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iOS 6 Beta Allows Reordering of Icons on Apple TV

As noted by MacMagazine.com.br, the latest beta of the iOS 6-based Apple TV software now allows users to reorder the icons on the main menu page.

The feature is accessed by holding down the center Select button on the remote for several seconds, after which the selected icon begins to wiggle as is seen on other iOS devices when in reorder/delete mode. The wiggling icon can then be moved by using the directional buttons on the remote, with other icons automatically adjusting to make room for the icon being moved.


One difference in icon reordering between the Apple TV and other iOS devices is that the lack of a touch interface means that only one icon at a time can be selected and moved on the Apple TV. On other iOS devices, touching any icon for several seconds causes all icons to wiggle and multiple icons can be moved or deleted before exiting the mode. There is also no sign yet of an ability to delete or hide unused icons on the Apple TV menu.

On the current Apple TV software, holding the Select button for several seconds puts the device to sleep, and it is unclear whether this functionality is being discontinued or reassigned to a different remote shortcut.

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Posted: 29 months ago
Preparing for Apps are we? :D
Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

Who is putting the atv to sleep anyway? It will go to sleep automatically. Non sense function. It consumes no power whatsoever even when it is on.


What is this Wizardry you speak of. :p
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

Nice, but I have one issue with this: Holding down the centre button is currently a shortcut to put the Apple TV to sleep.


Then the shortcut will be moved...obviously...

Think about the home button on the iPhone and iPad - it's got so many different functions.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
I wish they'd make the blue outline around a selected icon thicker. It's almost impossible to see which icon is selected the way it is now. It's just way too thin.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
Here comes the next big thing! :apple:
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

Why are they selling for more? :eek:


Because the 1080p hasn't been jailbroken yet.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

On touch iOS devices, holding down one of the home screen icons starts the works a-wigglin', not holding the home button...


Correct...brain apparently not functioning correctly this morning. Thanks.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago
iOS 6 Beta Allows Reordering of Icons on Apple TV

Ohhh THANK YOU BABY JESUS! :apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

can't wait!

hmm... should I buy an Apple TV now or wait a little longer...


It's cheap enough... go for it.

You can always use it elsewhere later. When I got my 1080p one, I moved the 720p to the kids play room. Or use it for music somewhere else, etc.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 29 months ago

When is IOS 6 coming out?


Let me ask Siri.....


...She doesn't know.
Rating: 3 Votes

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