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Grouping apps into folders problem

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    Hi I am trying to tidy up my home screen on my iPad by grouping the apps into folders. Now on my iPhone those is easy but when I make the apps wobble and try to put one on top of the other the other one just moves out of the way.
    What am I doing wrong please?
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    As you approach the target slow down your finger and very gently move it on top of the other app, then release. It can be tricky at times. TIP, to move from page to page, drag app to the task bar, then page to the target page and drag the app out of the task bar to where you want it to go. Much easier that way.
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    You need to make sure you drop it squarely on top. In other words, better aim. :) I am not tweaking you, I have had the same thing happen.

    You know that you can also do this after syncing, in the Apps tab on the iPad in iTunes? You then click 'apply' to re-sync the changes. I find it easier to do on the computer than on the iPad but YMMV.
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    Is it an iPad1? Then what iOS version is your iPad running? It has to be at least 4.2.x to create folders. Go into Settings >> General >> About and check your version number to be sure.
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    Twerpoet yes it is an iPad 1! I was reading through the forum and found out that because I bought my iPad in september 2010 I only have the old ios version as the new one came out in November.
    I have read a bit about Jailbreak but is there any other way to get the 4.2 as I am not very good at the technical stuff and would worry I'll lose everything on my iPad?
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    The current version of iOS is 4.3.3 but it's expected that iOS 5 will be released on this coming Monday. There's absolutely no need to jail break, so can simply move up to 4.3.3 today or 5 on Monday using iTunes..

    Tim
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    You don't need to Jailbreak to get the latest os, just plug your iPad into your PC and when prompted, download and install the new update ( latest version is 4.3.3) the whole process takes about 15 minutes, and you won't lose data, as iTunes will back up your stuff prior to updating.

    You will probably find that a lot of you apps need updating too, this can be done too, but I suggest you untick the " sync automatically " box, and manually select what you want to sync by ticking the relevant boxes in each section. Apps, Music, photos etc.

    Once you've done this, you will be able to create folders on your home-screen, just drag one app onto another, and off you go! Best to give it some thought as to what goes where though! I let a friend play with mine, and she put all sorts of things in the wrong place....had to do it all again myself!:)

    Post back and let us know how you get on!

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    Thank you so much for all your help.
    I will wait until Monday and then attempt to upgrade to the 5 and will let you know how I get on.
    Thank you once again :)
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    While iOS 5 will be announced Monday it is unlikely that it will be released immediately. Still, if you are in no hurry I suppose it won't hurt to wait, just in case.
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    But It Works With 4.3.3

    Unless I have an update no one else does. also works in Pages now REALLY useful Now where is that young singer who thought putting ALL my apps in one folder was a good idea? I know, I shall be seeing her tommorow :)

    "But it looks tidy that way"

    Yeah, Right!
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    All three of the iWorks apps were updated earlier this week. Besides upgrading how documents are organized they also made the apps universal. If you have an iPhone you can download and run them on it, at no extra charge.

    iMovies and GarageBand also received updates a day or two ago. Apple is on an update roll. Let's hope it continues. :D
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    Don't forget Amplitube. The proper musicians app:)

    Incoming!

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    This is why you are my favourite! I didn't know I could put my iworks onto my iPhone for free!. Here's a kiss from me to you! I saw a £5.99 and thought I would have to pay again. Thanks for that and the folders have made them even better. You are a star
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    Okay, question? I've downloaded iworks onto iPhone, can I synch my docs from my iPad or is this a step to far as in emailing docs to iPhone? Help, please
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    Can't do iPhone stuff yet mine won't be here for another week. Plenty of people here can though......where is that poet? :)

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    Unfortunately they didn't add any sync ability. You'll have to copy and send to and from each device by the same methods as before.

    iDisk or a WebDAV client will be the most convenient (though still not great). Email is going to be just plain awkward trying to keep document versions up to date.
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    Eating lunch and watching some anime on Hulu.com. I know, lazy. ;)
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    Thanks TwerpPoet! I knew it wouldn't be simple! Sigh! So every time I create a doc, I will have to synch each time. I can always hope for a better solution!

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
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    To move an juggling icon from one page to another, just drag it to the edge of the left/right side of the screen, and the screen will automatically scroll across. No need to pull it down into the springboard and out again.
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    Hi can someone help me again.
    I have tried updating my ipad but it is taking ages and doesnt seemto be getting anywhere.
    soemone explain Can what is going on.It says it is backing up files etc but never seems to get anywhere.:(
    It says backing up 1 0f 6 but thats as far as it goes despite the ipad saying sync in progress.
    Its not like its rocket science so why isnt it working .Please help.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011

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