How to Move Multiple Apps at Once with iOS 11 on iPhone

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Drag & Drop in iOS 11 is mostly for iPad users; however, the iPhone is also perfectly capable of dragging multiple items, such as apps or photos, and dropping them somewhere else. Which means you can select multiple apps that you want to drop into a folder on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to move multiple apps at once with iOS 11 on iPhone.

Related: How to Lock Apps on Your iPhone with Touch ID

How to Move Multiple Apps At Once

  • From the Home screen, tap and hold an icon until they all start wiggling.
  • Tap and hold one app. Without letting go of the app you’re holding, use another finger to tap a different app. Now you’re dragging two apps simultaneously.
  • Keep tapping on apps to add them to the apps you’re dragging. Once you’ve selected all of the apps you want to, drag them into a folder or onto a different Home screen.
  • Lift your finger from the screen to drop the apps.
How to Move Multiple Apps At Once with iOS 11 on iPhoneHow to Move Multiple Apps At Once with iOS 11 on iPhone

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