Keep your favorite apps readily available on iPhone
On iPhone, you can keep your favorite apps handy in Control Center or Today View. In Control Center, shortcuts give you quick access to apps like Notes or Voice Memos. In Today View, widgets provide timely information from your favorite apps at a glance.
You can also perform common app functions from the Home screen. On the Home screen, touch and hold an app icon to open a quick actions menu.
Customize Control Center to include your favorite apps
You can add shortcuts to many apps, such as Calculator, Notes, Voice Memos, Wallet, and more.
Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.
Tap next to each app you want to add.
Add widgets in Today View
Get information from your favorite apps at a glance. Choose from Maps Nearby, Calendar, Notes, News, Reminders, and more.
From the Home screen, swipe right to open Today View.
Scroll to the bottom, then tap Edit.
Tap next to each app you want to add, then tap Done.
Tip: To include traffic conditions for your commute in Today View, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations, then turn on Significant Locations.
Perform quick actions from the Home screen
On the Home screen, touch and hold app icons to open quick actions menus.
Touch and hold Camera , then choose Take Selfie.
Touch and hold Maps , then choose Send My Location.
Touch and hold Notes , then choose New Note.
Note: If you touch and hold an app icon for too long before choosing a quick action, the icons begin to jiggle. Tap Done (iPhone X and later) or press the Home button (other models), then try again.