iOS 6 beta 2 lets you reorganize icons on Apple TV

by tomek on June 27, 2012

Apple TV Reorganize Icons

One of the new features in iOS 6 beta 2 for Apple TV is the ability to reorder the icons on the main menu, as spotted by (via MacRumors):

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. There is also no sign yet of an ability to delete or hide unused icons on the Apple TV menu.

Is Apple preparing apps for Apple TV? CNET notes that Apple introduced a similar feature in iPhone OS in 2008, just ahead of an SDK that let developers build their own apps.

iOS 6 Apple TV update will be released this fall.

  • Just a shame that it doesn’t look like we will be able to move icons to the top row.
    I would love to have Netflix up top instead of say Computers or Movies.

  • From Mr. NitoTV Himself 🙁

  • For features so basic and elemental, you gotta wait six revisions for them to be done right.

  • Oriel29

     firecore did it.. his media player is on the top row – including top shelf preview

  • Johnny Boy

    Not so good news for ATV3 owners that are still eagerly awaiting a new ATV3 jailbreak I’m afraid…. Will there ever be a ATV3 jailbreak???????????

  • Editor

    work is underway on atv3 jailbreak, stay tuned

  • its good but im not really on social media.

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