For the love of God can I put app icons anywhere I want!?!?

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  1. Steve686, Sep 6, 2014
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    Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    As the title says, I would really like the option of putting my app icons anywhere on the screen that I want versus having them automatically fill in space from left to right, and top to bottom.

    This is one thing I sorely miss after trying Droid for a couple of months, and it has always bugged me.

    Anyone else psycho about this feature???:mad:
     
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    I think some sort of 'snap to grid' is in order, to avoid total mayhem, but otherwise I agree.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Nope, its fine.

    I guess the option could be nice, but its trivial.
     
  4. Alphabetize macrumors 6502

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    I wish there was a way to automatically alphabetize all of my apps. Or at least being able to move multiple apps at the same time, it's a pain rearranging all my apps from A-Z.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 6, 2014
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    It would be nice to be able to put icons wherever you want and have them stay there. I also wish Apple would fill up the home screen with apps, instead of leaving empty spaces. Yea, I know I can move some over. But, if you want your apps alphabetized after downloading news ones, you have to do a home screen reset, which ends up removing the app icons you manually placed on the home screen.
     
  6. iHackPro macrumors regular

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    Settings-General-Reset-Reset Home Screen Layout will put all of your downloaded App Store apps in alphabetical order. You would then only have to do the stock apps, which isn't too hard to do on iTunes on your computer.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    nope

    In android you can since you have an apps folder/tray that is a click away. In iOS that app folder is the home-screen itself, it's not a desktop screen. Big difference

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    for that you would need an actual app folder. The home-screen on iOS is not a desktop nor an app folder, its a mix of in-between. If you add that a-z function it could cause people to disorganize their app flow by mistake. They could always add an app folder and make the screen a true desktop screen so that can be resolved.
     
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Apple could provide this as it's achievable on a jail broken iPhone via the tweak Gridlock 2.0
     
  9. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    "since", "you would need", screw all of that.

    It's doable in any system. Just a matter of making it happen.
     
  10. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    Lol not psycho but it would be nice.
     
  11. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I just want to be able to rest my icons and the most used apps come to the top of the list.
     
  13. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    I'd have to try it out to know for sure. More options are always nice. You can always ignore it.
     
  14. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like someone has CDO... but that's just you. Others group by what the apps are (e.g. social, work, etc.) and some group by color.

    You can't please everyone.
     
  15. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain. The things I miss most from my android experience are widgets and the ability to put icons where I want them.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup. Perhaps it would be nice to have the option, but I don't think I would even bother with it even if it was there.
     
  17. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    I've created 4 folders A-F, G-L, etc and organized my apps in each folder by name. They're not alphabetized within each folder, but it makes finding apps a lot easier as long as you know the app's name. No more wondering what "type" of app it was categorized as. So I only have one screen with 4 folders and then the rest of the icons are apps I use frequently. This approach works really well for me.
     
  18. Menel macrumors 603

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    At first that seems blah...
    But then... I thought about how many times Im like dammit, was that app in utilities or productivity or multimedia.

    Or Local vs Travel vs webstore.

    Hmmm
     
  19. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Now I never have to wonder, unless I forget the name of the app.
     

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    I hate you.

    Because now... Im going to have to sit here and rearrange my 148 ****ing apps... :eek:

    And potentially rearrange them back... You suck. :(
     
  21. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, but I'm pretty sure you'll wonder why you didn't think of this.
     
  22. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    Why would you post a picture like that?

    Now I have to do the exact same because that makes so much sense.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    People really have so much trouble finding/using apps quickly without them being alphabetized?
     
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