How to Reset Home Screen Layout on Apple iPhone 12

This post will help you reset Home screen layout on the iPhone 12. Read on if you need help restoring the default layout of your iPhone’s Home screen in case you don’t like its customized setup.

iOS 14 Custom Home Screen

Users of iOS devices are pleased to get the iOS 14 update as they suddenly discovered a way to make their iPhone and iPad look and feel different. 

Apparently, the iOS 14 brings a number of system enhancements and changes to the typical iOS interface with hundreds of themed layouts that combine custom wallpaper, widgets and app icons.

That said, you can now customize your iPhone’s home screens and layouts as you desire.

If you’ve done that already but the custom home screens and layouts turned out to be chaotic, then you may have to consider restoring the default setup so that you can start all over.

Should you need some input on how to get this done on your new iPhone 12, I’ve laid out a simple demo for your reference. 

Here’s how to reset the iPhone 12’s home screen layout.  

Easy Steps to Reset Home Screen Layout on iPhone 12

This method is likewise applicable when resetting the home screen layout on other iOS devices that are running on the same iOS version with that of the iPhone 12. Actual screens and menu items may vary between devices models.

1. When ready, unlock your iPhone to access the Home screen.

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On the Home screen, you will see different shortcut controls or icons for launching pre-installed and downloaded apps.

2. Tap on the Settings icon to proceed.

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The main settings menu opens next. Here,  you will see a list of all basic and advanced iOS features you can manage and utilize.

3. Scroll down or up to view more items. Then, tap General.

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General settings menu will load up on the next display.

4. Scroll down to the bottom of the list. Then, tap Reset.

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The Reset menu opens, highlighting different reset commands.

5. Select Reset Home Screen Layout from the given options.

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A pop up menu will appear beneath the display. 

It’s basically telling you what happens when this reset command is executed.

6. Read and review the pop-up message and then tap Reset Home Screen to proceed.

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The phone will then erase the current Home screen layout and then restore the default format.

After the reset, the original Home screen layout on your phone is restored.

By then,  you can re-customize the screen as you desire.

You can set a favorite photo as your wallpaper, add widgets, rearrange your favorite apps and pages. You can also utilize the App library to find all your apps in an easy to navigate view.

Performing this reset is also among the recommended solutions to an issue in which app icons are suddenly disappearing on the iPhone’s Home screen following an update or settings alteration.

And that’s about resetting the iPhone 12 Home screen layout.

More Video Tutorials

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting clips on different mobile phones and tablets, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime. 

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