iPad iOS noob questions

Discussion in 'iPad' started by toronado455, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. toronado455 macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2009
    On the iPad, and iOS in general, if you delete an app icon from one of the home screens, is it deleted from the device? Or is deleting the icon from a homescreen just like deleting a shortcut or alias as it would be on a PC or Mac or Android device?

    In Android OS (which I have on my phone) if you want to see all your apps in one place you can do so by opening the "app drawer". Is there an equivalent in iOS?

    I'm wondering if it is possible to have a completely clean home screen on an iPad and still access all the apps when you want to.
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
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    It's completely deleted from the device, uninstalled, vanished, obliterated.
    The homescreen.

    I think you can set the first homescreen to be blank, and have your apps on homescreens 2 and onwards, using iTunes. Otherwise, no.
  3. bobbysmith macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    iOS does not have shortcuts or homescreens. What you see on the screen is the equivalent of the app drawer. You can rearrange the icons or move them into folders, but nothing else.
  4. toronado455 thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2009
  5. Zav macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2013
    It might seem rather basic and dated to you compared to the customisability of an Android device, that's because it is haha. Hopefully we'll see a refresh of some sorts this year. However some people love the simplicity and the freshness.

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