How do I find an app's location on iPhone or iPad?

Turnpike

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Oct 2, 2011
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I keep a ZILLION apps downloaded on my devices.

I know that when I pull down on the screen, I can start to type Calende... and the "Calendar" app will appear. I know how to open a "buried" app from anywhere on my device.

Is there a way to see WHERE it is? Is there a way to see what page or in what folder the app is? Say I have 8 pages of app icons, and I want to delete a specific app, is there a quick way to FIND it's location, so I can delete it or move it to the front, rather than just open it?

It's a hard question to put into words, but hopefully someone knows what I mean. I searched as best I could but am not sure how to phrase the question. So far I haven't found a method or even it addressed anywhere.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

sosumi99

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Oct 27, 2003
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This has been bothering me for ages. I know what you mean but don't know how to do it either.
 

Turnpike

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Glad I'm not the only one! I'll keep an eye on this and hopefully it'll get figured out. Thanks for confirming that it's a legit question, I was afraid it was going to be a silly question when I couldn't find it anywhere online.
 

freakomac

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If your app is in a folder spotlight search can tell which particular folder its located in.
Otherwise I guess you might need to reset home screen layout which will rearrange all apps in alphabetical order.
 

sean000

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If you just want to delete some apps, you can go to Settings, general, iPhone storage and view a list of apps there. You can deleted them from there as well. It’s not great, but easier to scroll in the list view.

But what about so you can move the apps? I wish I had the answer.
 

off_piste

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If your app is in a folder spotlight search can tell which particular folder its located in.
Otherwise I guess you might need to reset home screen layout which will rearrange all apps in alphabetical order.
True. Just tested it. It is somewhat limited though in that it only displays the folder off to the right hand side if there is only one app suggested. I rarely type out a full app name so there are usually several apps suggested.
 
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