1. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I can't speak for everyone, however my apps in the Apple App Library are in the right category folders. It's where I would put them. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
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    09-28-2020 01:15 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Years ago, I started putting like apps in folders that made sense to me, so the App Library adds zero value for me. And, since I still haven't seen the answer to this question, I'll pose it to the iMore best and brightest: can the App Library be deleted in its entirety without affecting the apps themselves, and if so, how?
    You can’t delete nor disable the App Library.
    It is there and that’s it.
    You can decide not to swipe to the right a few times to get to the App Library, as far as disabling goes.
    Hope this answer helps.
    09-28-2020 01:49 PM
  3. fairmarketvalue's Avatar
    Muchas gracias for the prompt reply. I sort of expected that would be the answer, but it helps me from unnecessary tail chasing. I hope Apple gets the message that users like flexibility (not necessarily at the level of Android), and gives one the opportunity to gracefully say "no thanks" to stuff like the app library if it's not suitable for a particular person.
    09-28-2020 02:04 PM
  4. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I can't speak for everyone, however my apps in the Apple App Library are in the right category folders. It's where I would put them. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
    [IMG=473x1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200928/8824ffc78735235595c058f9fb8c01fd.jpg[/url]
    Agreed!!! I’m also one of those people that feel if you don’t like something, just don’t use it. I hate Siri & shortcuts so I don’t use them....no big deal! Apple isn’t making anyone use the App Library. Folders can still be created and placed on the home screen, if people feel that’s what they like best.
    09-28-2020 02:08 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Agreed!!! I’m also one of those people that feel if you don’t like something, just don’t use it. I hate Siri & shortcuts so I don’t use them....no big deal! Apple isn’t making anyone use the App Library. Folders can still be created and placed on the home screen, if people feel that’s what they like best.
    Exactly my thoughts as well. I also don't use shortcuts but I do like Siri. LOL
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    09-28-2020 02:10 PM
  6. tee_cup's Avatar
    Like @nikkisharif, I cannot STAND Siri, and refuse to use her. Actually, I cannot stand using any voice type app 'thingy'.

    In other news, I was on Reddit (I know, I know), and someone told me about routinehub.co, and to be honest, there are quite a few decent 'Shortcuts'.
    Currently in the process of testing a few that I might actually use...
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    09-28-2020 02:16 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I can't speak for everyone, however my apps in the Apple App Library are in the right category folders. It's where I would put them. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
    [IMG=473x1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200928/8824ffc78735235595c058f9fb8c01fd.jpg[/url]
    The folders used for many of my apps in the app library are not the same as I have on my homescreen. That makes it confusing. You don't use folders much, so it won't matter to you.
    09-28-2020 02:16 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The folders used for many of my apps in the app library are not the same as I have on my homescreen. That makes it confusing. You don't use folders much, so it won't matter to you.
    Well yes of course because when you make your own folders you name them yourself and put whatever you want in them. The Apple App Library is based on category and not what the individual iPhone owner wants to have in certain folders.
    09-28-2020 02:21 PM
  9. Annie_M's Avatar
    Well, since this is the first version of the App Library, I'm sure that over time, it will be tweaked and updated. Keeping that in mind, submitting feedback to Apple seems like a good idea.
    09-28-2020 02:25 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Like @nikkisharif, I cannot STAND Siri, and refuse to use her. Actually, I cannot stand using any voice type app 'thingy'.

    In other news, I was on Reddit (I know, I know), and someone told me about routinehub.co, and to be honest, there are quite a few decent 'Shortcuts'.
    Currently in the process of testing a few that I might actually use...
    Yes shortcuts gained a lot more features in iOS 14

    As for Siri I’m a heavy user and have found that it learns from me and with the new listen feature it’s developing nicely
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    09-28-2020 02:32 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Exactly my thoughts as well. I also don't use shortcuts but I do like Siri. LOL
    Boooooo Siri

    Like @nikkisharif, I cannot STAND Siri, and refuse to use her. Actually, I cannot stand using any voice type app 'thingy'.

