There are two different options that will allow you to remove the app from the home screen, but first things first, go to your home screen. Once you are there, try one of the following options (both options achieve the same result, only a slightly different notification prompt):
- Press and hold any free space on the home screen until the apps begin to jiggle.
- Then, click the minus sign on the app you wish to remove.
- Press and hold the app you wish to remove until the dropdown appears.
If you chose the first option you will see "remove from home screen." If you chose the second option, you will see "remove app." Click whichever of the two appear for you. Either one will remove the app from the home screen.
Voila! Now the app is no longer on the home screen.
To use the app you just hid on the home screen, you will swipe to get to the screen furthest to the right on your iPhone. This will take you to your App Library.
Once there, find the app and open it, or you can swipe furthest to the left on your home screen and type the app into the search bar. That will also reveal the app so you can access it. I prefer using the App Library.
However, if you want to add the app back, continue with this guide and I will show you how.
While in the App Library, look for the app you want to add back to the home screen (since it was previously removed/hidden). Once you find it do the following:
- Press and hold the app until the drop-down appears.
- Click "add to home screen."
Done! Now the App is back on the home screen. It will not populate in its original position on the home screen. You may have to move it where you like.
Sometimes, when you are busy or out and about and your iPhone starts ringing, you don't want to pick it up, but you know it might be so-and-so with that important call you've been waiting on.