The more applications you add to your iPad, the more useful it becomes. The issue is that the large number of apps ends up cluttering your Home screen, resulting in lots of scrolling needed to find the one app you want among the dozens you have installed. Properly organising the icons will take a little time to do, but will end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.
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Compile a list of apps you use several times a day. The shorter the list, the better -- ideally it should not contain more than 20 apps, since the Home screen can only display at most that many apps at a time.
Compile a list of the remaining apps and sort them into categories based on their purpose. For example, you could have categories for games, travel, work and utility.
Touch and hold any app until the icons start to shake. This puts the Home screen into edit mode. Drag all the apps in your first list to the first page of the Home screen and arrange them in the order you prefer.
Drag the first app in the first category of your second list onto the second app in the same category. Doing this places both apps inside a folder. The folder is automatically named based on the type of apps you placed inside it -- if you want to rename it, tap the name, type a new one and tap "Done."
Drag all other apps in that category onto the folder to add them to it. Repeat the folder creation process for all other categories, arrange the folders on the Home screen in the order of your preference and then press the "Home" button to exit edit mode.
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