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I very much miss being able to see all the Home screens and apps on my iPhone while in iTunes. It used to be easy to manipulate apps, create folders, and delete items en masse. That’s not possible in iTunes 12.7.
Now I have to go to the App Store on iOS and get apps individually, and moving items between Home screens is now much more difficult and tedious. I consider this “update” a step backward, and I’d really like to see these capabilities restored. David Rickey Apple has put itself between a rock and a hard place with iTunes. Some people want the app to focus on its media library and player features; adding other stuff on top has caused navigation issues for years. Even so, we see why removing iOS app-related functions is aggravating.
Apple started edging toward this when apps downloaded directly to iOS devices began to be delivered in a tailored form for the specific hardware, and so it stopped including them in device backups to iTunes. We didn’t anticipate the latest changes happening so abruptly, though. Drag and drop in iOS 11 enables you to pick up and move multiple app icons, which helps a little, but even that can be a little uncomfortable.