I have seen many iPhone users with hundreds of apps installed that make it hard to find a particular app. So, if you are one of them and looking for ways to alphabetize apps on iPhone and iPad, then keep reading.
Here, I will show you a quick way of how to put apps in alphabetical order on iPhone.
Can I Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order on iPhone and iPad?
Currently, iOS and iPadOS aren’t providing any settings to arrange apps in alphabetical order. However, by resetting the Home Screen Layout, users can put downloaded apps alphabetically on iPhone and iPad.
Take a note, resetting the home screen layout will make specific changes on your device, such as –
- You will lose all app folders created previously and need to create them all manually.
- Your iPhone and iPad’s built-in apps will be reset to default and rearranged to their default positions.
- All downloaded apps from the third-party app stores will be re-organized alphabetically.
- You will lose your layout changes and dock customizations.
With that said, let’s see how to reset home screen layout to sort apps alphabetically on iPhone and iPad.
How to Put Apps in Alphabetical Order on iPhone and iPad?
To alphabetize apps on iPhone and iPad, you need to reset the home screen layout by following the below steps –
Note: I am using my iPhone 13 to explain the steps.
1. First, go to Settings.
2. Tap on General.
3. Scroll down a little and select Transfer or Reset iPhone option.
4. Next, tap on Reset.
5. Now, select Reset Home Screen Layout.
6. A confirmation pop-up will open saying that it will reset your Home Screen layout to factory defaults. Tap on Reset Home Screen.
Done, all the built-in apps will be set to factory defaults, and downloaded apps will be set in alphabetical order.
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Other Ways to Sort Apps in Alphabetical Order on iPhone and iPad
A home screen flooded with apps makes your iPhone unorganized and messy. In such a situation, you need to clean your home screen by organizing apps in folders or in alphabetical order.
Here’s how to do it –
Manually Drag and Drop Apps in Alphabetical Order
If you don’t want to reset your home screen layout, then manually sorting apps in alphabetical order would be the best option.
What you need to do is just press and hold the home screen until icons start flickering.
Now, start dragging and dropping apps in alphabetical orders manually.
Of course, it will take a few minutes if you have hundreds of apps installed on your iPhone or iPad, but it will not change your customizations.
Create App Folders and Rename Them in Alphabetical Order
Grouping apps that start with the same initials in one folder would be another great trick to alphabetize apps on iPhone and iPad.
Here’s how to create app folders in alphabetical order on iPhone and iPad –
To create an app folder, hold one app and drag it onto another app. It will merge the two apps into one folder.
To rename a folder, touch and hold it for a while, and tap on the name to rename it.
Once you are done with creating app folders, manually arrange them alphabetically.
Well, organizing apps alphabetically might not be that important for a few, but many iPhone users are literally strgulling to manage their cluttered home screen with apps.
And hence knowing how to put apps in alphabetical order on iPhone and iPad would end your struggle. If you are an android user, then you are in luck, as android phones have a built-in feature to sort apps from A to Z.