Can't Move Icons to Different Pages

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hrothgar, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    A few days ago, I was able to rearrange the icons onto different pages. Now, I press and icon until they jiggle, but when I try to slide them to a different page, they just bounce back. I'm guessing that I turned something off, but can't find anything in settings for this. Any ideas?
  2. macrumors regular


    Dec 11, 2008
    Under a Rug
    Try holding it in portrait mode when you move them.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Hmm, haven't had that happen. I don't believe there is an option to lock the position of icons.

    As an experiment, why don't you try moving the icons using iTunes.

    Plug your iPad in, click on it in iTunes, then click on the Apps tab. You can drag and drop apps with your mouse to any page you want. Then click Apply (or Sync) to save the change to your iPad.

    If they still don't move, the you might try powering all the way off (by pressing and holding the menu and power button until the red "slide to power off" switch appears.)

    Good luck. Let us know if you figure out what happened.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Tried powering off the iPad, then giving it another go?
  6. macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    With my iPod Touch, I'm able to quickly slide the icons from one page to another. However, when I first got my iPad I was trying to quickly slide the apps from page to page and most of the time they were bouncing back. Somebody advised me to hold the app at the edge of the page, rather than trying to swipe it quickly. It worked.
    Also, if you still can't do it, and you need to move some apps, clear a couple of spaces on the bottom bar and use that to move apps from page to page. This actually works great if you have a lot of app rearranging to do. Just clear the bottom bar of all the apps and you can move 6 at a time, without having to go back and forth.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    That worked. Thanks.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Yes, that was what I was going to suggest. That is the only way I have found to be effective.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2012
    Thanksforthis reply!! It worked! I was def tryna move them over too fast.


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