How to Remove or Rearrange the Bottom App Drawer in Messages App on iOS 11

Summary

After updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11, you’ll find app drawer shows up in Message app, this guide will show you how to remove or rearrange it.

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Sep. 21, 2017

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The update of iOS 11 brings lots of new changes for iPhone users, however, not all of these changes are welcomed. For instance, the new bottom app drawer in Message app, which annoys those people who doesn’t really like using it. Then, this feature becomes more irritating than useful. No matter you want to get rid of the bottom app drawer in Messages on your iOS device, or just want to rearrange it, this guide will show you how to make it step by step. Let’s read on.

Part 1. How to Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App Part 2. How to Rearrange App Icons in Message App Drawer in iOS 11

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Part 1. How to Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App

If you want to remove the bottom app drawer in messages app on iOS 11 devices, you can follow steps below to make it:

Step 1. Open Messages app on your iPhone and choose a message.

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 1

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 1

Step 2. On the bottom, slide from right to left. You’ll see the More button, tap on it.

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 2

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 2

Step 3. Then go to this page, tap on Edit.

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 3

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 3

Step 4. Turn off the switch next to the icon you want to remove, here take two apps for example. Then tap on Done at the top right. After that, you can see the two apps already gone. If you want to remove all, then you can turn off all of them.

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 4

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App - Step 4

Part 2. How to Rearrange App Icons in Message App Drawer in iOS 11

If you prefer to rearrange the app icons in Message app drawer in iOS 11 devices rather than remove them, then, you can follow steps below:

Step 1. Also launch Messages app on your iOS device and open any conversation.

Step 2. At the bottom, slide from right to left. Tap on the More button.

Step 3. Next, also tap on Edit at the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 4. Now, simply touch and hold on the tiny three horizontal lines next to the icon you wish to rearrange and drag it at the preferred location. At last, tap on the Done button.

Rearrange App Icons in Message App Drawer in iOS 11 - Step 4

Rearrange App Icons in Message App Drawer in iOS 11 - Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to remove and rearrange the bottom app drawer in Message app on iOS 11 devices, hope is guide is helpful for you, and welcome to share this guide to more people. By the way, if you want to transfer text messages or iMessages, you can have a try on AnyTrans.

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