If you’re a new iPhone user, there are a few skills you should learn to get the most out of your new device. In time, you can move onto the cool hidden features, but grasping the basics first is vital. Here are a handful of iOS basics that all iPhone or iPad owners should know.
1. How to Move Apps on the Home Screen
Every app you install on your iPhone lives on your home screen. You can move them around by lightly pressing and holding on an app until it starts shaking. Don’t press too hard or you’ll activate 3D Touch.
Once all your apps start shaking, simply touch and hold one and you can move it anywhere. Drag an app to the side of the screen and you can move it to another page. If you drag an app to the right side of the rightmost page, you’ll create a new page for more apps.
2. How to Create App Folders
Drag an app on top of another app to create a folder. You can add more apps to it by dragging them over the new folder. Tap a folder to expand it, then you can press and hold any apps inside and drag them out of the folder to remove them.
3. How to Uninstall Apps on an iPhone
Lightly press and hold any app until all your icons start shaking. You’ll see a small X icon above every app that you can remove. Simply tap that X and confirm the uninstall to remove the app.
Of course, you can uninstall any app you’ve downloaded. With iOS 11, you can remove some built-in apps like Stocks and Maps. You can’t remove every app though. If you have an iPhone 6S or newer, don’t forget about 3D Touch as well. This cool feature lets you press your screen a bit harder to activate shortcuts for many apps.