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How to use the App Library in iPadOS 15

With iPadOS 15, the App Library has arrived. It automatically organizing apps into helpful categories like Productivity, Games, and Recently Added. It also allow users to access all their apps right from the Dock.

How to use the App Library

From your Home Screen, swipe your finger to the left until you see the App Library. Your apps are sorted in the App Library by category.

The apps that you use most frequently appear as large icons that you can tap to open the app directly. To see all the apps in each category, tap the group of smaller app icons. You can also tap the App Library search field to see an alphabetized list of all your apps.

When you install new apps, they’re added to your App Library automatically.

How to search for an app in the App Library.

° Go to the App Library, then tap the search field.

° Begin typing the name of the app that you’re looking for. 

° Tap the app when it appears in the search results.

How to delete an app from the App Library

° Go to the App Library, then tap the search field.

° Scroll down the list of apps to find the one that you want to delete.

° Touch and hold the app icon, then tap Delete App.

° Tap Delete again to confirm.

If you can’t delete an app that’s not made by Apple, disable parental controls, then try deleting the app again.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.