iPod touch - Customizing the Home screen

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Customizing the Home screen

You can customize the layout of icons on the Home screen—including the Dock icons along
the bottom of the screen. If you want, arrange them across multiple Home screens. You can also
organize apps by grouping them in folders.

Rearranging icons

You can change the location of icons on the Home screen, change the items in the Dock, and
group items in folders.
Rearrange the Home screen: Touch and hold any icon on the Home screen until it jiggles, then
drag items to new locations. When you finish, press the Home button .

Move an icon to another screen

While it’s jiggling, drag an icon to the side of the screen.

Create additional Home screens

While the icons are jiggling, flick to the rightmost Home screen, then drag an
icon to the right edge of the screen. You can create up to 11 Home screens.

Reset the Home screen to the
default layout

Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Reset Home Screen Layout.
Resetting the Home screen removes any folders you’ve created and applies
the default wallpaper.

Rearrange your Home screens
using iTunes

Connect iPod touch to your computer, select iPod touch in the iTunes
Devices list, then click Apps at the top of the screen.

You can also add links to your favorite webpages on the Home screen. See “Web clips” on page 71.

Organizing with folders

You can use folders to organize items on your Home screens. You can put up to 12 items in a
folder. iPod touch names a folder when you create it, based on the icons you use to create the
folder, but you can change the name anytime you want. Like icons, folders can be rearranged
by dragging them around the Home screen. You can move folders to a new Home screen or to
the Dock.
Create a folder: Touch and hold an icon until the Home screen icons begin to jiggle, then drag an
icon onto another icon and release.


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The new folder contains the two icons, and shows the folder’s name. You can tap the name field
and enter a different name.

Put an item in a folder

While arranging icons, drag the icon onto the folder.

Remove an item from a folder

While arranging icons, tap to open the folder, then drag the icon out of
the folder.

Open a folder

Tap the folder. You can then tap an app icon to open that app.

Close a folder

Tap outside the folder, or press the Home button.

Delete a folder

Move all items out of the folder. The folder is deleted automatically
when empty.

Rename a folder

While arranging icons, tap to open the folder, then tap the name at the top
and use the keyboard to enter a new name.

When you finish organizing your Home screens, press the Home button .
Create a folder using iTunes: With iPod touch connected to your computer, select iPod touch in
the Devices list in iTunes. Click Apps at the top of the screen, and on the Home screen near the
top of the window, drag an app on top of another.

Changing the wallpaper

You can choose an image or photo to use as wallpaper for your Lock screen, and for the Home
screen. Choose a supplied image, a photo from your Camera Roll album, or a photo synced to
iPod touch from your computer.
Change the wallpaper (iPod touch 3rd generation or later): Go to Settings > Wallpaper, tap
the image of your current Lock and Home screens, and choose from supplied images or your
Camera Roll album.


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