At the time of writing the 14th iOS generation is available for Public beta testing. iOS 14 will be released to the general public, this fall (late September, or early October)!
We’re not sure if hiding all apps from the Home Screen is actually a new feature or rather an iOS 14 beta bug.
All that you have to do is use the new option that allows you to hide Home Screen pages.
The feature apparently requires you to keep one page active, but applying the following trick will allow you to completely empty out your iPhone Home Screen.
How To Hide All Home Screen Pages
1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad and long press on the Home screen to enter ‘Edit’ mode.
2. Tap on the pagination dots available at the bottom of the screen.
3. Instead of un-selecting all pages at a time, simultaneously tap on the first and the second Home screen page ticks to inactivate them.
4. Tap Done! Voila, your iPhone Home screen is now empty!
Fact: Swipe-right for the App Library and swipe-left for the Today View!
Tip: You can add on to this trick and also delete the four apps from the footer menu to get a blank Home screen page.
How To Bring Back Pages On Empty iPhone Home Screen
If you applied the above trick and can’t enable back the app pages, don’t panic. You would normally long-press on the Home screen to enter Edit mode. Tap the pagination dot to bring up the hidden app pages. However, an iOS 14 beta glitch brings up the spinning wheel and crashes the app. iPhone returns to the Home screen.
Workaround: You can troubleshoot this bug by entering the Home screen edit mode and tapping the ‘+’ icon available in the top-left corner of the screen. Proceed with adding a Home Screen widget and this will automatically create a new app page. Two pagination buttons will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. You can tap them now and all your hidden app pages become available for enabling!
iOS 14 App Hiding Video Tutorial
We’ve also recorded a video tutorial to cover this iOS 14 app hiding trick. Check it out and if you like it don’t hesitate to subscribe.
What do you think about having an empty Home Screen on your iPhone? Is this a cool trick or not? Use the comments section available below and let us know what you think!
Related: Another cool trick available in iOS 14 is the back tap shortcut! You can configure your iPhone to ‘feel’ two or three taps on the back and trigger a predefined action, like screenshot or Reachability.