It was a procedure that all of us who carry out a iPhone in the pocket: we press and hold a screen icon, we wait for everyone to start tremble and, Tapping in the upper left corner of the application, on the icon with the “X”, we tell you to uninstall it. It’s that simple … until now.
With the arrival of iOS 14, many things have changed, especially in the home screens where traditionally all the apps and video games that we download from the App Store. But since the irruption of the so-called “App Library”, things are no longer like that. There are new ways of storing things and, above all, of managing them.
Delete or store an application?
What Apple has changed now with the new OS is that the user has the opportunity to hide the application and not delete it entirely, in case at any time we need it for anything. This allows us to free up gaps in the home screens and leave only the most important ones there. This has a weak point, against it, which is that if you want to delete it to empty space in your storage, it will not do you any good.
Even so, those of Tim Cook have wanted to leave that choice in the hands of the user, You can choose between two options when you repeat the old process of deleting an application. To carry it out, you have to press and hold on any app that you have on the screen and wait for them all to start shaking. At that moment you touch on the upper left part of the icon, where the “-” symbol will appear, and a menu like the one you can see in the screenshot that you have just above it, on the right, will appear.
Now alone You have to choose what to do with it, whether to uninstall it permanently or take it to the “Apps Library”, within a specific folder to which all of the same category will go. Look at the detail of the change of the symbol that appears in the icon of the app in edit mode, which is no longer the typical “X” to delete, but another that indicates that we have more than one option.
Do you know how to hide entire pages of applications?
Anyway, If what you want is to hide entire pages of applications, you have a way to do it that is not to go application by application telling iOS 14 to send them to that “App Library”. This is the function of hiding desktops, or home pages, and it is very simple to carry out.
You repeat the process from the previous point, clicking on an icon until they all go into edit mode (to shake). Now you touch on the points that you see just below that indicate the number of home pages that you have active. They will all appear in miniature. Below each one there is a selector: click on the ones you want to hide and then click on “Ok” at the top right. You will only have a desk to access the apps most important and the rest you will have to go find them to that famous library.