    In other news, I was on Reddit (I know, I know), and someone told me about routinehub.co, and to be honest, there are quite a few decent 'Shortcuts'.
    Currently in the process of testing a few that I might actually use...
    There are definitely some nice things you can with Shortcuts, but for how I use my device it Shortcuts makes things a bit more inconvenient.

    The folders used for many of my apps in the app library are not the same as I have on my homescreen. That makes it confusing. You don't use folders much, so it won't matter to you.
    I used folders all the time & I get what you’re saying, but you can still use your folders. The App Library being there doesn’t mean you have to change anything about the way your home screen is setup. It’s just something additional that you can choose to use or not. Since I’m very minimalist with my setup, I decided having folders and the App Library was too much for me. I weighed the pros/cons & ended up choosing the App Library. For me, it keeps me from having a million screens & also from spending time organizing said screens. All this to say, I think Apple is just giving everyone options. I only used folders because I forced to use them, if I wanted some sort of organization to my phone. Now I have the option to not use them. I think it’s a win for everyone.
    09-28-2020 02:35 PM
  12. tee_cup's Avatar
    This right here; spot on...!?!

    For me, it keeps me from having a million screens & also from spending time organizing said screens. All this to say, I think Apple is just giving everyone options. I only used folders because I forced to use them, if I wanted some sort of organization to my phone.
    09-28-2020 02:39 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    This right here; spot on...!?!
    I totally agree. Well said Nikki
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    09-28-2020 02:42 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Boooooo Siri



    There are definitely some nice things you can with Shortcuts, but for how I use my device it Shortcuts makes things a bit more inconvenient.



    I used folders all the time & I get what you’re saying, but you can still use your folders. The App Library being there doesn’t mean you have to change anything about the way your home screen is setup. It’s just something additional that you can choose to use or not. Since I’m very minimalist with my setup, I decided having folders and the App Library was too much for me. I weighed the pros/cons & ended up choosing the App Library. For me, it keeps me from having a million screens & also from spending time organizing said screens. All this to say, I think Apple is just giving everyone options. I only used folders because I forced to use them, if I wanted some sort of organization to my phone. Now I have the option to not use them. I think it’s a win for everyone.
    Yeah, but nearly all my 236 apps are in folders on my main homescreen. So, I don't really have use for the app library.
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    09-28-2020 03:12 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yeah, but nearly all my 236 apps are in folders on my main homescreen. So, I don't really have use for the app library.
    And now Apple has done all this work for you within the App Library....LOL
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-28-2020 03:31 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    Muchas gracias for the prompt reply. I sort of expected that would be the answer, but it helps me from unnecessary tail chasing. I hope Apple gets the message that users like flexibility (not necessarily at the level of Android), and gives one the opportunity to gracefully say "no thanks" to stuff like the app library if it's not suitable for a particular person.
    Oh believe me, Apple knows exactly what the people want. They also know what they want and what Apple stands for regarding choices and options.
    I don’t see them changing anything about the App Library in the close future.
    09-28-2020 03:37 PM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Yeah, but nearly all my 236 apps are in folders on my main homescreen. So, I don't really have use for the app library.
    I understand that! Doesn’t make sense to use it when you have your own method.
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    09-28-2020 03:38 PM
  18. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I love it.....I had multi pages of mixed apps and folders with Safari "Add to Home Screen" pages mixed in the folders, sorted by subject. It's been my norm to do a full 'left to right top to bottom' evaluation of when was there, what was needed, what had expired etc, yearly, usually after the annual iOS 'big update' had settled in. This year it was a treat to set up & use App library to do essentially what I'd done in a crude fashion. I did keep a few folders for a few of the Home Screen links but not nearly as many as in the past, eliminating 2 full pages. I use 2 small widgets, realizing that even as such, a widget of this size take 4 'App spaces' but hey - I'm down to one (only) home screen page. The sorting took a while ( about an hour) but I'm happy with the result totally App Library, nice but . . .-img_3050.jpgAttachment 129375App Library, nice but . . .-img_3052.jpg
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    09-28-2020 04:48 PM
  19. aximtreo's Avatar
    I like the basic concept, which allows for "uninstalling" apps but send them to the library instead of firmly deleting them.

