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What are the advantages of the “App Repository” over folders added to iOS 14?

If you have 100+ or more apps installed on your iPhone, resulting in more pages on the home screen, “Memory Assist + Manual Find” an infrequently used APP is a poor experience in itself, and a more efficient way would be to directly use the drop-down search. There is no need to have more than ten pages on the home screen, because the last page of the app may not be used once a month, unless you like to swipe the screen back and forth to pass the time.

What are the advantages of the "App Repository" over folders added to iOS 14?

The existence of the APP library allows users to streamline the home screen as much as possible, keeping only the most frequently used apps.

In the early days of Android, the app drawer was just a library of APPs, arranged by installation time or initials. In later years, different desktops adopted different strategies, and app drawers like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair were highly customizable, with folders or paging. Whether this is effective or not varies from person to person, after all, not all users are good at arranging their APPs according to their habits.

In the style and logic of iOS 14’s APP library, you can still see the similarity with Android desktop app drawer. For example, the quick search bar at the top, frequently used/suggested apps, and the location reveal all have the highest priority. The difference is also obvious: instead of arranging them one by one like icons on the home screen, the App Library is organized according to categories such as Social, Life, Games, and Efficiency.

Clicking on the APP icon will open the target app directly, instead of expanding the category folder, the only way to fully expand all the APPs in the category folder is to click on the area with four small icons in the bottom right corner of each block.

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