Reset iPhone Home Screen Layout in iOS 15

Did some apps suddenly disappear from your iPhone’s home screen? Or default apps such as  Phone, Messages, Notes, and Safari no longer visible on your home screen?   Most people become anxious in this situation because there is no option to reinstall these apps from the App Store. That’s because, with the exception of a few pre-installed apps, you can’t Offload or uninstall apps that comes with your iPhone. However, these apps already exists on your iPhone but it’s just that you can’t locate it.

Is there a lack of applications on the iPhone Home Screen?

So, what should I do if an app on my iPhone or iPad is missing? You may just look for the app in the App Library and restore it to your home screen. If you have a number of apps dispersed across several home screens, you can hide individual app pages with iOS 14 or later. Furthermore, iOS 15 allows you to rearrange and erase any home screen pages you may have.

Is your home screen a mess and you don’t want to go to the trouble of manually arranging it? In such scenario, using the reset home screen option is a simple and precise approach to clean up the mess on your iPhone’s home screen and better organise it.

However, with iOS 15, the methods for resetting network settings and resetting the home screen are slightly different. The new ‘Transfer or Reset iPhone’ option in iOS 15 replaces the earlier ‘Reset’ option. As a result, it might be perplexing for newcomers to the iOS environment. Nonetheless, resetting the app layout on an iPhone is a rather simple process.

Let’s look at the methods for resetting home screen layout in iOS 15 on iPhone.  On iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, and older iPhones running iOS 15, this will help you reset the home screen.

How to Reset the Home Screen on an iPhone on iOS 15

1. Select “General” from the Settings app.

2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Transfer or Reset iPhone.”

3. At the bottom of the screen, select “Reset.”

reset iPhone running iOS 15

4. From the drop-down menu, choose “Reset Home Screen Layout.”

how to reset Home Screen layout in iOS 15 on iphone

5. Confirm your choice by tapping “Reset Home Screen.”

how to reset Home Screen on iOS 15

That is all there is to it. The home screen layout will now be restored to factory settings, as it was when you first purchased the iPhone. It’s important to note that resetting the home screen will not erase any applications; all of your installed apps will remain.

What happens when you restore your iPhone’s Home Screen?

On iOS 15 or earlier, you’ll notice the following modifications when restoring the default home screen layout.

  • Apple’s pre-installed applications will revert to their default settings.
  • Widgets that were manually installed will be removed.
  • On the home screen, all of the concealed home screen pages will be displayed.
  • Any previously established app folders will be deleted, and all bookmarks and apps will display on various home screens.

Unfortunately, with iOS 15, there is still no option to disable or uninstall the App Library.