How to add more Apps to your iPad Dock

by Ross McKillop on April 5, 2010

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This very brief tutorial will show you how to add Apps to the dock on your iPad.

By default, Apple includes 4 apps in your iPad’s Dock – Safari, Mail, Photos and iPod. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add more.

  1. Locate an App you want to add to the dock. Tap it and hold down on your screen until all the App icons start to ‘wiggle’. In this example I’m going to move the iBooks app to my Dock.
  2. the default ipad screen with ibooks circled
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  3. Now just drag the App down to the Dock and while it’s hovering over the Dock, let go of it with your finger. .
  4. the ipad dock with another app about to be added
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  5. Ta-da! It’s now a part of your Dock. You can add another app for a total of 6 in the iPad Dock. It’s also very much worth noting that you can remove the default apps from your iPad Dock and replace them with others. When you remove them from the dock, they will be moved to your home screen – so they’re never really “gone”.
  6. the ipad dock with ibooks added to it
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  • Phillip

    This was a big help, however does anyone know how to move the pad that unlocks the ipad to a corner versus being in the middle of the screen? I have pictures downloaded but when the pad is visible it blocks a majority of the picture, kinda of annoying. Not a big deal jusking asking if anyone knows how to move it.

    Thnaks for all the help, you guys ROCK!!!!

  • http://gamenode.com Ctaylor

    What the heck!

  • Merry

    My photos icon has disappeared off my dock. I can’t find it anywhere; therefore, I can’t access my photos. How can I get it back???

  • Lisa

    Merry, you may have combined the app with another one accidentally. Each app looks like a square with rounded corners. Look for a black square that contains other smaller squares. That is a group of apps in one place.