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Organizing Your iPhone Apps on Your Computer

While it’s great that I can rearrange my apps and make folders right on my iPhone (see page 78 for more on making folders), when I have a lot of arranging to do, I prefer to do it on my computer in iTunes. iTunes lets you rearrange the order of the apps on your Home screens (as shown above), as well as the Home screens themselves (on the right side of the window), just by clicking-and-dragging. So, if you have a lot of arranging to do, just connect your iPhone to your computer and select it in the iTunes Source list. Click on the Apps tab and you can choose which apps to sync, as well as click-and-drag them into the order you want, create new app folders (just like you would on your iPhone), or hover your cursor over an app and click on the X button at the top left to delete it. Once you’re done, click the Sync button to sync your iPhone. You can also check in iTunes to see if your apps have any available updates: just click on your Apps Library in the Source list on the left side of the iTunes window. Then, click the Check for Updates link in the bottom-right corner of the window (or the link that tells you how many updates are available), and if there are any updates available, you’ll be taken to a screen that lists them, and where you can update them individually or all at once.

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