News: iOS 11 Finally Fixed One Big Problem with Home Screen Icons

iOS 11 Finally Fixed One Big Problem with Home Screen Icons

Apple's iOS is a great operating system, but it's not without its faults.

Minor quirks have plagued the Apple community for years, such as a general lack of customization, a poor notification system, and some interesting UI choices like the intrusive volume popup. With iOS 11, Apple's tackling many of these pain points, not the least of which is being able to select multiple home screen icons at once.

Home screen maintenance has always been a problem for me. Small changes aren't too bad, but when you really want to dive in and mix things up, it gets difficult fast. Dragging apps one at a time across multiple pages is just time-consuming and frustrating. I, for one, am thrilled Apple has done away with that headache and has put a new system in place for iOS 11.

It's pretty intuitive, and although we're only on the developer beta right now, the results seem promising. It's only logical that Apple will keep improving on this up until release, so in the fall we should get a finished, smooth app selection experience.

Here's the multiple-app selection in action:

Image by Dallas Thomas/Gadget Hacks

Pretty cool, right? If you'd like to see more about how it works, we've got a full guide you can check out at the following link. In the meantime, stay tuned right here on Gadget Hacks for all things iOS 11.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

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