How do I delete an icon from the screen?

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  1. DM51

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    Sorry guys, this is dumb question #2 from me... [​IMG]

    I used the + symbol in Safari to add icons of webpages to the screen. I now want to delete one of them, but I can't work out how to do it. Selecting it in iTunes and pressing delete doesn't work.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. NumbLock

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    Press and hold it (on the iPad) until it jiggles and you'll get a little X to remove it.
     
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    Many thanks - I would never have thought of that. Worked perfectly! :)
     
  4. iPadCharlie

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    First of all, welcome to the forum!

    A lot of people ask this question and the answer is in the iPad User Guide.

    I don't know why, but Apple doesn't include a CD with the User Guide on it. There is a link to the online iPad User Guide in the Safari web browser app (included with your iPad) and also as a free download from the iBook store (after you download the free iBooks app) or as a free PDF directly from the Apple website in the support section.

    This "wiggle" method is also the way you can move icons on the screen or from one screen to another.

     
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    Thanks for the welcome, and for that very useful tip. No more stupid questions from me, I hope! I was unaware of the user guide, and somewhat puzzled by there being no instructions bundled with the iPad. There was just one piece of paper that said "plug it into your computer, open iTunes and follow the on-screen directions." That was it, LOL.
     
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    I think all of the Apple-related forum owners must have gotten together and convinced them not to include the User Guide with the iPad so it would boost forum activity!

    Actually, I think Apple assumed that most iPad owners were also owners of another "iDevice" and would just "figure it out" without the manual. But if you read some of the posts, a lot of people start out by saying that the iPad is their first Apple device. I mean c'mon Apple, even my $20 D-Link router came with a CD!
     
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    If you want to remove many apps at once, you can connect to iTunes and remove under apps tab. And can organise your app as well. Another option.
     
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    Deleting Apple icons on iPad2

    First time user on this forum - great site. Rather than starting another thread, I thought I'll just add to this one. There are some icons that does not have the delete option. These are icons preloaded with the iPad. How do you delete these - for example the "Games" icon ? Thanks.
     
  9. iPadCharlie

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    You can't delete these apps, sorry!

    But for the ones that annoy and that I don't use, I put them in a folder and tucked them away on the back page of the apps so I did not have to keep looking at them!
     
  10. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    You and I are going to form a club of two. I recently admitted that I'd never played a computer game - ever! (I thought that, admitting this as an iPad Forum moderator, I'd get fired) I'm guessing you're in that category too and that's why you want to get rid of that icon!!

    The insolence of Apple to assume we want to play computer games when there are far more interesting things to do...now down pours the tirade of abuse on my head....take cover...

    Tim
    ps this Forum has a great sense of humour...
     

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