iPad can now hold up to 6 icons in dock

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  1. Sumter, Apr 11, 2015
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    Sumter macrumors regular

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    I don't know how long it has been a thing, but I just upgraded to 8.3 on my iPad Air that I've been neglecting lately, and decided to change around the icon locations. I mindlessly took an app out and placed it on my dock, which already had 4 icons, not thinking anything of it. It actually worked, which surprised me. I was so excited!

    Sorry if I'm late :D I wanted to share if this is a new thing! A quick Google search gave irrelevant results, so I figured it was a new thing.

    I also tried this on my iPhone 6 Plus which also has 8.3, and it didn't work. So it's iPad only.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. bucksaddle macrumors 6502

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    It's been a thing since iPad 1, day 1.

    Only by about 5 years :D
     
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  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It happens. :cool: I remember some people here saying they don't use all spots because they think it looks better.
     
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    wow, 6! what kind of control freak is in charge...
     
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    At last we have proof it's not just a big iPhone.:D:D
     
  8. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Well look at that! :D

    [​IMG]

    Remember when there was an "iPod" app? :cool:
     
  9. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If you want a real shock - you can drag folders to the dock too ;).
     
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    Wow, who knew? Thanks.
     
  11. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Ah, the iPod app. Personally I preferred that to separate music and videos apps because it reduces home screen clutter.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even on an iPhone.
     
  13. Sumter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol. Sorry everyone! I had no clue. I always assumed it was 4 icons. I'm wayyy late haha. I know about the folder one though. Once again, sorry xD
     
  14. DomC macrumors 6502

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    It still confuses me why 6 icons can be put in the dock, but only 4 on the Home screen. I mean the 6 in the Dock can be read OK. What's the difference?
     
  15. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, I didn't know about it until just now. Thanks for posting this thread, taught me something :)
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It has to do with rotation and the way it rearranges the icons going from portrait to landscape and vice versa. I would like to have more icons on my home screen too.
     
  17. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I noticed that too. I guess they did it this way to keep from having to force icons to switch screens. Example: the icon for the app you want is in the lower right corner, switching orientation changes the number and of icons on the screen, which moves that icon you wanted over to the next screen, forcing you to swipe. I suppose they could do it by keeping the icons from changing positions when orientation changes, but this will yield either a crowded portrait view or a sparse landscape view. Though I'm just guessing here.
     
  18. Caged macrumors newbie

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    I didn't know this either. What a time to be alive
     
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    lol I have owned three iPad generations in the past and I didn't know until I randomly moved it on there by mistake a few months ago. my mind was blown as well

    btw your folder simply being called "Nope" made a laugh out loud
     
  20. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Me too, I had my unused apps in a folder called 'not used' not any more!
     

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