How to move icons on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Z10
By Adam Zeis on 5 Feb 2013 11:20 am EST

Moving icons on your BlackBerry 10 device is key. You may want to organize things, keep certain apps together or just change things up from time to time.

Thankfully moving icons is a breeze on BlackBerry 10. There are some easy tasks but this one is on top of the "simple" list. Be it tossing an unused app to the bottom of the screen, lumping all your games together or even grouping them by color - we've got you covered.

Keep reading to find out how to move icons on BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry 10 Move Icons

  • To move an icon on BlackBerry 10, tap and hold the icon
  • When it starts to "jiggle", drag the icon where you want it.

That's all there is too it - we told you it was easy! If you want to dive in deeper and create folders, we have your back on that one too

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Reader comments

How to move icons on BlackBerry 10


pretty much the same as the playbook - so easy to customize for what YOU need. I have read complaints about not being able to customize the phone. MMMM make me think people havent even seen or used the device before writing about it.


I'd like to see what a folder looks like, you guys have talked about how to make them before but never shown what it actually looks like.

You guys are doing an awesome job though! LOTS of reading to keep me busy :)

On my Z10, when I move an icon, the remaining icons shift to fill in the hole I created. How do I keep icons stay where I put them?

I'm new to the Z10 and Crackberry. Can anyone tell me where I can go to get answers to questions such as the one I posted here 3 weeks ago on how to keep icons where I put them? Or tell me what I have done wrong in making the post. Thanks.

I tried to move an icon from one page to another and it made a folder. How do I get the icons out of the folder?

I'm with bobtarrel on this one. Drives me nuts. Drop it somewhere and the one you just moved goes somewhere else, usually back one spot. It's like playing the rubix cube..

I have a z10 and so does my wife. Love them so much that I bought one for my father. The problem with his unit is that the icons will not move. Ever. I hold them down till the icon pulsates but I can't get them to move to another page. Forward or backwards. I know how to do it it having not only rearranged my icons and but also have created folders. On his unit, they won't move. It has been like that since he took it out of the box. Help!!!. Is there some setting I need to change to make it work?