Any way to prevent accidental moving of icons?

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  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

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    Every now and then accidentally I end up move an icon and sometimes I even delete an app! I figured out how to prevent deleting of apps. How do I lock the icons?
     
  2. iDeviceChecker macrumors newbie

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    how does this happen to you? normally you have to touch an app icon for a longer time to be able to delete it. maybe you should touch fast? :)
     
  3. Winona Northdakota, Sep 5, 2014
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    Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    Any way to prevent accidental moving of icons?


    Yes. Back up your phone to your computer with iTunes. If for whatever reason your phone gets messed up to the point of non-recognition, just restore from backup. Everything including your icons will be restored back to exactly how you backed it up.
     
  4. white4s macrumors 65816

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    not possible without jailbreaking
     
  5. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn on Restrictions from Settings. Make sure you have the restriction set for deleting apps, which will prevent apps from accidentally being deleted.
     
  6. white4s macrumors 65816

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    wasn't aware of that, forget my post :eek:
     
  7. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can prevent apps from being deleted but you cant stop them from moving.

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    Happens when it is in my pocket before the auto lock gets turned on.
     
  8. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    Any way to prevent accidental moving of icons?

    See my previous post:

     
  9. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Lock the phone with the button on top before you put it in your pocket....
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    This, because a$$ dialing is a much bigger problem. Also App launching and erroneous data input are FAR more likely to happen than Apps moving.

    Habit: As you put iPhone in pocket always hit the Power button.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Still surprised to see how many people put the phone in a pocket or purse or something similar without first turning off the screen.
     

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