Organize iPad Apps In Folders

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Q. Is there any way I can organize my iPad apps into folders? I’ve got app icons everywhere so I need to straighten out the chaos. Thanks, Mr. M.

A. If you have lots of apps on your iPad Home screen(s), you can tidy things up by using folders to group similar apps. To create a folder, press and hold an app icon until it starts to jiggle. Using your finger, drag the icon and position it on top of another app. Voila! Both apps will then be located in the same new folder. You can drag additional apps into any folder to create a nice collection of similar apps. You will need iOS 4.2 or higher (iPad 2) to use this function. (If this tip whets your APPetite [oh, the wit!], you will find lots of similar life-altering iPad tips in my iPad Tips eBook series at Amazon).
To remove an app from a folder, repeat the jiggle protocol referenced above and drag an icon from a folder to the Home screen. To uninstall it from your iPad, while an icon is jiggling, tap the “X” in the upper left-hand corner, then tap Delete.

Q. All of a sudden when I open a message, the screen doesn’t go all the way to the bottom and I can see the other screen behind it. I can grab the edge and pull it down, but it’s aggravating. Is there a way I can fix it so it will be like it was?

A. It sounds like the window isn’t maximized if you can see another screen behind it. Click the middle button in the upper right-hand corner or double click the Title Bar at the top to maximize the window so it will then fill the screen.

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