The New Home Screen
Perhaps the biggest news for iOS 14 is that we’ll finally be getting a whole new home screen design, so you’ll no longer have to envy the flexibility that your Android-toting friends have been enjoying for years. Even better, however, is the fact that Apple has done this in the most comfortable and convenient way possible.
In iOS 14, you’ll be able to use widgets anywhere on your home screen and even hide specific home screen pages, but the best part is that you don’t have to do any of this, and there’s nothing new to learn. If you’re happy with the way that iOS 13 works right now — and many users truly are — then you can just ignore the changes and carry on as normal without adding any widgets to your home screen. Sure, you’ll still have the App Library sitting on the last home screen page, but that’s pretty easy to avoid if you really don’t want to use it.
On the other hand, if like some of us you’ve been itching to do more with your iPhone home screen, you’re going to love the fact that you can now drop in custom widgets in a variety of sizes on any screen, hide screens you don’t need, and even relegate those apps that you almost never use (but still want to keep installed) to the App Library, where they’ll be safely out of sight and out of mind. iOS 14 is going to be a whole new ball game for iPhone power users.