    However, my instant wish for the app library:

    • let me rename the categories (don't like having to get into thinking mode when looking for an app..."where on earth could this app be....even can't remember its name correctly..."
    • this will then require to create another "general" library "folder", unchangeable, where all the apps that were removed from a home screen will go
    • this will then require to allow me for moving apps from such a general library folder to another folder of my choice.


    But why make it so difficult?
    Why not just offering a library where all apps show, and maybe even allow users to create whatever folders they like, within this library?
    Oh - understood. This would look too Androidish.
    (I have to stop always referring to Android or people will start accusing me of trolling. But believe me, I'm not. I'm a fully fledged Apple user who just wants to benefit from meaningful features that others have enjoyed since years. And which Apple seems to try to avoid under all circumstances).

    2nd big app library enhancement request:

    allow me to jump there, by just one gesture or button press, from everywhere. Having to scroll rightwards through countless screens is boring. I can't remember exactly....which platform has been allowing that since many years...???
    Can't you use the double/triple tap to instantly switch to the App Drawer? If not, wouldn't it be an obvious thing for Apple to implement?
    09-29-2020 08:38 AM
  20. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I agree that a provision to 'rename' the App library categories would be very nice. But I'll admit to going to the search box at the top, to bring up any I need instantly. But what has been done in iOS14 Is I'm sure only a foundation to be developed and expanded, and its off to a good start
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 09-29-2020 at 09:02 AM.
    09-29-2020 08:45 AM
  21. kimmaree's Avatar
    I actually really like the App Library now. It took me a couple of days to understand the way to use it. I’ve spent my time organising apps into folders on my Home Screen and the next page, I don’t want to do it all again in the Library. I feel like why would I bother organising them in the Library as well, if I did I’ll just leave them on my main screens. I like being able to go thru my apps and think I’m not really using that now and just deleting it to the library and not thinking about it and if I need to find it I’ll just search it in the search bar. I had a ton of travel apps in a folder and since I’m not using them now and who know when I just put them all in the App Library and don’t have to think about it. It’s definitely a place I don’t want to spend the time personally organising, I’m happy with Apple and the developers organising it. If I’m using an app regularly I have that all organised for quick access on my Home Screen.
    Last edited by kimmaree; 09-29-2020 at 10:04 AM.
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    09-29-2020 09:47 AM
  22. gnirkatto's Avatar
    Can't you use the double/triple tap to instantly switch to the App Drawer? If not, wouldn't it be an obvious thing for Apple to implement?
    No - I just checked.
    Basically an idea worth discussing. However, I'm not overly happy with the current implementation on my SE 2020 (which I'll use until the new phones arrive): I set flashlight on double tap, and it does not really work reliably. sometimes I have to (double) tap 4 or 5 times until it does what's supposed to do. I hope this will work better with other/newer phones.
    09-29-2020 09:48 AM
  23. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I actually really like the App Library now. It took me a couple of days to understand the way to use it. I’ve spent my time organising apps into folders on my Home Screen and the next page, I don’t want to do it all again in the Library. I feel like why would I bother organising them in the Library as well, if I did I’ll just leave them on my main screens. I like being about to go thru my apps and think I’m not really using that now and just deleting it to the library and not thinking about it and if I need to find it I’ll just search it in the search bar. I had a ton of travel apps in a folder and since I’m not using them now and who know when I just put them all in the App Library and don’t have to think about it. It’s definitely a place I don’t want to spend the time personally organising, I’m happy with Apple organising it. If I’m using an app regularly I have that all organised for quick access on my Home Screen.
    Agree 100%. It's good now and will only get better both as it develops and as the user gets familiar with it.
    09-29-2020 09:56 AM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    And, since I still haven't seen the answer to this question, I'll pose it to the iMore best and brightest: can the App Library be deleted in its entirety without affecting the apps themselves, and if so, how?
    Nope. App library for now cannot be disabled.
    09-29-2020 11:20 AM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    And now Apple has done all this work for you within the App Library....LOL
    No, the folders in the app library are not how I would want mine. My folders work just fine. I can see how this is good for those who don't use folders, especially if they have so many apps it takes several screen pages. How many screen pages were you using? 15 or 20?
    nikkisharif and firstborn80 like this.
    09-30-2020 11:26 AM
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