iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course
by Josh Centers

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Home Screen, Sweet iOS 9 Home Screen

Once past the Lock screen, you’re presented with the Home screen—the grid of app icons where you launch the apps you love. Resting at the bottom of the Home screen is the Dock, which offers a fixed set of apps on every Home screen page. An iPhone or iPod touch Dock can hold four apps, while the iPad Dock can hold six .

**①** The main iOS interface is a simple icon grid.
The main iOS interface is a simple icon grid.

Getting Home

Home Screen Pages

Re-arranging Icons

  1. To enter editing mode, press any icon for a few seconds, until all the icons start to shake.
  2. Drag an icon to where you want it to go. To move an icon to another page, move it to that edge of the screen until the page flips.
  3. Once you’ve moved one icon where you want it, you can move more, if you like.
  4. Press the Home button to exit editing mode.

Deleting Icons

Deleting an app’s icon from the Home screen also removes the app from your device and deletes all the data stored in the app, except for anything that might have been stored in the cloud.

To delete an app:

  1. Press its icon for a few seconds until all icons start to shake.
  2. Tap the in the upper left of the icon , and the icon disappears.
    **②** While the icons are shaking, a delete x appears on all app icons, except the built-in apps provided by Apple.
    While the icons are shaking, a delete x appears on all app icons, except the built-in apps provided by Apple.
  3. You can delete another icon—or move an icon, if you like.
  4. Press the Home button to exit editing mode.

Making a Folder

A folder is a handy way to group apps. To create one:

  1. Hold down on any icon until all the icons begin to shake.
  2. Move one app icon on top of another and hold it there.

    iOS displays the new folder and suggests a name for it .

    **③** When you make a folder, iOS suggests a name, such as Extras, but you can change it.
    When you make a folder, iOS suggests a name, such as Extras, but you can change it.
  3. If you like the suggested name, tap Done on the keyboard.

    If you aren’t enamored with the suggested name, tap the delete icon to the right of the suggested name, type a new name, and tap Done on the keyboard.

You can now tap outside the folder and continue to drag app icons into your new folder. Press Home when you finish.

Deleting a Folder

  1. Tap the folder to open it.
  2. Press an app icon in the folder until the icons begin to shake.
  3. Move every icon out of the folder. Once the last icon is removed, the folder disappears.
  4. To exit editing mode, press Home.
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