iOS 5 Beta 3 Allows You To Place Apps Anywhere On Screen – No Longer Limited To App Grid


While diving into iOS 5 Beta 3, I came across a very interesting new feature on the iPad. I was able to arrange apps anywhere on screen, and not be restricted to the 5×4 app grid. While attempting to move an app, after holding it until they all jiggled, the apps no longer stuck to their positions. You can drag and drop them anywhere on the screen just like you would on your computer desktop. On your computer, you can drag files and folders wherever you want, and layer them on top of each other. Now you have the same ability with apps on the iPad as part of iOS 5 beta.

The functionality is quite buggy, and when you move an app, a non-working shadow is left in its place. The active, executable app still moves wherever you want, and it launches as soon as you tap on it no matter where it’s positioned. It’s a very neat feature that Apple makes no mention of, but you really should be allowed to move your apps wherever you like, and we’re one step closer. You can place your apps absolutely anywhere on screen, and there’s no limit to where you can arrange them.

Enjoy our hands-on video of the new feature to get a better understanding of how it works.

7 Comments on "iOS 5 Beta 3 Allows You To Place Apps Anywhere On Screen – No Longer Limited To App Grid"

  1. Tony July 12, 2011 at 12:37 AM -

    “The functionality is quite buggy” because it’s a bug.

  2. Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 2:15 AM -

    I don’t believe it’s a bug because I’ve been able to do it three different times on beta 2 and 3. Plus everything is fully functional, and all changes remain in effect.

  3. Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM -

    I couldn’t do this on b2 nor can I do it on b3. I think it’s a bug in your install.

  4. Guest July 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM -

    bug. bug bug bug. why the hell would apple help their users make their ios devices look like garbage?

  5. Voncile September 13, 2011 at 1:48 AM -

    Shoot, who would have tuhohgt that it was that easy?