9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2010 9:05 AM by Allan Sampson
Sick p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
All my I phone pages are full of apps,
how do I view all the apps I have loaded without having to search through spotlight.
I need to have some sort of app manager on my phone. Please help.

I phone 3gs, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    You can't.

    There is an 11 home page limit at the present time. If you have more apps that will fit on 11 home pages, the only way to access the apps that are not shown is via the spotlight search feature. There is no app manager for the iPhone - not at the present time anyway, and this can't be made available by a 3rd party app. This must come from Apple.
  • Dave_Jkt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Any reason to why Apple limit iPhone to only 11 pages?

    Is it to prevent users from downloading too many apps? That can't be true since it is possible to install more apps than 11 pages could contain (180+ apps) in one iPhone.

    Is it because Apple was afraid iPhone might crash due to too many running apps? iPhone does not support multi tasking, so that can't be true either.

    Is Apple saving this feature for next improvement, such as from 9 pages to 11 pages to get people to upgrade?
  • Sick p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Some one should make an app, I would buy it and I bet many would
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Since this is a user to user help forum ONLY, doubtful if any fellow user know the reason why without guessing or speculating. Only Apple knows the reason why, and they haven't said and won't say.

    iPhone does not support multi tasking, so that can't be true either.


    Baloney. It certainly does support multi-tasking, but not with 3rd party apps. 3rd party apps cannot run in the background - based on what Apple provided to help conserve battery consumption, with a number of people here whining and ranting about battery life without 3rd party apps being able to run in the background. This may change with firmware version 4.0 and if so, some habitual whiner's head will probably explode whining about reduced battery life.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Copied from my previous post.

    There is no app manager for the iPhone - not at the present time anyway, *and this can't be made available by a 3rd party app. _This must come from Apple._*
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    Some one should make an app


    If this were possible, it would have been done 2+ years ago when the original iPhone was released.
  • Sick p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Problem solved OS 4 folders
  • Dave_Jkt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    iPhone OS 3 is not suppose to multitask for who know what reason. Only Apple knows, but as always, not saying.

    OS 4 will be able to do multitasking, but still limited.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Baloney. The iPhone certainly does support multi-tasking, but not with 3rd party apps. 3rd party apps cannot run in the background - based on what Apple provided to help conserve battery consumption.