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Moving apps around screen.

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Ayrshire, May 2, 2013.

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    Recently, I've tried to move a couple of new apps I have downloaded to other pages or into an already created subject folder and can't seem to do it.


    Before, I used to be able to activate an app icon by pressing it until the X appeared and then with my hand swish it on to another page location.
    Now, That feature doesn't work for me. Was that feature removed with all the updates we have done?

    I have IOS 6.1.3 on an iPad 2

    thanks for any help you can offer me.
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    Have you set Restrictions to prevent deleting apps? THat will prevent the X appearing.

    Have to admit, I never considered that it might prevent moving apps. Do they still jiggle? If so, they should still be movable.
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    I still can get the X to jiggle fine on my apps. My problem is I can't seem to be able to move or slide a single app to another location or page.


    For instance, I have 4 pages of Apps. I have a single app I've just downloaded and want to place it on page one of my most used apps.
    Another App, I'd like to move it from page 3 of Apps to a folder on page one.


    In the past, if I held my finger on the jiggling X of an app, I could move that app to another page. Either further back to where less used apps are located or to my front page.

    thanks for taking the time to reply and try and help me. Most appreciated.
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    An easy way to move apps from page to page is to use the dock. By default there are 4 apps in there. You can have up to 6, so slide an app into the dock, then swipe to the page where you want it, then slide it out of the dock. Repeat as required.
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    Have you tried the revered 'reboot'? You know, hold the sleep and home buttons 'till the apple appears...
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    Yes :).
    Unfortunately still no success.

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