iOS 15 lets you put the same app on multiple Home screens

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iOS 15 lets you put the same app on multiple Home screens
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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 give users the ability to place the same app on multiple Home screens (or multiple icons for the same app on one screen) for the first time.

Simply drag any app out of the App Library and onto your Home screen as many times as you like.

Part of Apple’s mission for iOS and iPadOS 15 is to make its devices better at being used for a single task. Its new Focus mode means you can set up different digital environments for work, play and more.

You may also set up different Home screens for those things, and now you’re no longer restricted to placing apps on just one screen.

iOS 15 lets you have multiple icons for the same app

So, if you use FaceTime to chat to colleagues while you’re working and to keep in touch with friends in the evenings, you can put the app on both your professional and personal Home screens for the first time.

Alternatively, you can have multiple icons for the same app on one Home screen, although we’re struggling to find a good reason to do that. Or you can have an app icon in your Dock, as well as on your Home screen (or in a folder).

To place the same app in different locations, you simply drag its icon out of the App Library and onto one of your Home screen pages. Then repeat the process to place another icon for the same app elsewhere.

iOS and iPadOS 15 out this fall

iOS and iPadOS 15 are scheduled to make their public debuts this fall. Developer betas are available now if you have a Developer account, and more stable public betas should be arriving in the coming weeks.