I just downloaded the free iOS 13 GUI for figma and I tried to see whether their app templates follow a standard grid layout format, and by the way it looks they don't - components are not aligned across the grid in a particular way. So I was wondering if I have to follow a strict layout grid guideline for iOS design or should I just create my own? I know that some people prefer to use a 12-layout or 6-layout grid template but for me it feels kind of weird aligning my design elements around a 12-layout or 6-layout grid template and I would rather use something more customizable to my own design needs. Any clarification would be much appreciated.
The 12-column grid is a safe choice to use on both iOS and Android projects. I will share with you an article that completely demystified the usage of grids in mobile design:
I agree with Mihnea. Also it can be useful to use the iOS design system in Figma first, to craft your initial mockups. There are free iOS Figma templates available here.