How to rearrange apps on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

iOS 13 makes it easy to change the layout of app icons on the Home Screen of iPhone or iPad. This lets you move Apps to convenient locations on your phone , to sort-out the devices home screen, or to customize how you want your iPhone’s or iPad’s home screen to appear.

It is easy to move, arrange and organize apps on the iPhone or iPad Home Screen however, the process of doing so has changed a little with iOS 13 If you are not sure how to move apps around on the Home Screen on your iPhone or iPad, this step-by-step guide will show you how to move app icons around in the latest versions
of iOS and iPadOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

How to Move & Arrange Home Screen Icons on iPad & iPhone

Steps for moving, changing, organizing, and arranging app icons is similar on iPhone and iPad. We usediPhone in this tutorial however, the steps
Will apply to iPad users as well.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, launch Home Screen
  2. Tap and hold on an app you want to move.
  3. From the pop-up menu that appears, tap “Edit Home Screen.”
  4. Tap and drag on the app icon(s) and move them to the location of your choice
  5. Repeat the above steps to move more apps.
  6. Tap done to stop arranging the app icons on the Home Screen.

If you have several pages of home screens, you can move any of the app icons to the other pages by dragging the app to the edge of
the screen.
Remember, you can
delete apps from iPhone and iPad,which is a little different in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 and later as well.
Therefore, should you spot an app you don’t use in the course of arranging apps, you can remove them altogether.
A handy tip to move apps to other pages of your home screens is to continue dragging and holding the app you are moving and then swipe with another finger to go to the next page of your Home Screen
and then drop the app icon onto the home screen of your choice.
Moreover, you can drag app icons over another to create a folder on the home screen of iPhone or iPad. You can put several apps
into a folder, and this can help to keep the Home Screen of your iPhone or iPad organized.
You can also add your most used apps to the Dock. On the iPhone, you can only add 4 Apps to the Dock however,
in the latest versions of iPad system software, iPad can hold up to 15 apps in the Dock.
In case you want to restore your home screen to the default layout,
You canreset the Home Screen layout on iPhone or iPad.
which essentially places all the native stock apps on the main screen, removes all apps from any folders, and then places third party apps onto the other
pages of home screens.
The steps outlined in this guide applies toiPhone, iPad, and iPod touch however, you can move icons around on a Mac using drag and drop feature.
The process explained in this article applies to users running the latest version of iOS and iPadOS. You can still use the former method of long pressing and long holding to arrange apps on your home screen
However, only devices running the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS have the ability to choose the “Edit Home Screen” option
from a pop-up menu as explained in this article. Therefore, in case you have not installed iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.1 or later on your device, that menu option will not be available.

Signing off

If you can’t move apps in iOS 13, hope this guide has solved your issue.
Do you customize and arrange your app icons on iPhone or iPad according to your taste? Let us know your views and experiences in the comment section below.

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