Learn how to find all your apps from the App Library as well as access the Apple Library from the iPad’s Dock.
Learn how to find all your apps from the App Library, including in specified categories or folders, or in an alphabetical list. Also learn to access it from the iPad’s Dock and hide it from the Dock if you longer want it there in this video for the iPad.Video TranscriptIn this video, we’re going to look at the App Library on the iPad. This was introduced with iPadOS 15. Let’s go to my iPad.
So I’m looking at my Home screen here and you can see I have a number of different apps. You’re also going to see I do have other Home screens here. I swipe over to the left. I’m looking at more apps and I’m looking at more apps again. So I have a number of different apps on here.
Well with the iPadOS 15, Apple added the App Library. Now, if you’re familiar with the iPhone, you probably know about the App Library, as they introduce this on the iPhone with iOS 14. Well, now we have it on the iPad.
What we need to do is go to the last Home screen. I’m on the last Home screen here, and when I swipe over to the left again, I’m at my App Library.
So what am I looking at here? Well, when you first go to the App Library here, what Apple does is it groups all of your different apps together by category. So we can see here are all of my utility applications or apps. These are all of my social apps. So they’re grouped together by category into different folders.
Let’s take a look at this folder here, this category here. What I can do is tap on Safari, the Settings app, or the App Store. Those larger icons I can tap on those and it’ll open up those specific applications. I go over to my creativity category here. I tap on iMovie, Photos, or the Camera. It’s going to open up those specific applications.
How do I open up the folder to see all of the other apps? Well, then what I need to do is go in the lower right-hand corner. In this case here, you’re going to see Clips and Garageband. When I tap on this area here, it opens up that folder. I tap outside of any one of those icons and it brings you back to the App Library. So I want to open up this folder here. What I do is I tap on this area here in the lower right-hand corner of that folder. And now I can see all of those apps.
We have Suggestions, this is based on Siri suggestions. And then I also have Recently Added, so I can see all of the apps that I’ve recently added.
Now we can also view these as a list in alphabetical order. This is one of my favorite ways to view these apps. All you have to do is just swipe down when you’re looking at your App Library. And now we can see all of the apps in alphabetical order. I tap on any one of them to open it up to go back. I just tap outside here and it brings me back.
And then we can also search our App Library.
We also have access to the App Library from the Dock. Let’s go back to my first Home screen here. Over in the Dock on the far right, we have the App Library. This will always be on the far right side of the Dock. When I tap on it, it opens up the App Library.
If you do not want this App Library in the Dock, you can go to your Settings here, and then on the left side, you swipe up until you find Homescreen & Dock, you’re going to see a setting for Showing the App Library in the Dock. All you have to do is just turn this off and it will no longer show in the Dock. I personally like to leave it in the Dock. I like having access to my App Library from the Dock.
So that’s how we use the App Library on the iPad. Again, this was introduced with iPadOS 15. It’s very similar to the App Library on the iPhone. Basically, all we have to do is just swipe over to the far right screen, and we’re going to be able to access all of our apps on our iPad. They’re going to be categorized into specific folders, or what we can do is just swipe down to view all of our apps in an alphabetical list. We also do have access to our App Library from the Dock. This is exclusive to the iPad. We do not have this feature on the iPhone.
So that’s a look at the App Library on the iPad.