Reset the iPhone Home Screen Layout in iOS 8

The iPhone includes a number of default apps for which a lot of users will never have a need. Unfortunately these default apps cannot be deleted. As a result, we often move them to a different screen, or put them in folders. When you combine this with the installation and movement of third-party apps, you can wind up with iPhone layouts that are very different from the default settings.

If you find that your iPhone is becoming difficult to use because you can’t find anything, then it might be time to restore your Home screen to its’ default layout. This will not cause you to lose any data or apps, but it can provide a fresh canvas for you to reorganize your apps so that they can be found more easily.


Restore Default Home Screen on Your iPhone 6 in iOS 8

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. The steps for restoring the home screen layout are similar in earlier versions of iOS, but may vary slightly from the steps outlined below.

Note that following the steps below will restore your iPhone Home screen layout to the factory defaults. Any third-party apps that you have installed will be displayed alphabetically after the Extras folder.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Select the General option near the bottom of the screen.

open the general menu



Step 3: Scroll all the way to the bottom of this menu, then tap the Reset button.

tap the reset button



Step 4: Touch the Reset Home Screen Layout button.

touch the reset home screen layout button



Step 5: Tap the Reset Home Screen button to confirm that you wish to proceed. After you press this button, the Home screen layout on your iPhone will be restored to its’ factory defaults.

touch the reset home screen button



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