How to Reset the Home Screen Layout on an iPhone 7

Has your iPhone Home screen become very difficult to navigate? It is so easy and useful to download new apps, that it isn’t uncommon to have multiple screens of apps that you need to scroll through.

Since apps are installed to the first open Home screen space by default, locating the app that you want can be a nightmare. Spotlight Search can be very useful when you need to find an app, but you might prefer simply tapping an app icon.

If it seems like your current Home screen state is beyond help, then the best thing to do might simply be resetting your iPhone’s Home screen layout.

This will set all of the default apps back to the location they are at for a new iPhone, and then your installed apps will be listed after them in alphabetical order. You can then use this organized layout to move your most-used apps to the first Home screen, or whatever method is most convenient for you.

How to Put the iPhone App Icons Back Where They Are By Default

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.1. The result of completing this tutorial will be that your iPhone app icons will all be moved back to their default positions.

Any third-party apps that you have installed on your iPhone will be placed after the last default app in alphabetical order.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

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Step 2: Select the General option.

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Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the Reset button.

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Step 4: Touch the Reset Home Screen Layout button.

how to reset the home screen layout on an iphone 7

Step 5: Tap the red Reset Home Screen button at the bottom of the screen.

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Now that you know how to reset the Home Screen layout on an iPhone 7, you can make it much easier to find and reorganize the apps installed on your device.

Summary – Resetting the iPhone Home Screen Layout

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Choose Reset Home Screen Layout.

Are there a lot of apps on your iPhone that you aren’t using and would like to regain the storage space that they are using? Check out our iPhone deletion guide to see how you can remove apps, songs, pictures, and more to increase the amount of storage space available on your iPhone by default.

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