my 3yr old son loves using it, but everyday he manages to reorder everything, and places all the objects in 1 folder

I have found how to disable the delete ablitlity, but is there a way to prevent the object icons from being moved thanks

  • This is a good question, there should be a lock icons option in the settings page. I noticed in the Apple Store that their iPads have the icons locked so customers cant delete or move apps. So Apple have a way of doing it, but it might be custom firmware.
    – Martin
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 16:07

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Unfortunately, it is not possible to disable icon movement on a non-jailbroken iOS device. As great as some of the "child-friendly" apps are, the stock UI of iOS devices is not designed to keep curious children at bay.

You could always load up an app for kids with built-in parent controls. Then you'd want to protect the Home button from being pushed -- perhaps with a product like BubCaps.

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