How to Get to Home Screen on iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max

Written by Novak Bozovic
Published on September 24, 2021

The iPhone 13 lineup comes with ultra-powerful specs and more colors than ever before. Still, not everything is new this year around. The iPhone 13 still has the same full-screen front side, just like the models released in previous years. That means that you still need to use gestures to navigate your way through iOS. And with that said, we’re here to explain how to get to the home screen on your iPhone 13. 


The following steps apply to all iPhone 13 models. On top of that, they also apply to any previous iPhone generations with full-screen front sides. In other words, we’re talking about iPhones without the physical home button. 

How to Get to the Home Screen on the iPhone 13

As you already know, your iPhone 13 comes without any physical buttons on its front side. That means you'll need to use a gesture to get to the home screen in the following way. 

1. If your iPhone is locked, feel free to wake up its screen

2. Now, it should say 'Swipe Up to Open' at the bottom of your screen. 

3. So, use your finger to swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen. 

4. That’s it! You’ve now reached your home screen, filled with a grid of icons and apps. 

As you can see, the gesture you need to use to get to your home screen on iPhone 13 is based on swiping from the very bottom edge of your iPhone's screen. With that said, you can use that same gesture to exit any open app and return to your home screen at any given moment. 

When exiting apps, keep in mind that you won’t actually exit them. Instead, your iPhone will leave them active in the background. So, if you want to see your open apps, swipe up from the bottom – but pause in the middle of the screen. 

By doing so, instead of sending you back to your home screen, your iPhone will show the App Switcher. That's how you can also close your open iOS apps


Make sure to check our latest iPhone 13-related articles. That’s where you’ll find plenty of news, tutorials, and guides teaching you about your iPhone’s new features. 

That would be all on how to get to the home screen on your iPhone 13. In case you have any questions, make sure to post your comment below. And finally, thanks for reading!

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