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iPhone 7: Moving or deleting your App icon 
June 28, 2017 (Wednesday) 07:42 pm [2017, app, app-icon, apple, apple-fail, apple-hate, iphone-fail, iphone7-issue, june-2017]
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iPhone 7 FAIL: Are You Kidding Me, Apple?

It's ridiculously difficult to MOVE YOUR APP ICONS on the iPhone 7!!!

No, I cannot make this crap up. Seriously. (sigh)

I installed a new App. As those of you with iPhones know, this goes to the last 'page' (screen) by default. If you use several screens, this may not be convenient. In my case, I wanted to move the App icon to the first/main screen. No sweat, right? We do this all the time, right?


You used to HOLD DOWN FIRMLY on the icon until it began to 'wiggle' and display an X (if it's able to be deleted, that is -- a whole other topic). Then you can slide it to the side and move it to another screen. Simple, yes?

Nothing is ever simple with Apple. Never.

No matter what the heck I do, I can't get that App icon to move! Instead, it keeps opening up the App! Are you kidding me???

It turns out that with the iPhone 7 you press 'gently' on the icon and then this will work. Press too hard and you're screwed. Once you press gently, your icon should wiggle and you're good to go.

You know what? It was NOT that easy for me to find the answer to this problem. Really, Apple? Every time I start to like Apple something STUPID like this comes up! And I want to beat my head on my desk. (sigh)

Thankfully I don't give up easily! So now that icon HAS been moved where I want it.

Now I need to spread the word, obviously. I hope somebody else who is equally annoyed will stumble on my solution and save themselves some grief.
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 11:01 am (UTC)
Nothing is ever simple with Apple. Never. THANK YOU!!! I thought I was the only one. The only thing I have that is Apple is an ipod touch that I use mostly in my car to listen to audio books and some music once in a while. I have to use itunes for the music. Always a pia!!! Always!!!! I use audible for the books. A piece of cake.
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 02:18 pm (UTC)
You're not the only one, Kathy. I refuse to have anything to do with Apple. Android all the way!
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 05:06 pm (UTC)
I was basically moved to Apple products kicking and screaming all the way, Donna (as you already know!!!).

I'm more familiar with these devices than I generally admit, but still...

Some days... Hahaha.
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 05:00 pm (UTC)
Kathy, iTunes is another very annoying subject! Just when you figure out how to use it, they change it drastically. I'm pretty good at this stuff, but I'm constantly struggling with Apple products.

And don't get me started with the ridiculous way it deals with text! I get very tired of backspacing through things to make changes. How does that make sense?

I have many friends with non-Apple devices, and I totally understand why...
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 11:25 am (UTC)
Sorry I didn't see this sooner as I had the same problem with my iPhone, but eventually figured it out.

You can also move them around on the computer it is synced with when you're backing it up...
June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 05:04 pm (UTC)
Frank, what doesn't make sense is how hard it is to even look for the issue, much less find a solution!

Once you know the trick, it's easy. But you must know the trick!

And it's the opposite of previous versions! How does that make sense?

I just don't get the reasoning. Or Apple's arrogance. Beyond annoying (and yesterday was already difficult...).