How to Create Folders and Move Apps on your iPhone

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Create Folders and Move Apps on iPhone

Last updated on June 21st, 2020

Image Credits: Apple.

Organize your iPhone by organizing the apps on the Home Screen, put them in folders and move them to other pages, or screens to save time and avoid aggravation. You can also reorder your pages.

It is very simple to create folders on your iPhone once you learn the trick.
Follow these steps to create folders on your iPhone.

Create Folders and Move Apps on the iPhone

  1. To create a folder, you’ll need at least two apps to put into the folder.
  2. Lightly tap and hold one of the apps until all apps on the screen start shaking.
  3. Drag one of the apps on top of the other. When the first app seems to merge into the second one, take your finger off the screen. This creates the folder.
  4. iOS will display the folder and its suggested name which will take up the entire screen.
  5. If you want to rename the folder, tap the name field or  and then enter the new name.

  6. If you want to add more apps to the folder, tap the wallpaper to minimize the folder. Then drag more apps into the new folder. Folders can have more than one page.

  7. When you’ve added all the apps you want and edited the name, click the Home button on the front center of the iPhone and your changes will be saved.

  8. To edit an existing folder, tap and hold the folder until it begins to move.

  9. Tap it a second time and the folder will open and its contents will fill the screen.

  10. Edit the folder’s name by tapping on the text.

  11. Add more apps by dragging them in.

  12. Click the Home button to save your changes.

How Folder Names Are Suggested

When you first create a folder, the iPhone assigns a suggested name to it. That name is chosen based on the category that the apps in the folder come from.

If, for instance, the apps come from the Games category of the App Store, the suggested name of the folder is Games.

You can use the suggested name or add your own using the instructions above.

Move an app to a different page

You start with one page of apps. To make a new page, drag an app to the right edge of the screen. You might need to wait a second for the new page to appear. To delete a page, consolidate all your apps to another Home screen. When there are no apps present the page will delete.

When you have more than one page, a bright dot in a row of dots above the Dock shows you which page you’re on. You can move an app to a different page and create new pages:

If there are dots to the left or right of the bright dot, you can drag an app to the right side of the screen to move the app to the next page in that direction. Or swipe left to see the apps on that page.

If there are no dots to the right of the bright dot, dragging an app to that side of the screen makes a new page.