With iOS 11, Apple introduces a lot of new things to the operating system, while improving what we have loved since the days of iOS 10. iOS 11 is making your daily tasks much easier thanks to the introduction of handy features like Drag and Drop, new Files app, and a persistent Dock.
iOS 11 also includes the ability to re-arrange apps on your iPhone and iPad. In reality, rearranging apps is not something new in iOS, as Apple has long allowed you to move app icons in a folder from the home screen. However, in iOS 11, you can also drag multiple apps from one screen to another at once. Cool, isn’t it?
In this tutorial, we will run you through the steps to re-arrange apps in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad. Before proceeding with our step-by-step guide, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now available in beta only, so it is likely to come with errors and bugs. If you don’t want to take risks, wait until the final iOS 11 releases this fall.
How to re-arrange apps on your iPad (iOS 11)
Step one: You first need to touch and hold any app until it starts jiggling. Now just simply drag an app and then drop it onto another app
Step two: Once you are done, this will create a new folder, and you can easily drag and drop any more apps into your new folder. This is a great feature, as it allows you to easily locate your favorite apps and games, eliminating the need to browse through tons of apps to find a single app.
How to drag multiple apps from one screen to another at the same time on your iPad
Step one: Touch and hold any app to enter the edit mode on your iPad. Once you are in, you need to hold on any app and then hit other apps with another finger
Step two: Once you are done, now just simply drag all your apps to another screen and release the fingers to drop them.
How to reset home screen layout in iOS 11 on your iPad
If you want your home screen layout to go back to its default settings, you can use an option called Reset Home Screen Layout. Here is how. (Note that this will not remove any data on your device, instead resetting your home screen layout to factory defaults).
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General to proceed
Step two: Next up, tap on Reset at the bottom of the screen
Step three: Hit Reset Home Screen Layout and then tap on Reset to complete the task.
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