App Deletion and Reinstallment Behavior (feature?)

Ledsteplin

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Some time back, I began noticing a difference in the two ways of deleting and reinstalling apps on the iPhone. I don't recall just when I first noticed it. But I've not seen it mentioned on any forum or tech site. It may have been new with iOS 7. I'm not sure. Here's the behaviors: App 1 is deleted from the screen by tapping the X in the upper left corner of the icon. When reinstalled, it is placed on the screen as a new app would be. App 2 is deleted from the Usage section in Settings. When reinstalled, it is placed where it was before deletion. Even if it had been in a folder. Anyone else notice this? I'm guessing most delete apps by tapping the X. If so, then they don't see it drop back in the same spot if reinstalled. Just an observation that might be useful to some. :)
 

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Some time back, I began noticing a difference in the two ways of deleting and reinstalling apps on the iPhone. I don't recall just when I first noticed it. But I've not seen it mentioned on any forum or tech site. It may have been new with iOS 7. I'm not sure. Here's the behaviors: App 1 is deleted from the screen by tapping the X in the upper left corner of the icon. When reinstalled, it is placed on the screen as a new app would be. App 2 is deleted from the Usage section in Settings. When reinstalled, it is placed where it was before deletion. Even if it had been in a folder. Anyone else notice this? I'm guessing most delete apps by tapping the X. If so, then they don't see it drop back in the same spot if reinstalled. Just an observation that might be useful to some. :)
I rarely go into Usage to access my apps so I haven't noticed this. It's a force of habit for me to just delete apps with a long press and hit the X. This is an interesting observation though.
 

Ledsteplin

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I rarely go into Usage to access my apps so I haven't noticed this. It's a force of habit for me to just delete apps with a long press and hit the X. This is an interesting observation though.
It works well for apps I rarely use and keep off my screen in the purchased list. Also for apps I delete to purge the cache, such as with the Facebook app. For apps I know I'll never reinstall, I hit the X.
 
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It is reinstalled back into the folder it was in? That's pretty cool. I did not know that as I don't use folders lol.