How do I delete an icon from the screen?

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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?
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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! :)
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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.
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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!
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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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    Not being a big game player myself, I'd like to join that club of two please!
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    Yeah, Tim, I still think you're a bit ... well ... weird to not play games. I mean, c'mon, you are SO missing out when you don't play just one episode of Tiny Wings. Very relaxing fun... And, maybe, just maybe, your moderating credentials ought to be reviewed/examined. I'm just sayin'! :D

    But I digress.

    However, speaking as someone who has a bunch of games on my iPad, even I don't want that goram GameCenter app on my iPad! I don't play well with others and I couldn't care less that someone has multi-thousands of points. Nor do I care to post and brag about my scores (although, it could be that I don't HAVE that many points ... but that's not the point!).

    All that to say that even game players hide that durn icon away. And, wish we could delete it. What a waste of screen space!

    Marilyn
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    I will join too

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Seeing the topic bounce back into vogue prompts me to remind peeps that with a jailbroken iPad you can remove these icons in a couple of ways. Both SBSettings and Poof! support this....
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    You can do this by logging on to iTunes and select or highlight the icon and then right click the mouse. Here you have the option to delete. Enjoy your new ipad2 it is great.
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    That doesn't work for the inbuilt apps that the op specifically wants to delete, as has been said you need to jailbreak to do it.
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    hold the home button, when it jiggle just touch "x" to delete it or do it on itunes
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    That way doesn't even work for apps you can delete!!! As has been said previously the op was looking for a way to delete the in built apps and as has been stated you need to jailbreak.
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    I am curious if there is a way to delete app updates that I do not want or need. Also I get updates for apps that I thought I had deleted, even from iTunes. I have about 12 updates right now on my icon that I do not need or want and I just want them to go away. Am I stuck with them forever? Thanks for any info!
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    Just try to hold the apps icon and delete it from ipad. Then sync with itunes and there you go..

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