How to: 11+ pages of apps (non-jailbreak)

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  1. TSX macrumors 68030

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    In the latest iPhone OS upgrade, we were allowed to have up to 11 viewable pages of apps. But if you look in the image to the right, you will see that there are 12 pages!

    So how did I do that? This was a trick I discovered while moving around my icons. First, you have to be an app-aholic and have 11 pages of iPhone apps (and more hidden ones since they can’t be displayed). Then move some of the default apps you do not use like “Weather,” “Stocks,” “YouTube,” “Audio Memo,” etc. to the last page.

    Now take one icon from the 10th page and drag it over to the 11th page. This will force the last icon to be booted off the page and into the iPhone abyss!

    Now download another app to replace that empty space. And magically, a 12th page will be created with all the apps you weren’t able to view on it. I repeated the same steps and was able to make a 13th page.

    It’s a nice trick, especially if you’re an iPhone app addict like me. There never seems to be enough pages! I think forcing a default icon off the pages will bring it back on an extra page, but I’m not quite sure. I was able to create the extra pages a few times, and after much testing, I was unable to duplicate it the 5th time. If you see a logical pattern or explanation on how to do this, please let me know. I can’t seem to bring back the 13th page, and would like to. ;) Also note, this is not a jailbroken iPhone.

    http://php-princess.net/2009/08/11/display-11-pages-of-iphone-apps/
     
  2. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll definitely have to try this. Nice post, if it works. I know before, you could do a Search for the overflow.
     
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    QIK isn't in the app store - how is it installed on your iphone?

    .. esp if you are NOT jailbroken
     
  4. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Let us know if it works.
     
  5. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    +1... interesting though
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's nice if it works, but do you really need more than 11 pages of apps?! To me, you just throw them off the final page and use spotlight if you want to run them.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Indeed - that's already too many apps for me

    Until someone confirms it's possible tho - this could also be photoshop
     
  8. robertsammons macrumors newbie

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    cant

    tried with compass, itunes and weather still cant get it work
     
  9. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the person that did the writeup is a developer. They were apparently working on an app store version of qik at the end of 2008.
     
  10. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I'm just saying that I was able to get 17 pages! Just look ;)
     

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  12. samcraig macrumors P6

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    If you're asking the original poster. I don't know.

    If you're asking me. I'm on Photoshop CS3 :)
     
  13. robertsammons macrumors newbie

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    Dam , I really wish this would work just for a 12th page to be honest
     
  14. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I followed the instructions three times, and couldn't get an additional page created.
     
  15. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    i tried got a twelth page but i dint need it so i reset home screen
     
  16. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's working for some, just not for me.

    iPhone 3 GS, 32 GB, ver 3.0.1 (7A400), Carrier AT&T 4.0.
     
  17. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    there's an easier way to do this. when u have 11 pages full of apps and download another app, u can just search for it in spotlight and it will be there
     
  18. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Maybe because your on 3.0.1?
     
  19. Randman macrumors 65816

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    It's a known feature of 3.0 software that you can have more pages than are shown. Also, use your Spotlight as an App launcher. Type in App name, click on Icon in results and the app launches.
     
  20. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I posted what I was running. This way, if someone is able to create it and share what version they are/were running, maybe we can narrow it down. Also, mine hasn't been JB. At least not on the 3GS. It may have carried some JB files in the restore when I upgraded from 2G. I did go back to non-JB prior to changing phones, but I think some files remained on the 2G. I don't believe going back to non-JB deletes some of the configuration files for Cydia Apps & stuff.
     
  21. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I'm morbidly curious as to what one hundred and seventy six apps you have installed ...
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He's like my son who has over 80 GB of music. There's no way he has any idea what music he has or can he ever listen to all that. I have over 50 apps and I forget what I have. :)
     
  23. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    lol, I used to have like 50 apps but now I am down to like 19 because they are crappy and I could live without them...do you really need 11+ pages of apps?
     
  24. jmann macrumors 604

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    I agree. I hate these "Who has the most music on MR!" threads. Some of those people have an outlandish amount of music that I doubt they ever even listen to. :rolleyes:. I have 2362 songs, and I don't even listen to all of that. :)
     
  25. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    It doesn't matter how frequently you use an app or listen to a specific music track. The thing is you will eventually want to use it.

    There are songs I rarely listen to, but for the times I want to listen to it .. .it's already there. Not to mention I use the shuffle and genius feature sometimes and it more interesting with a a lot of songs.

    The same with apps. Some apps I only use once or twice a month, but are very useful when needed.
     

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