6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2012 3:09 PM by Demo
Cheri3691 Level 1 (0 points)

Okay, I finally broke down and bought an iPad. Now I've come across my first problem. It won't let me move my icons from one home page to another. When I select the icon and wait till it wiggles, then try to drag it to the right or left to a different home screen, it just pops right back to where it was once I get to the right or left handed side of the screen. What's up with that? I move icons all the time on my iPhone with no problems. Is there a way to fix this? I can rearrange my home screen icons using my computer and itunes but I want to be able to do it on the iPad.

  • hannah918 Level 1 (40 points)

    Hmm, that's really strange. I'd suggest restarting your iPad (holding down the menu and hold buttons for 10-15 seconds until the apple logo appears) and try rearranging the apps again.

  • stedman1 Level 9 (67,905 points)

    Hi. The move from screen to screen is a bit tricky. Try using the same procedure, but instead of trying to "force" it to the next screen, just drag it to the edge and hold it there for a couple seconds. It should then jump to the next screen.



  • Cheri3691 Level 1 (0 points)

    Already tried that! That was the 1st thing I did since it seems to solve problems on my iPhone. Any other suggestions?

  • Demo Level 10 (87,970 points)

    It does take practice and you have to patient - just drag the icon about halfway over to the next screen - and hold the icon there - the screen will jump.


    However, you can do this as well. Remove an app from the dock at the bottom of the iPad and drag the icon that you want to move to the next screen into that place on the dock. Swipe to the screen that you want to put that app icon onto and drag it off of the dock. In other words - use the dock as your app carrier to the next screen - remove the apps from the dock - rinse and repeat.


    Replace the apps in the dock when you are done.

  • Cheri3691 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, I don't know what changed, but I tried it again, and this time it worked. Was able to move the icons like it suppose to. Thanks for all the suggestions and help guys. I have a feeling you will be seeing more of me on this support page, lol.

  • Demo Level 10 (87,970 points)

    Cheri3691 wrote:

    Thanks for all the suggestions and help guys. I have a feeling you will be seeing more of me on this support page, lol.

    I'm sure we are all glad that you got it to work and ....  seeking help here is why the support site exists!


    Enjoy your iPad.