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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Cool iPhone "Settings" app

My daughter somehow created a second "settings" app on her iPhone 4. It is in its own Utilities folder on the second home page screen on her phone. The original Settings app is still sitting by itseld on the first home page. Does anyone know how she did that - more importantly - how can I delete the second setting app she mistakenly created. I tried and it won't let me delete it.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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Wow this is a new one... Does the second settings app function like the original?

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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Never seen that one before. Can you take the Settings app out of the folder and put it side by side with the other one and then take a screen cap and post it here?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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The second app functions just like the original settings app. I can move the folder around but it won't let me move the app out of the folder. Can't delete the app or the folder. Connected the phone to iTunes to look for a way to delete in on the computer - no luck there either. I will attempt to upload and the screen caps to this post reply.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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try a hard reset(hold power switch & home button) for 10-15 seconds) & let go when the apple appears.. you can also try restoring from a back up file in itunes.. that could clear it up as well.. are both icons letting u access the settings out of curiosity?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:35 AM   #6
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Will the folder allow you to add another utility app (i.e. Stocks)? You could try that and then see if you can take the Settings icon out of the folder.

I'd try the Reset instructed in the post above first.
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this forum is dedicated. any other phone forum im on would have had something to say about good old justin on the wallpaper.

as for the original question, i have never seen this before. im curious myself about an answer. did she say how it happened or what she was doing when it appeared?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:13 AM   #8
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It's his daughter's phone.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:30 AM   #9
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this forum is dedicated. any other phone forum im on would have had something to say about good old justin on the wallpaper.

as for the original question, i have never seen this before. im curious myself about an answer. did she say how it happened or what she was doing when it appeared?
That's not even the Bieb's is it?

Back to the topic actually. Did you ask her how she created it? I'd kind of like to know if it's possible to recreate this phenomenon.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 03:56 AM   #10
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Reboot the phone.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:02 AM   #11
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That's not even the Bieb's is it?
It's Liam from One Direction.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:44 AM   #12
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Personally I'd find it useful to have a settings app on another home screen.

If its not causing issues then why not keep it
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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Tea-Aholic is right (had to check with my daughter, though) the wallpaper is Liam from One Direction. (I thought it was Josh Hutcherson from Hunger Games)

My daughter told me that it happened when she was trying to move the Settings app to another page and as she was moving it, things started to move around a little too quickly for her and when she "let go" of the settings app, a new Utilities folder appeared with the second Setting app in the folder. And the first one stayed right where it was before she tried to move it.

The good news is - thanks to the suggestion from tboyd37 above to perform a hard reset - the unwanted second Settings app and folder are now gone!

Thanks to all that offered help and suggestions. It is much appreciated.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 01:20 AM   #14
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I don't understand that what is the issue with your iPhone app settings, can you please elaborate the problem further more?
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I don't understand that what is the issue with your iPhone app settings, can you please elaborate the problem further more?
Check out the first post. There was a duplicate 'Settings' app icon on the device which is actually a bug with iOS. A simple reset of the device usually fixes it.
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