How to Arrange Icons on iPhone/iPad

Arranging icons is a part of organizing the content of your iPhone and you should certainly learn to do it for your device. The following post offers some of the tips for arranging icons on iPhone for you. Read on to learn them all and apply to your iPhone for a well-organized experience.

By Lydia Smith | Posted on: Oct. 16, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 16, 2018
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If you don’t know how to arrange icons on iPhone, you should learn it as soon as possible as that’s one of the important things that is required to keep your iPhone organized. Icons are essentially nothing but the applications that have either come preloaded on your iPhone or you have installed them from the App Store. If your icons are not well arranged, you will have issues finding your favorite apps on your springboard.

To help you with the task, here we offer some of the best ways to arrange icons on your iPhone so all of your apps are well organized and are easy to find. Let’s get started without further ado.

Method 1: Arrange Icons on iPhone Using the Dock

What you see at the bottom part of your iPhone’s screen is called Dock. By default, it comes with the icons for your essential stock apps, however, you can have these apps replaced with your own easily.

If you don’t use the apps sitting in the Dock too much, you may want to change them to something of your favorite. How about placing the WhatsApp icon there to help you quickly launch the instant messaging app? To do that, simply tap and hold on the WhatsApp app and drag and drop it onto the Dock. It will sit there until you remove it. You can do that for all the apps that you wish to add to the Dock on your iPhone.

Arrange Icons on iPhone Using the Dock

Arrange Icons on iPhone Using the Dock

Method 2: Use Folders to Arrange Icons on iPhone

As you can see, the Dock on your iPhone can only contain a few icons and that’s it. If you have got a lot of icons to be arranged, it would be a good idea to create and use folders for your icons. A folder usually consists of multiple related apps on your iPhone.

The easiest way to create an app folder on your iPhone is to drag and drop one app onto another and it will automatically create a new folder. Both the apps will sit in that folder. You can then give the folder a new name if you wish. This way, you can have folders like Email, Social, Work, and so on and they can have related apps in them.

Use Folders to Arrange Icons on iPhone

Use Folders to Arrange Icons on iPhone

Method 3: Arrange Icons by Placing Them on Different Pages on Your iPhone

You are not limited to only using the first page of your home screen to keep your app icons. You can create more pages as well to place your apps in and it helps with better management of apps on your device.

One way we suggest you to do is create a page for each kind of apps you have on your device. For example, social apps can be on the first page, work apps on the second page, and so on. That way you know where the app you want to use is located as it is easy to switch between pages on an iPhone.

Arrange Icons by Placing Them on Different Pages on Your iPhone

Arrange Icons by Placing Them on Different Pages on Your iPhone

Method 4: Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone

If you would like to have more options for arranging icons on your iPhone, you may want to use a third-party app to do that. There are a number of apps available that help you arrange icons on your iPhone and here we are going to talk about one of them.

Enter AnyTrans for iOS, an all-in-one data management solution for your iOS based devices. One of the features in the app called Home Screen Manager helps you manage everything including icons that exist on your home screens. It only requires a few clicks and your home screens will be organized the way you want.

If you are not sure how to use the app to arrange icons on your iPhone, the following steps will help you out.

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for iOS app on your computer and launch it. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable and the app will recognize it. When the app has recognized your device, you will see the following on your screen. What you need to do is click on the option that says Home Screen Manager and you will be able to move forward in the process.

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone - Step 1

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Click on Arrange Home Screen on the following screen and you should then be able to see various home screen layouts that you can apply to your iPhone.

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone - Step 2

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 You will be presented with a list of the customizations you can make to your device. Choose what you think is the best for you and click on Sync to Device. The app will sync the layout with your iPhone and your iPhone will then have the new icons layout on it.

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone - Step 3

Use AnyTrans for iOS Arrange Icons on iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

When it comes to arranging icons on an iPhone, there are many simple ways you can organize your apps and their icons as shown in the above guide. However, if you’re looking for something more, AnyTrans for iOS is the way to go.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.