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How to Customize iPhone 8 Screen

How to Customize iPhone 8 Screen

How to Customize iPhone 8
How to Customize iPhone 8 Screen - The new Apple iPhone 8 (iPhone8) smartphone also has options for you to use, manage, and customize screen or display settings, in which you can set preferences to make the screen appear the way you want. This post will guide you as the basic methods and steps that will walk you through the entire process of iPhone 8 display customization. Feel free to refer to iPhone 8 user guide, whenever you need it.

How to Customize iPhone 8 Screen

Outlined below are the topics that are covered in this content:

Changing Backlight on iPhone 8
Adjusting Screen Timeout on iPhone 8
Adding and Deleting Folder on the iPhone 8 Home Screen
Adding and Removing Home Screen Pages on iPhone 8
Adding and Managing Apps or Widgets on iPhone
Removing Apps from iPhone 8 Home Screen
Setting and Changing Wallpaper on iPhone 8 Home and Lock Screen
Reset Home Screen Layout on your iPhone 8

Before you jump into any of these screen management topics, if you have problems with your phone, visit our iPhone 8 troubleshooting page for we have already addressed a lot of issues with this device. Find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions or troubleshooting guides we suggested. If they don’t work and you need further assistance, contact us by completing our iPhone issues questionnaire.

How to Change Backlight Settings on your iPhone 8

If the default backlight on your iPhone 8 screen does not fit your needs, then you can make some adjustments and set it to a desired level. The following steps will help you get this done:
  • Go to the Home screen or any screen to get started.
  • Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. This action will open the Control Center.
  • On the Control Center, touch and drag the slider to manually adjust screen brightness according to your preferences.

How to Adjust Screen Timeout Settings

You can also configure your iPhone display and set options for the display to timeout. Here’s how you change your iPhone 8 screen timeout:
  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Display & Brightness.
  4. Tap Auto-Lock.
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If prompted with the options, tap to select your preferred duration for your screen to timeout. You can select from 1 to 5 minutes.

Note: Setting the screen timeout to the lowest time interval can also help save power or battery life on your iPhone.
How to Add and Delete Folder on the iPhone 8 Home Screen

How to Add and Delete Folder on the iPhone 8 Home Screen

You can add a folder to your iPhone 8 Home screen for storing items that you want to access quickly. For example, you can create a folder to store music/audio files and access them straight from the Home screen like shortcuts.

Follow these steps to add a folder on your Home screen:
  1. From the Home screen, touch and hold an app or icon you want to put in a folder.
  2. Once the icon jiggles, drag it onto another icon or shortcut to create the folder.
  3. Tap the folder name.
  4. Enter a name for the folder. Be sure to name the folder based on the type of files it contains for you to easily identify what is in it.
  5. Once you’re done naming the folder, tap Done.
  6. To save the current changes you’ve made, press the Home key.

Follow these steps to delete a folder from the Home screen:

To remove unnecessary folders from your Home screen or any screen on your iPhone 8, follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the folder you want to remove from your phone.
  2. Tap and hold one of the icons you want to place inside a folder until the icons jiggle.
  3. Next, drag the icon out of the folder and place on the Home screen.
  4. Repeat for all icons in the folder to delete the folder.

How to Add and Remove Home Screen Pages on iPhone 8

Home screen pages are designed to organize items on your iPhone 8 Home screen. To customize and personalize your screen, you can add or remove Home screen pages anytime. Here are the steps on how to get this done on your new iPhone:
  1. From the Home screen, touch and hold an icon or app shortcut.
  2. Drag the selected icon to the right to create a new Home screen.
  3. To save your changes, press the Home key.
  4. To remove a Home screen, just drag every app to another Home screen.
  5. Press the Home key to save your changes.

How to Add and Manage Apps or Widgets on iPhone 8

The following steps will help you select which apps or widgets to appear on your Home screen:
  1. From the Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut or icon.
  2. Next, drag the selected icon to the desired location on the screen. Doing so will reposition the selected item.
  3. Save your changes by pressing the Home key.

To add and manage Home screen widgets, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left on the Home screen to display your widgets.
  3. Tap the Edit icon.
  4. On the Add Widgets screen, scroll to and press the Plus sign icon beside a widget you want to add.
  5. Tap Done when you’re finished adding your preferred widgets.

The recently added widgets are now shown on the Home screen.
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To manage your Home screen widgets, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left to display your widgets from the Home screen.
  3. Tap the Edit icon.
  4. On the Add Widgets screen, tap and drag the Organize icon beside a widget to move it.
  5. When you’re finished, tap Done.

To remove a widget from the Home screen, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left to show your widgets.
  3. Tap the Edit icon.
  4. Press the Minus sign beside the widget you want to remove.
  5. Tap Remove to confirm action.
  6. To save your changes, tap Done.

The widget is now removed.

How to Remove Apps from iPhone 8 Home Screen

You can remove any unwanted or unused apps from your Home screen to free up some space. Here’s how you do it:
  • Press and hold the app you want to remove from the Home screen.
You should then see each app shortcut is marked with X. Tap the X icon on the item or app you wish to remove.
If prompted with the delete warning, read the message and tap Delete to confirm action.

How to set and change the Wallpaper on iPhone 8 Home and Lock Screen

You can change and set a new wallpaper to use on your Home and Lock screen to make your iPhone screen look the way you want.

Follow these steps to personalize your iPhone 8 Home and Lock screen wallpaper.
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  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Wallpaper.
  3. Tap the image of the Lock or Home screen or tap on Choose a New Wallpaper.
  4. Tap Stills to use still photos to set as new wallpaper. You may also opt to use Dynamic or Live Wallpapers as you desire.
  5. Select the image you want to use and set as wallpaper.
  6. Tap Set.
Select your preferred option. Among the choices include Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, and Set Both. If you select Set Both, the selected image will be used as wallpaper for both the Home screen and Lock screen on your device to view the new wallpaper.

After making your selection, press the Home button to view the output of the recent changes you’ve made.

Your iPhone 8 also features separate home screen panels. These panels are used to display apps, shortcuts, widgets, and other items. To view Home screen panels on your new iPhone, just go to the Home screen and then swipe left to navigate the extended Home screen panels. You can also access the Spotlight Search by swiping down or to the right of the screen. Spotlight Search is used to perform quick searches on your device contents like contacts, mail, messages, calendars, and other information.

How to Reset Home Screen Layout on your iPhone 8

If for some reasons you are not satisfied with the overall output after making changes on your iPhone 8 Home screen, then you can just reset the Home screen layout on your device.

Follow these steps to reset Home screen layout on your iPhone 8:
  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Select Reset Home Screen Layout from the given options.
  6. To confirm action, tap on Reset Home Screen.

Your Home screen will then revert to its original layout.

There are actually many ways for you to customize your iPhone 8 screen and give your new iPhone a better look. All the methods introduced in this post are just the basics to help you get started.
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