iPhone - Move app from search to home screen

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This is the case for many apps, if they are not on one of my home screens I have to search for them, no biggie. But there are times I would like to move that app back to the home screen and if don't know which group they're in (with like 75 apps spread out among them all) there is no other way to drag them out from the search screen. Any workarounds here?
 

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When I do search on an iPad, it tells me, over on the right, the directory name. That should make it at least a little easier to find.
On my iPhone too. Good to know. But actually locating that name is still more trouble than I’d like.
 

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On my iPhone too. Good to know. But actually locating that name is still more trouble than I’d like.
I'm not seeing it... here's what I have when I search for Smart Life, even knowing which group it's in will help.
 

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I developed an deep and abiding dislike for screenfuls. All of my iPad apps are on one screen, mostly inside directories. I realize that that is much more difficult to accomplish on a phone, but I suspect that if I had an iPhone, I would try to keep my app count as low as possible.
 

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I developed an deep and abiding dislike for screenfuls. All of my iPad apps are on one screen, mostly inside directories. I realize that that is much more difficult to accomplish on a phone, but I suspect that if I had an iPhone, I would try to keep my app count as low as possible.

Yeah, I clean up my screen periodically. If I don't use an app after a few months I just delete it.
 

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When I do search on an iPad, it tells me, over on the right, the directory name. That should make it at least a little easier to find.

Good to know. I had no idea about this. I use the search feature for most apps that aren't on my front page.
 

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Yeah, I clean up my screen periodically. If I don't use an app after a few months I just delete it.

Me too, usually when a raft of them show up with update badges and I realize I don't use them so why am I bothering (over DSL yet) to maintain them.
 

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You can hold and drag an item out of the search results and then place it on a screen / drag across screens like any Home Screen app / icon.
 

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You can hold and drag an item out of the search results and then place it on a screen / drag across screens like any Home Screen app / icon.
Awesome!

Sucks that it isn‘t clear that you can do that. But holding and dragging it down or up actually works! Yay!
 
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