The Home screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad. You can customize your Home screen by adding your favorite apps and websites or using your own photos as the background. And you can move apps around to arrange them in any order you want.
Customizing the Home Screen
You can customize the layout of icons on the Home screen—including the Dock icons along the bottom of the screen. If you want, arrange them over multiple Home screens.
1. Touch & hold any icon until they begin to wiggle.
2. Arrange the icons by dragging them.
3. Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
Create additional Home screens: While arranging icons, drag an icon to the right edge of the screen until a new screen appears. You can flick to return to the original screen and drag more icons to the new screen. You can create up to 11 screens. The number of dots above the Dock shows the number of screens you have, and indicates which screen you’re viewing.
Switch to another Home screen: Flick left or right, or tap to the left or right of the row of dots.
Go to the first Home screen: Press the Home button.
Reset your Home screen to the default layout: Choose Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Home Screen Layout.
Restarting and Resetting iPad
If something isn’t working right, try restarting iPad, force quitting an app, or resetting iPad.
Restart iPad: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPad. To turn iPad back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.
Force quit an app: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPad for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then press and hold the Home button until the app quits.
If you can’t turn off iPad or if the problem continues, you may need to reset iPad. This should be done only if turning iPad off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.
Reset iPad: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.