If you keep your iPhone’s home screen neat, the new application is the curse of your existence. In addition to hyperbole, they automatically fill the first available space on your home screen, starting from the second page, which can wreak havoc on your carefully planned layout. However, with iOS 14, you can hide new applications automatically so you never see them until you want.
Hiding apps automatically from the home screen on iOS 14 couldn’t be easier. To get started, open the Settings application, then tap “Main Screen.” On the following page, select “Application Library Only” under New Application Download. From now on, iOS will hide all new applications from the home screen. It’s very simple, it’s a mystery why Apple didn’t make this feature available on iOS faster than iOS 14.
Well, technically, for this feature to work before iOS 14, Apple will need a place to open applications other than the home screen, and Siri and Search aren’t good enough choices. To prevent the application from disappearing completely because you can’t remember its name, Apple created the App Library.
The Application Library is a complete collection of applications on your iPhone, hidden or vice versa, located with just a swipe from your last home screen page. If the application is on your device, you will find it there. What’s really cool is that you can add apps back to the home screen of the Application Library. That way, you can select applications on the home screen without needing to reactivate “Add to Home Screen.”
To find all the applications you just downloaded, look for the “Recently added” category at the top of your Application Library. You can tap on one of the first three applications to open it immediately, or you can tap on a smaller collection of applications in the folder to see all newly installed applications, which also include Application Clips, large applications that are driven by the application’s purpose. You can use at this time without installing the full version.
If you don’t want to swipe open the Application Library to find the application, and if you know the name of the application, it will appear in regular search after pulling down the home screen or opening the Today View. Siri can open it too.