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The iPad gives you a place down at the bottom (the tray) to store several of your most-used apps. The apps you place at the bottom remain on the screen even when you swipe pages. Typically, people choose their favorite go-to apps to put in the tray. Perhaps email, or Safari, or contacts, or reminders will find a home at the bottom of your device. You personalize your iPad for yourself the way you want it.
Because many people who own an iPad also have an iPhone, they might assume that only 4 apps can sit in the tray, as they do on the iPhone. Also, when you originally fired-up your new iPad, there were only 4 apps in the tray. However, you can add more. You can store up to 6 apps in the tray of an iPad.
To bring an app to the tray, touch the app until it jiggles, and then drag it down to the bottom. When the apps are arranged as you would like, just click the home button and they will stop wiggling.