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Setting the Apps View

The default method of viewing your installed apps is an alphabetical, multipage grid. Because you’ll spend a lot of time in Apps, you may prefer to change this display to show your apps as an alphabetical scrolling list or as a custom grid arranged in any fashion and order that you like.

  1. On the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.

  2. Select the Apps tab, press the Menu key, and tap View Type.

  3. In the View Type dialog box, select one of the following:

    • Customizable Grid. This option enables you to create additional grid pages and arrange the app icons however you like, such as putting all games together, placing the most frequently used apps on the first page, and creating folders in which to store certain apps.
    • Alphabetical Grid. This is the default display style, presenting all app icons alphabetically on a series of 4×5 grid pages.
    • Alphabetical List. Select this option to present the apps in an alphabetical, vertically scrolling list—like the contact list in Contacts.

  4. If you chose Customizable Grid in step 3, you can customize the grid by pressing the Menu key and tapping Edit. (Be sure to choose the Edit command. Otherwise, changes made are to Home screen pages rather than the Apps pages.) Then do any of the following:

    • To change an icon or folder’s position, press and hold the item, and then drag it to a new position on the current page or another page. Surrounding icons move to make room for the item.

    • To create a folder, press and hold an icon that you want to move into the folder, and drag it onto the Create Folder icon at the top of the screen. Type a name for the new folder in the Create Folder dialog, and then tap the OK button. To add other apps to the folder, tap the folder, tap the plus (+) icon, select the check box for each app to add, and tap the Done button.

    • To remove a folder, press and hold it, and then drag it onto the Remove icon at the top of the screen. Tap OK in the Remove Folder confirmation dialog. Apps within the deleted folder are restored to the Apps pages.

    • To add a new Apps page, navigate to the page after which you want to insert the new page. Press and hold an icon that you want to add to the new page, and drag it onto the Create Page icon at the top of the screen.

      When you finish making changes to the Apps pages, tap the Save button or tap Cancel to ignore all changes.

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