For those that own an Apple iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3, you may want to know how to move apps around on the home screen of the iPhone 7 to make the phone more personable.
There are several different ways to change the home screen apps on iPhone 7 to organize different widgets. Below we’ll explain how to move apps and icons on both the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3.
How to add and adjust Home screen apps:
- Turn on the iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3.
- Press and hold down on the wallpaper of the Home screen.
- Select Widgets on the edit screen.
- Select on any other widget to add it.
- After the widget has been added, you can press and hold on it in order to customize its settings or remove it.
How to move and rearrange apps:
- Turn on the iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3.
- Browse for the app that you want to move on the Home screen.
- Press and hold on the app and then move the app to any place you want.
- Let go of the app at to set it at its new location
Those quick steps should allow you to move and adjust different icons on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. You can use these steps to also add apps to the Home screens from the App Drawer.
Creating A Folder
So, it’s time to create a folder. The process is much the same as in iOS6, and is accomplished by doing the following:
- Double tap and hold the app with one finger until you hear a triple tone.
- Continue to hold until you hear the word moving, followed by the name of the app.
- Slide your finger to the folder, until you hear the words on, and the folder name..
- Keep your finger on the screen until you hear the word opening, followed by the name of the folder.
- Do not lift your finger from the screen until you hear a triple tone. This indicates the app has gone into the folder.
As you’re moving an app, if you slide it over another one and it rest there even for a second or two, you are now informed when a folder is about to be created, and with which app the folder will be made. For example, if you are moving the messages app, and it passes over and rests even a moment too long on the camera app, you’ll be informed that a folder will be created with camera. But don’t lift that finger off of the screen, slide it in any direction, and you will avoid making a folder you do not want to create.
Note: Because folders can accidentally be created while moving apps into other folders, it is easiest to move the folder where you want to add the app next to the app you want to move into it.
When folders are not in edit mode, the number of apps appears next to the folder name. So, if you have an app called Games, with 25 apps inside, it will read Games 25 apps. When folders are in edit mode, the folder name is read followed by the words “is editing, then followed by the number of apps in that folder.
What if you don’t want an app in a certain folder any longer?
It’s time to learn how to move an app out of a folder. What goes in can come out.
To move an app out of a folder, do the following:
- Open the folder where the app is located.
- Double tap and hold the app with one finger.
- When you hear a tone, and the word, moving along with the name of the app, begin sliding your finger down the screen very slowly, and slightly to the right.
- Do not lift your finger off of the screen.
- When you hear the word outside followed by the name of the folder out of which you just moved the app, you will then hear the words hold finger for five seconds to close.
- At the end of 5 seconds, after you hear a tone, and the word closing, followed by the name of the folder out of which you have just moved the app, that is the point at which you can lift your finger off of the screen.
- The app you moved out of the folder will be in the bottom right corner of the grid of apps, one left flick from the page number, two left flicks from the first app in the dock.
Note: When an app is in editing mode, meaning it is ready to be moved, or deleted with one double tap, it does not mean that the app name can be changed. If you flick to the app name, then flick your finger up or down, you will hear a bonk as if there is nothing in the edit field. This means that you cannot change the app name in this way. Besides, if you check the bottom half of the screen, you will not find a keyboard.
How do you change the name of a folder if you’d like to?
When you first create a folder, it will have a name by default, selected just for you by Apple. Well, it may not be exactly a name specially picked just for your folder, but I digress. To change the name of a newly created folder, do the following:
- Right flick to the clear text button and double tap.
- Type in or dictate the new folder name you desire.
- Double tap done, at the bottom right of the keyboard.Congratulations! You’ve named your new folder!
- Press the home button once to get out of edit mode. YOu will still be inside the folder.
- Press the home button again to exit the folder.
To change a folder’s name after it has been created and exited, moments or even days later, do the following:
- Double tap and hold the folder until you hear a triple tone, then open the folder with a double tap.
- Or, double tap the folder to open it, then Double tap and hold the folder name until you hear a triple tone.
- Double tap the text field if you want to change only some of the name, or just add to it.
- Double tap the clear text button, one right flick from the text field, to delete the entire name.
- Type in or dictate the new name you desire.
- Double tap done at the bottom right of the screen.
Wow! You’ve done it again,! You’re really customizing your folders now, aren’t you?
- Press the home button to get out of edit mode, but remain in the folder.
- Double tap the home button again to exit the folder.
Moving Apps Into Folders
So let’s see… You’ve learned how to create folders and rename them, and how to move apps out of folders. Now it’s time to learn how to move apps within folders. AFter all, you may be the type who likes your apps in alphabetical order, like I do.
To move an app within a folder:
- Double tap and hold your finger on the app to be moved, until you hear a triple tone and the word moving followed by the app name.
- Slide your finger to move the app, but do not lift your finger off of the screen.
- If you slide your finger to the left, you will hear the word on, followed by the name of the app you have just passed.
- At this point, the app you are moving will be to the left of the app just named.
- If you then slide your finger to the right, you will hear the word on, followed once again by the name of the same app. This time, though, the app under your finger will be to the right of the app you have just passed.
- If you want to move the app closer to the beginning, slide your finger up the screen.
- If you want to move the app closer to the last app, slide your finger down the screen, but be careful not to go outside of the folder.
- If you accidentally take the app outside the folder, do not let go. Just slide your finger up the screen and you’ll hear the word inside, followed by the folder name.
- If you find the app is not going where you want, lift your finger off of the screen, double tap and hold once again until you hear that triple tone and the word move followed by the app name, and slide your finger once again to the place where you would like the app.
The beauty of this new implementation is that you can create new pages in a folder, even if there are not 9 appson a page. For example,if you have 7 word games, and 8 quiz games, you can place the word games on page 1, and the quiz games on page 2. To accomplish this, do the following:
- Create the folder by moving one word game app on top of another.
- Continue to add the word game apps into this new folder, then add in the first of the quiz apps.
- Double tap to open the folder.
- Double tap and hold the quiz app until you hear the word moving, followed by the name of the app you are moving.
- Slide your finger from left to right, until you hear, moving to page 2, then immediately lift your finger off of the screen.
- You will hear the name of the app you just moved, and with one right flick, you will hear, page 2 of 3.
- As you move additional apps onto that page, when you lift your finger, you will hear the name of the first app on that page. The app you have just moved will be the last one on the page.
Whenever you move an app or a folder to another page, whether in a folder or on one of the home screens, it will always be the last app or folder on that page in a folder, and the last app in the apps grid on any of the home screens.
Oh, yes, and moving an app or folder is done as before, with a double tap and hold until you hear the word move followed by the app or folder name. Once you begin moving, though, from one page to the next, whether going forwards or backwards, the app or folder will move very quickly through the pages. So, if you want to move a folder to page 4 from page 2, you must listen carefully, and lift your finger as soon as you hear the words page 4 of however many pages of apps and folders you have. Don’t be confused, though, if you hear page 4 of 10 and you know you only have 9 pages. Remember that in edit mode, an extra page is added, and will vanish as soon as you exit this mode.
Quite a change from iOS6, with terrific new ways to manage our apps and folders. Have a ball creating folders, moving apps around to your satisfaction, and perhaps consolidating your apps since you can fit so many more in one folder.
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