How to Customize iPhone 8Arrange apps. Touch and hold any app on the Home screen until it jiggles, then drag apps
around. Drag an app to the edge of the screen to move it to a different Home screen, or to the
Dock at the bottom of the screen. Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
Create a new Home screen. While arranging apps, drag an app to the right edge of the last
Home screen. The dots above the Dock show how many Home screens you have, and which one
You can also customize the Home screen using iTunes, when iPhone is connected to your
computer. In iTunes, select iPhone, then click Apps.
Start over. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Reset Home Screen Layout to return the
Home screen and apps to their original layout. Folders are removed and the original wallpaper
Organize with folders
Create a folder. While arranging apps, drag one app onto another. Tap the name of the folder to
rename it. Drag apps to add or remove them. Press the Home button when you finish.
You can have multiple pages of apps in a folder.
Delete a folder. Drag out all the apps—the folder is deleted automatically.
Change the wallpaper
Wallpaper settings let you set an image or photo as wallpaper for the Lock screen or Home screen. You can choose from dynamic and still images.
Change the wallpaper. Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
When choosing an image for new wallpaper, the Perspective Zoom button determines whether your selected wallpaper is zoomed. For wallpaper you already set, go to the Wallpaper setting, then tap the image of the Lock screen or Home screen to see the Perspective Zoom button.
Note: The Perspective Zoom button doesn’t appear if Reduce Motion (in Accessibility settings) is turned on.
Reduce screen motion
You can stop the movement of some screen elements, for example, the parallax effect of icons and alerts against the wallpaper, or motion transitions.
Reduce motion. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn on Reduce Motion.
Adjust the screen brightness
Dim the screen to extend battery life, or use Auto-Brightness.
Adjust the screen brightness. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness, then drag the slider. If Auto-Brightness is on, iPhone adjusts the screen brightness for current light conditions using the built-in ambient light sensor. You can also adjust the brightness in Control Center.
With iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus you can magnify the screen display. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Tap View (below Display Zoom), choose Zoomed, then tap Set.
Many apps let you zoom in or out on specific items. For example, you can double-tap or pinch to look closer in Photos or expand webpage columns in Safari. There’s also a general Zoom feature that lets you magnify the screen no matter what you’re doing. You can zoom the entire screen (Full Screen Zoom) or zoom part of the screen in a resizable window and leave the rest of the screen unmagnified (Window Zoom). And, you can use Zoom together with VoiceOver.
Turn Zoom on or off. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom. Or, use the Accessibility Shortcut.
Zoom in or out. With Zoom turned on, double-tap the screen with three fingers.
Adjust the magnification. Double-tap with three fingers, then drag up or down. The tap-and-drag gesture is similar to a double-tap, except you don’t lift your fingers on the second tap—instead, drag your fingers on the screen. You can also triple-tap with three fingers, then drag the Zoom Level slider in the controls that appear. To limit the maximum magnification, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Maximum Zoom Level.
Pan to see more. Drag the screen with three fingers. Or, hold your finger near the edge of the screen to pan to that side. Move your finger closer to the edge to pan more quickly.
Switch between Full Screen Zoom and Window Zoom. Triple-tap with three fingers, then tap
Window Zoom or Full Screen Zoom in the zoom controls that appear. To choose the mode that’s used when you turn on Zoom, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Zoom Region.
Resize the zoom window (Window Zoom). Triple-tap with three fingers, tap Resize Lens, then drag any of the round handles that appear.
Move the zoom window (Window Zoom). Drag the handle at the bottom of the zoom window.
Show the zoom controller. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom, then turn on Show Controller, or triple-tap with three fingers, then choose Show Controller. Then you can double-tap the floating Zoom Controls button to zoom in or out, single-tap the button to display the zoom controls, or drag it to pan.
To move the Zoom Controls button, tap and hold the button, then drag it to a new location. To adjust the transparency of the zoom controller, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Idle Visibility.
Have Zoom track your selections or the text insertion point. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Follow Focus. Then, for example, if you use VoiceOver, turning on this option causes the zoom window to magnify each element on the screen as you select it using a swipe in VoiceOver.
Zoom in on your typing without magnifying the keyboard. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom, then turn on Follow Focus and turn off Zoom Keyboard. When you zoom in while typing (in Messages or Notes, for example), the text you type is magnified while all of the keyboard remains visible.
Display the magnified part of the screen in grayscale or inverted color. Triple-tap with three fingers, then tap Choose Filter in the zoom controls that appear.
While using Zoom with an Apple Wireless Keyboard, the screen image follows the insertion point, keeping it in the center of the display.
If you have iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you can turn on Display Zoom to see larger onscreen controls. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > View.
