The Home screen is where you’ll find all your apps and is the primary way to interact with your iPhone. It’s the starting point for almost anything you want to do.

Any apps installed from the App Store will be added here. This could cover several pages, represented by the small dots at the bottom of your screen. Swipe to the left or right across the screen to switch between these and all your apps.

To open an app, tap on its icon so that it fills the whole screen. To return to the Home screen, simply press the Home button or swipe upwards on the Home bar if your device doesn’t have a Home button.

You can do this no matter what else is happening on screen. If you were using an app it will be paused when you return to the Home screen, ready to be resumed later.

Back to the first screen

If your apps cover multiple pages, continuously swiping back to the first one can quickly get frustrating.

To return to the first page of apps, follow the same steps as before – press the Home button or swipe upwards on the Home bar if your device doesn’t have a Home button.

This is also a great place to put your favorite apps so you can access and return to them easily.