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2 Feb, 2023
1 min time to read

As part of the release of iOS 14, the App Library was included in the iPhone's Home Screen.

The App Library on iPhone provides users with the ability to store apps on their device without cluttering their Home Screen. The App Library was a major update for iPhone, but since its release, no further changes have been made.

Unfortunately, the App Library currently lacks customization options. The top row showcases "Recently Added" and "Suggested" app folders, followed by folders that house all remaining apps on the iPhone. These folders are generated automatically by Apple and users have no control over the placement of apps or the order of the folders.

However, for added convenience, the main App Library screen displays three large icons from each folder that can be easily accessed with a tap. The selection of these icons is determined by Apple's Siri intelligence system.

The App Library's defining intelligence system can be flawed and inconsistent. You may encounter apps in unusual folders or find apps you haven't used in months appearing in the "Suggested" folder, among other issues. Unfortunately, there's no way to address these problems in its current state.

With the release of iOS 17 Apple allows for more control over the App Library in three ways: allowing users to sort the order of folders, customize the top three apps in each folder, and hide apps entirely, only accessible through search on the Home Screen.

Although Apple has introduced various customization options for the iPhone Home Screen and Lock Screen in recent years, the App Library remains inflexible. Users can't even personalize it to their preferences, let alone hide it completely.