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    Whilst queueing for iPad a guy was showing me his iPad and how he keeps his apps in his own folders, I have looked but don't seem to be able to make my own folders such as games where I can drop apps in.

    Owen
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    OK - let's say you have 4 games you want to put into a folder and, for the sake of simplicity, let's say they're on the same screen. Let's call them A, B, C and D

    On the screen where you want to make the folder press and hold any icon until they start to 'jiggle' (Apple's word, not mine!). Now touch game A and drag it until it's on top of game B. Let go and a folder will be created there. Now drag game C to that folder and let go. Do the same for game D.

    The iPad gives the folder the name of the first game, but if you touch the folder it will pop up an edit box and you can change the name to something like 'Games'

    Hope this helps

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    Bless your heart, Tim! I so could not put that into words at all!
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    The other way to rearrange apps is by using iTunes. To do this, connect your iPad to the PC, then in iTunes go to the iPad apps tab and arrange the icons on the home screen preview, to create a folder hold an icon above another one. The method Tim described works just fine and is more convenient than going through iTunes, but if you want to organize many apps, try iTunes it will safe you lots of time.

    At the end don't forget to synchronize.
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    This is good to know! Thanks so much! I just added your post into my file of everythingIdon'tknow.

    Aren't you feeling special?:D
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    I just learned a new trick today. You can also use folders in the app dock. I like not having a ton of icons cluttering up the home screen.

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    I like that! So ~ it is an app that allowed you to do this? Are you JB?
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    That is a very neat trick.

    Though not one I will use, as I am not a fan of folders. Opening them always makes me feel, as if I am ripping apart the wallpaper.

    @SweetPoison

    Simply drag already existent folders into the dock. For some reason icon's already in the dock cannot make a new folder, so they have to be moved to the home screen first.
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    But then you have to go through all your apps to find one? I only have like 30 of them and that would drive me crazy!

    You must have oodles.
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    Nope... No jailbreak or app needed. Just create folders by dragging apps on top of each other then drag the folder onto the dock just like it was an app. iPad allows for 6 icons/folders and iPhone/iPod touch allow for 4.
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    Wow - that is a neat tip - never thought of that!! I learn something new every day in this Forum.

    Thanks for sharing that.

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    I know how to make folders, but how did you get them all on the bottom of the page? I think I tried once to do that and it would not let me...
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    I just dragged the folders there and it let me. You will most likely need to remove your existing apps first to make room for the folders. I've had iOS device for 3 years now and I just found out about it from a friend tonight so, I'm certainly not a master.
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    Can't you just get on your jet and come over and do it for me?:)
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    I have around 180 apps, so folders definitely works for me. I have everything on one home screen and is not cluttered looking. Folders makes everything look so much cleaner ;-)

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    Easy, but the apps have to be in same general categories though in order to make the folder, at least initially. Let's say for instance your safari browser is on the bottom dock. And u also have atomic browser on the home screen above. Press and hold atomic till it wiggled, then move it over top of safari, then let go. It will drop inside and make the folder. I have a folder on the bottom dock called browsers. Where I keep all my various browsers and live webcam apps. Also I have a folder on the bottom dock called reference. Anything having to do with reference gets placed in that folder. Same thing with games. Drop one over the other and it will make a games folder. Easy as pie ;-)

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    Is there a limit to the number of apps in a folder?

    Like the idea of keeping them all on the front page.
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    Unjailbroken the limit is 20, just as the icon limit per home screen.
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