As you have just got your brand new iPhone, you must be looking for ways to either use it like a pro or customize it to your heart's liking. Some of you might also be faced with some issues like battery drain. Here it will be really worth exploring all the means and ways to use your iPhone.
Keeping in mind the real-world need to use and customize the iPhone, we have compiled a host of tips to let you get the best out of your smartphone and even troubleshoot some issue.
How to Customize and Use iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
How to Adjust iPhone Home Button Click Intensity and Speed
You have the option to adjust the Home button click intensity and speed as per your convenience. If you find the pressure-sensitive Home button a bit complicated to get along, fine tune it perfectly.
How to Disable Haptic Feedback
Don't like the Haptic feedback on your iPhone? There is a way to disable the haptics for system controls and other interactions.
How to Disable Press Home To Unlock
No longer like the new way of unlocking your iPhone? You are not alone to find it a bit odd. Disable the press-home-to-unlock and brick back the place on the Home button to unlock.
How to Set Wallpaper on iPhone 8/8 Plus
It's really nice to set a captivating wallpaper. It's pretty straightforward to do so.
Step 1. Tap on Settings → Wallpaper.
- Tap on Settings Then Wallpaper
- Tap on Choose a New Wallpaper Settings
- Tap on Choose a New Wallpaper in iPhone Settings
- Set Wallpaper on iPhone 8 Plus
Do you want the display of your iPhone 8 to look a bit more power-packed? Use display zoom to your best advantage.
Step 1. Tap on Settings → Display & Brightness.
- Tap on Settings Then Display & Brightness in iPhone 8 Plus Settings
- Tap on Display Zoom
Use Zoom in iPhone 8 Plus
One thing you need to know that it will consume a bit more battery.
How to Take Screenshot on iPhone 8/8 Plus
With the introduction of the force touch enabled Home button on iPhone 8, the process of taking of screenshot has slightly been changed.
Check out the new way of snapping screenshots on latest iPhones.
How to Reboot iPhone 8 Plus
There is an all new way of rebooting your iPhone. The Home button doesn't come into the play anymore. Check out how to reboot your new iPhone.
How to Put iPhone 8/8 Plus into DFU Mode
I think by now you must have guessed it. The process of entering your iPhone into DFU Mode has been tweaked a bit. Here is how you can do it.
How to Use Portrait Mode on iPhone 8 Plus
Portrait mode is the biggest highlight of iPhone 8 Plus' camera. It's designed to let you capture incredible shots that can match the pro-level takes, to some extent. Follow this easy guide to get started with Portrait mode on your 5.5-inch phablet. Currently, Portrait mode is in beta and available in iOS 10.1 beta.
Use 3D Touch in Control Center
You would really like to use 3D Touch in Control Center on your iPhone. Give this simple tutorial a try to use it smartly on your brand new iPhone.
Make the Most of Redesigned Lockscreen on iPhone 8/8 Plus
The Lockscreen in iOS 11 has been completely redesigned. Here is the complete guide to let use it elegantly.
Get the Best Out of iMessage
Messages app has seen the biggest overhaul in iOS 11. You will really love using it on your latest iPhone. Check out this ultimate guide to master it.
How to Customize Siri on iPhone 8/8 Plus
Siri has become way better than before. You can customize it as desired. As for instance, there is an option to gender, language and more.
How to Take Photos/Videos Using Siri
Willing to take photos/videos using Siri? It would indeed be really nice and a great time saver. Find out how to snap shots using the virtual assistant.
Edit Photos Smartly
There are plenty of interesting ways to let you edit photos and videos. With the iPhone 7 Plus boasting a superb camera, you would like to catch a lot of photos. Hence, it would be great to know all those tips to edit pics to your best liking.
- Use Markup Editor to give your photo an awesome look.
- Trim videos using the video trimming tool.
Complete Guide to Use “Memories” Feature on iPhone 8/8 Plus
“Memories” is an amazing feature in Photos app. It automatically groups your memorable photos, add music and title to it—turning them into a fantastic slideshow.
Follow this complete guide to master Memories in Photos app.
Don't want anyone to play around with your iPhone 8. Enable Restriction to prevent others from bumping into your personal photos, camera and more.
Delete Stock Apps
Do you hate the built-in apps on your iPhone and want to remove them? You can get it done with ease.
Find out how to Remove/Reinstall Stock Apps
Battery Drain on Your iPhone 8/8 Plus?
Is your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus draining a lot of battery? We have made this extensive post about how to improve battery life in iOS 11. It can help you in fixing this issue.
Is your iPhone 8/8 Plus Running Slow in iOS 11?
Is your smartphone running a bit too slow to handle? You can speed it up by following this iPhone guide.
