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Video:How to Put Apps Into Categories on an iPad

with Pamela French

Group apps easily on your iPad by making folders for certain categories. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to put Apps into categories on an iPad using the drag techniques or iTunes.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Put Apps Into Categories on an iPad

Hi I’m Pamela French for About.com and today I’m going to show you how to put apps in categories on an iPad. You can put your apps into categories a couple of different ways. One is just by dragging the apps around on your iPad, the other is by using iTunes on your computer.

Press and Hold to Arrange Apps on the iPad

To arrange the apps on the iPad. Press and hold your finger on an app, and until the app icon starts to jiggle. Then, place the icons by dragging them where you want them. Press the home button to save your new arrangement.

If you have many apps, you can arrange and create up to 11 screens or pages. The dots above the dock show the number of screens you have and the one that’s white shows the one you are currently on.

Group iPad Apps into Related Folders

To create grouped categories of apps simply drag and drop an app on top of another app.  A black square appears with a name already assigned based on the apps being moved, the apps are shown grouped together and you are given a chance to give it a new name.

Make Shortcuts for Apps on the iPad Dock

For apps you use frequently, you can create a shortcut by making those apps available on every single page. Tap and hold an app. when they start to jiggle drag the app or folders of apps to the bottom of the screen (the dock). This will allow you to find an app quickly, no matter which page you’re on. To drag a folder into the dock, you will have to create it first on the screen and then drag it down into the dock.

Categorize iPad Apps in iTunes

To categorize your apps in iTunes, connect your iPad and launch iTunes. Select your iPad in the side bar and in the middle of the window tap the button that says Apps.

You will see your apps and the different pages on which they appear on your iPad. Select an app and drag it to a different page to move it to that page.

You can create folders the same way by dragging an app into another app. iPad automatically names a folder when you create it based on the icons used to create that folder. You can change the folder name by tapping the x and typing a new folder name. You can put about 20 icons in a folder, to get rid of the folder, drag the apps out on to the desktop.

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