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How to retrieve apps that "overflow" off the screen?

spinfreak

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I know it's probably going to be a simple answer and I'll feel like an idiot later, but here it goes....

after all of my app pages were full, I downloaded another app. It's on the Ipad, and if I use the search function I can find and open it, but it's not on any of the screens. I deleted a few apps to see if it would allow this one to show up on one of the pages, but no luck. I also connected the Ipad to my computer and opened Itunes, and it's not showing in there either.

How the heck do I get it to go into one of the empty spots on one of the pages?
 

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Geez, how many apps do you have? I've got over 100 and that hasn't happened yet.

If you have blank spaces on some of the pages, I would guess you have some corruption of the home screen data. Is settings/general you can reset the Home screen without losing anything important. It creates a first page like when the device was new, and puts the rest of your apps on pages 2-???? In alphabetical order.
 

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Gasp, all app pages were full? Wow.

I think Search is the only thing you can do until 4.0 is released - after which you can stack apps in folders.
 
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Lol. It's not all that hard to fill up all of the app screens, especially considering that I have most of the apps on here that I already had on my iPhone. It's able to hold 11 pages of 20 apps each, for a total of 220 apps (including the "home" screen)

I did the homepage reset, and that worked to put the missing app onto one of the pages. Now everything is out of the order that I was used too. Lol

Thanks for the help :)
 

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Well that just happened to me. Good luck I found this thread.

I can see 11 home screens on my iTunes, but the 12th is greyed out. I can move apps from there to the other screen, I will delete some first. And as posted above, if you do a search, it will show the app, but you have to know the name of the app, not it's description, as far as I can tell. And as we all know some cool apps have really stupid names, so that's not always obvious.

Crazy limitation, what the heck? I won't reset all of them, I have them pretty well ordered.

first page: in car apps, plus to do list, calendar, settings.

second page: google, apps to find stuff (restaurants, taxis, maps, etc.)

third page: news; print , plus community stuff (facebook, twitter, etc.)

4th page: news - videos, sport apps

5th page: app stuff (cydia, rock, iblank, etc.)

6th page: photo editing video, plus sharing (flickr, phanfarre)

7th page: utilities (level, webmd, amazon, paypal, ebay, igarage)

8th page: more utilities (cookbook, guitar chords, etc.)

9th page: games for kids and babies

10th page: games

11th page: games.

12th page: last downloaded apps, it's not shown...:(
 

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