Create a clean and sleek style to showcase your wallpaper
We all spend a lot of time on our wallpapers for phones and the reason is simple: We look at it more than any other thing throughout the day. If you’re like me, you’re annoyed not having an uninterrupted image of the wallpaper.
If you’re like me, you’ll take great pains to create a blank screen to ensure that nothing stands between your screen and the wallpaper. The only way to achieve this was through the force of nature.
You had to manually move the icons of your apps to the next screen in order to create a blank home Screen for your iPhone. This caused a slow, painful dancing between the apps you have and. Moving several apps at the same time helped make the dance less painful however, it wasn’t as much. After you had moved all the apps simultaneously it was still necessary to arrange them in a way that did not keep the exact order of apps. Not everyone knows how to transfer several apps at once!
However, with iOS 14 the task has become a much easier. With the launch of the App Library, which has provided Home Screen organization to iPhone and comes with the amazing benefit of having the empty screen to display your wallpaper quite easily.
App Library doesn’t just let you remove your Home Screen however, it can also hide individual applications. If you’d like to have a clean Home Screen appearance There are a lot of ways to achieve it.
- You can opt for minimalist design without apps appearing in any Home Screen pages at all and you’d be left with a blank home screen. Screen Page and all your apps from the App Library with the exception of apps that are on your dock.
- You can also choose to create a blank Home screen, and then select your most used apps, as well as all the other apps from the App Library. This one here is one of my favorites.
Before you attempt to access the empty page, it’s best to eliminate any extra Home screen page pages. In iOS 14 it’s simple to hide all pages on the Home screen. Instead of removing specific applications from all pages, remove the pages starting from the second screen to reduce time. Be aware that you cannot completely hide the Home screen.
To block Home pages on the screen, enter the jiggle mode on your iPhone by pressing long on either the app, or the empty area on the Home screen. Tap the dots to represent the number of screens for your home page right over the dock.
The screen ‘Edit Pages’ will be displayed. Click on the checkmark to block the pages, then tap Done.
With only a one screen to deal with, you’ll be able to manage the next steps with greater efficiency.
If you don’t want any icons for apps on the Home Screen in any way, you’ll have to eliminate all apps. Switch to jiggle mode on your iPhone and then tap the icon with the letter ‘-‘ for every app.
Based on the type of app depending on the type of app, you’ll see an option to ‘Remove Home Screen’ (for apps that you can’t remove) or an ‘Add to Library Option. Click on it.
Repeat the process for all remaining apps , and you’ll end up with an unfilled homescreen, with just an empty dock.
If you’d like an empty screen, along with an Home screen page that includes applications, that too is possible. It is possible to have an empty page so long as you have another page on the right side that has at least one or more apps. This is the only instance where the home screen that is empty in this scenario.
What you’ll need to do is transfer all your apps on your first screen to your second screen. Moving each app one at a time is a tedious process. However, there’s a carefully guarded secret within the iOS community that allows us to move several apps at once.
Switch on the jiggle feature of your iPhone and then tap and begin moving an app by dragging it. Continue to hold the app, while using the opposite hand, you can tap the other apps you wish to move. The apps you click will begin to bundle with the first app. Once you’ve put all your apps then drag the app you held (that has now become an entire package) then drop it on the screen you’d like to. Ta-da! Your apps will be able to move between screens to the next in a single swift movement.
NOTE: You cannot include app folders into the bundle when you are moving multiple applications.
You’re done! You can now use any wallpaper you like without worrying about your app icons damaging the wallpaper. You can choose to make use of the brand new App Library feature in iOS 14 to create an elegant look or go with the old method of adding a blank display to your left, it’s your choice.