How to Move Multiple Apps on iOS

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    For those of you who like to rearrange the Home screen on your iPhone and iPad to organize your apps, you might be interested to know that there's a handy little hidden feature for moving multiple apps at one time.

    With this option, you can move multiple apps from your Home screen to another screen or into a folder, making organization a breeze.


    Here's how to do it:
    1. Press and hold to make all of your apps wiggle, like you'd do to move or delete an app.
    2. With a finger, drag the first app that you want to move away from its initial position.
    3. With a second finger, tap the additional app icons that you want to add to your stack, while keeping the first finger on the first app.
    That's all there is to it! Each app that you've tapped will be stacked up with the first app that you dragged. You can assign the entire stack to a folder, or drag it over to a new Home screen page.

    If that list of instructions sounds a bit confusing, just check out our video above for a hands-on walkthrough of the steps.

    Article Link: How to Move Multiple Apps on iOS
     
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    Moving your apps through iTunes would save even more... oh wait. :rolleyes:
     
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    Omg why was this not on their keynote. I have spent soooooooo long moving apps one by one.
     
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    Learned something new today....this is epic. Cleaned up my kid's iPad with his 3 pages of games.
     
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    Looking forward to the day we can escape icon grid misery
     
  8. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    OMG amazing.

    Will save me SO MUCH TIME next time I set up a new iOS device.

    Definitely tip of the year. Maybe two years.
     
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    My God! How have I never stumbled across this???

    As much as I’ve laughed about many of these supposedly obvious how-to articles I must admit I stand completely corrected on their value.

    Well done!
     
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    I don’t think works with all devices. Just tried on iPad Air 2. No dice.
     
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    I think iOS 11 or later.
     
  13. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Just tried this with my iPhone 7, iOS 12. Can’t get it to work at all.
     
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    I’m running 12.1.1. Might be model specific.
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    I tried on iPhone 8 ...doesn’t work either. Must be holding it wrong.

    I tried on iPhone 8. Doesn’t work either. Must be doing something wrong.
     
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    OMG. A tip to a problem no one knew they had.
     
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    And yet plenty of comments about how much people like the tip.
     
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    dang did not know this, I would put everything in a folder and then move the folder and then move everything out of the folder
     
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    How does everyone organise their Apps? I just like to have one screen so I have all my daily apps in alphabetical order and the one folder called “occasional apps” for all the other stuff
     
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    I have mine organised by atomic weight.
     
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    I always though there was a better way to move multiple apps but this trick is way better. I wonder what is the limit of the amount of apps to move at one time.
     
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    It worked on my iPad Air 2 with 12.1.3
     
  24. shhy macrumors newbie

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    I FINALLY got this to work, you can’t just touch the apps, you really have to TAP them
     
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    I can't thank you guys enough; every description on how to do this had me doing something different entirely. The video illustrates it in 2 seconds. Bravo!
     

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