iOS 11 has a new drag-and-drop feature, it’s now possible to manipulate Home screen app icons using drag and drop, allowing users to move multiple icons at once.
To use drag and drop with Home screen app icons on your iPhone, simply do the following:
Step 1: Tap and hold an app icon while on the Home screen until edit (wiggle) mode is invoked.
Step 2: Start dragging the first icon, and while holding the icon, tap another icon to add it to your stack. I find that I sometimes need to double tap to add additional apps to a stack.
Step 3: Continue to add icons using the method in step 2.
Step 4: Once you have gathered all of the desired icons, move to the page and/or folder that you wish to move the icons to.
Step 5: Release your finger and the icons should drop in the desired page and/or folder.
Step 6: Press the Home button to exit edit (wiggle) mode.
You can move multiple apps and folders to different locations on the Home screen, move multiple apps in and out of folders, and move multiple apps and folders to different Home screen pages.