How do you color code apps on iOS 14?

Answered by Cody Janus

To color code apps on iOS 14, you can use a feature called App Library, which allows you to organize your apps into different categories and color-coded folders. This can help you find and access your apps more easily, especially if you have a lot of apps installed on your device.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to color code your apps on iOS 14:

1. First, make sure you have updated your device to iOS 14 or later. You can check for updates by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

2. Once your device is up to date, go to your home screen and swipe right until you reach the App Library screen. The App Library is a new screen that appears after your last home screen page and groups your apps automatically.

3. On the App Library screen, you will see different folders categorized based on the type of apps. For example, you may see folders for Social, Productivity, Entertainment, and more.

4. To color code an app, simply tap and hold on the app icon until it enters the editing mode. You can also tap the “…” (three dots) icon on the top-right corner of the app icon.

5. In the editing mode, you will see a few options at the bottom of the screen. Tap on “Edit Home Screen.”

6. Now, your app icons will start to jiggle, indicating that you can move them around or add them to folders. To color code an app, drag it to the right until it reaches the last home screen page.

7. Once the app is on the last home screen page, you can choose a color for it. To do this, tap and hold on the app icon again, or tap the “…” (three dots) icon.

8. In the editing mode, tap on the “Remove from Home Screen” option. This will remove the app from your main home screen and place it in the App Library.

9. Now, go back to the App Library screen by swiping right from your last home screen page. You will see the app you just removed in a separate folder.

10. To color code the folder, tap and hold on the folder until it enters the editing mode. Then, tap on the folder name at the top of the screen.

11. In the folder settings, you can choose a color for the folder by tapping on the circle next to the color options. You can select from a variety of colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and gray.

12. Once you’ve selected a color, tap “Back” to save the changes.

13. Now, your app is color-coded and placed in a folder of the corresponding color in the App Library. You can access the app by swiping right to the App Library screen and finding the folder with the color you chose.

It’s worth noting that color coding apps in this way does not change the app’s icon on the main home screen. The color coding and organization are specific to the App Library screen. However, you can also create custom app icons with different colors or designs using the Shortcuts app, but that’s a separate process.

Color coding apps on iOS 14 can be a helpful way to visually organize and find your apps in the App Library. It’s a useful feature for those who prefer a more organized and personalized home screen experience.