Moving Apps in iOS11

iOS & iPadOS

I can’t move apps in iOS11. Apple tells me to touch and hold the app icon until in the edit menu, but if I do the touch and hold thing, I get the shortcut menu. If I swipe up, or down over the app name like in iOS10, I only get Activate. Can anyone help me?



Submitted by Toonhead on Monday, October 2, 2017

Hi. You will need to disable 3d touch. Settings, general, accessibility, 3d touch. make sure it's set to off and you *should* be able to double-tap and hold on an app and get the edit mode to activate.

Submitted by C in MT on Monday, October 2, 2017

Thank you Toonhead! It was driving me crazy, and turning off 3D Touch didn’t even occur to me.

Submitted by Jeff on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's not necessary to disable 3D Touch, but you must touch the screen lightly to enable drag mode. If you don't like or want to use 3D Touch, then by all means disable it. But if you want to use 3D Touch, you can do so and still move apps successfully. Just touch lightly like you were reading Braille.

Submitted by Pinkcupcake11 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I didn't want to disable 3d touch but was having a similar problem. Under accessibility, there is also a setting to change how hard you have to press to activate 3d touch. When I changed it to 'firm' it made things a lot easier.