That's all for now! Go ahead and make the best use of your iPhone 8 using these handy tips.
If you’ve just gone out and bought yourself a brand new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may have noticed that the Home button looks and feels a little bit different to usual – and you’re not wrong. As well as removing the headphone jack with the latest iPhone range, Apple has also removed the traditional Home button which has been used since the launch of the original iPhone, replacing it with a static button powered by 3D Touch technology and Apple’s taptic engine.
What does that mean for users? It means that when you press down on the Home button, it doesn’t actually move – the touch-sensitive button detects pressure and provides a software-enabled “click” to simulate the sensation of pressing the standard Home button. It’s worth noting that the new Home button is smart enough to feel the difference between a tap and a press, so it’s a bit better than some Android touch-enabled Home buttons we’ve used in the past.
However, with the introduction of the new Home button comes a downside – unlike the display, that can be used with special touchscreen gloves, the Home button requires a human touch to work. This means that it shouldn’t operate accidentally in your pocket (all the more important now that the Home button unlocks the iPhone!) although you’ll have to take your gloves off to use it in cold weather.
While some people aren’t huge fans of the feedback produced by the taptic engine of the iPhone 7, there is a way for users to customise this and find the right sensation for them. Keep on reading to find out how.
How to customise the iPhone 8 Home button
- Open the Settings app, tap General, then tap Home Button
- A new menu should appear with three circles marked 1, 2 and 3. These are the varying levels of feedback you feel when you press the software-enabled Home button. Simply tap the level of feedback that you want to try out, and press the Home button to see what it feels like.
- Once you’ve found a level of feedback comfortable to you, simply tap “Done” in the top-right hand corner to save your selection.
Of course, this isn’t a huge level of customisation but as people adjust to the new 3D Touch-enabled Home button and the sensation the Taptic engine provides in response, this is a nice option to have.
A small piece of advice – the two buttons will never feel the same, but once you’ve accepted that, it’ll be much easier to find a level of feedback that you’re comfortable with. Surprisingly, despite the fact that feedback level 2 is what many would assume to be the ‘best of both worlds’, many people we’ve spoken to recently prefer the slightly understated nature of level 1.
Just like any other mobile devices, 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 demonstrate the basic methods and steps that will walk you through the entire process of iPhone 8 display customization. Feel free to refer to this guide, whenever you need it.
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 iPhone8
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.
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:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Tap Settings.
- Select Display & Brightness.
- Tap Auto-Lock.
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
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:
- From the Home screen, touch and hold an app or icon you want to put in a folder.
- Once the icon jiggles, drag it onto another icon or shortcut to create the folder.
- Tap the folder name.
- 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.
- Once you’re done naming the folder, tap Done.
- To save the current changes you’ve made, press the Home key.
To remove unnecessary folders from your Home screen or any screen on your iPhone 7, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the folder you want to remove from your phone.
- Tap and hold one of the icons you want to place inside a folder until the icons jiggle.
- Next, drag the icon out of the folder and place on the Home screen.
- 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:
- From the Home screen, touch and hold an icon or app shortcut.
- Drag the selected icon to the right to create a new Home screen.
- To save your changes, press the Home key.
- To remove a Home screen, just drag every app to another Home screen.
- 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:
- From the Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut or icon.
- Next, drag the selected icon to the desired location on the screen. Doing so will reposition the selected item.
- Save your changes by pressing the Home key.
To add and manage Home screen widgets, follow these steps:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Swipe left on the Home screen to display your widgets.
- Tap the Edit icon.
- On the Add Widgets screen, scroll to and press the Plus sign icon beside a widget you want to add.
- Tap Done when you’re finished adding your preferred widgets.
The recently added widgets are now shown on the Home screen.
To manage your Home screen widgets, follow these steps:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Swipe left to display your widgets from the Home screen.
- Tap the Edit icon.
- On the Add Widgets screen, tap and drag the Organize icon beside a widget to move it.
- When you’re finished, tap Done.
To remove a widget from the Home screen, follow these steps:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Swipe left to show your widgets.
- Tap the Edit icon.
- Press the Minus sign beside the widget you want to remove.
- Tap Remove to confirm action.
- 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.
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap Wallpaper.
- Tap the image of the Lock or Home screen or tap on Choose a New Wallpaper.
- Tap Stills to use still photos to set as new wallpaper. You may also opt to use Dynamic or Live Wallpapers as you desire.
- Select the image you want to use and set as wallpaper.
- 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 iPhone8
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:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Reset.
- Select Reset Home Screen Layout from the given options.
- To confirm action, tap on Reset Home Screen.
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.
If you have other issues with your Apple iPhone 8, we are always willing to help. Contact us and provide us with all necessary information about your problem so we can find a solution to your issue.