App Library Not Working on iPhone 12 / 12 Pro? Fix

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If you are having trouble getting the App Library to open or work properly on iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue. Here are several tips that should help you fix App Library not working on iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro issue for good.

App Library not working on iPhone 12? How to fix it!

1. Update iOS

Do you find it impossible to access the App Library? Update your iPhone 12 to the latest iOS version. Head to Settings > General > Software Update and install the latest iOS update.

2. Opening the app library

If you’re very new to iOS 14, you may find it somewhat confusing to get into the App Library. Unlike features such as the Notification Center or the Control Center, you can’t access it from anywhere on your iPhone. Instead, you must head over all the way to the final Home screen page and swipe one more time again to the left to bring it up.

Annoying, right? One way that you can access it faster is to hide unwanted Home screen pages. Long-press a vacant area within the Home screen to enter jiggle mode. Then, tap the strip of dots above the dock. When the Edit Pages screen shows up, uncheck the Home screen pages that you want to hide, and tap Done.

You can essentially hide all Home screen pages except for one and quickly access the App Library in a single swipe. Don’t forget that you can use the App Library to open the apps in hidden Home screen pages.

3. Restart your iPhone

If the App Library was working fine all along and you can’t access it all of a sudden, try restarting your iPhone. Simply press the Volume Up button, press the Volume Down button, and then press and hold the Side button. After your iPhone shuts down completely, hold down the Side button again to power it back on. If a software glitch caused the problem, you should be able to access the App Library without any issues after restarting your iPhone.

4. Switch to list view

If you have trouble opening an app via the App Library, swipe down to switch to List view and try again. That should resolve your issue in most cases.

If you run into this issue all the time, try restarting your iPhone or apply any available incremental system software updates.

5. Show notification badges in app library

If notification badges don’t show up within the App Library, then there’s nothing wrong with your iPhone 12. Simply go to General > Home Screen. Under the Notification Badges section, turn on the switch next to Show in App Library.

Like apps on the Home screen, the App Library icons should also reflect notification badges from now onward.

6. Reset all settings

If you are still experiencing issues with the App Library on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, try resetting your settings. That should help fix any corrupt settings preventing the feature from working properly.

To reset your iOS device, start the Settings app on your iPhone. Then, go to General > Settings > Reset and tap Reset All Settings. Type in your iPhone passcode and tap Reset All Settings again to confirm your action.

Can’t wait? Try resetting your iPhone to factory settings — you can do that by heading over to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. You will lose all of your data, so make sure to take a backup of your iPhone to iCloud or a Mac/PC before you go ahead.

If you managed to get the App Library to work again on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, then don’t forget to check out 7 Best iPhone 12 Pro Max Tips and Tricks

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