Change iPhone home icons in iTunes
You can change the placement of icons on your iPhone or iPod touch much faster by moving them around directly within iTunes.
- Plug your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into your Mac or PC
- Launch iTunes
- Select your iPhone
- Click on the ‘Apps’ tab within iTunes
- Drag icons around the visible homescreen
As long as you have “Sync Apps” enabled, your new iPhone home screen and icon placement will be saved. I find this much easier than trying to rearrange lots of icons on the small touch based screen.
This even works with jailbroken devices, although the Cydia icon was stubbornly quirky after the limera1n download and kept snapping back to it’s original placement on an iPhone 3G.