they'll all be moved. Tap "Done" to complete the process.

iOS Home Screen with Done highlighted

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And that's it. This is a pretty simple trick but it could save you a lot of time.

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Dale Fox
Freelance Journalist

Dale Fox is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He's been a tech nerd ever since childhood, when he used the money from his first job as a paperboy to buy a subscription to GamesMaster magazine. Dale was previously a presenter and editor in China, where he also worked as a copywriter for OnePlus at its Shenzhen HQ.