Apps pushed off ninth page into oblivion...

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gokunama, May 28, 2009.

  1. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    So I was reorganizing my apps, and I didn't realize I was one app short of the maximum number apps possible. I managed to push the last two apps off the ninth page and into oblivion (they're nowhere to be found on the homescreen).

    Anyone have this happen? Are those apps still taking up space on the hard drive?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    No, it hasn't happened to me, but my guess is those apps are still on your iPhone. Check in the iTunes' applications tab for your iPhone. If these apps have no data that needs to be preserved, you can uninstall and reinstall them from iTunes. If you want to keep the data, try enabling and then disenabling the parental controls in iPhone settings. (This is a trick for getting back hidden icons on previously jailbroken phones, but I think it should also work in your case, as the core problem is the same -- icons hidden from the iPhone screen.)
  3. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    When you do a restore from backup, if I remember correctly, the phone doesn't remember each app's place on the home screen. It installs them all without any gaps so those two apps will reappear without you having to lose their data.
  4. Chumbake macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    I've had this happen and yes they are still on your iPhone taking up space! If you now delete an app off of your iPhone you have an open slot. If you then reset your iPhone (holding down the power button and the home button at the same time) or turn your iPhone off and then on again. The first app that was pushed off the 9th page will show up in the open slot. You can continue to do this for all your apps that were pushed off the edge.
  5. Gokunama thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Alright, I actually just figured that out. First I tried the parental control thing, nothing happened. And I rebooted my device cause AppSniper was crashing even before sync, and I thought after rebooting I'd check just on the off chance that my apps would reappear, and they were back on the home screen.

    I logged on here to let you know I had gotten them back. Thanks for the help, I'd have needed it had AppSniper not been crashing.

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