Apps can be organized using folders on the iPhone Home Screen. You can store infrequently used apps in them to clear up the Home Screen or utilize folders to conceal apps that you don’t want others to see. The app folder is one of iOS’s best organizational features. Here’s how to Organize App Folders on iPhone and iPad.
We’ll show you how to make and manage folders on your iPhone and iPad in this lesson.
How to Create a New Folder on iPhone
On the iPhone Home Screen, here’s how to create an app folder.
1) Go into jiggle mode by pressing and holding any vacant place on the Home Screen until all apps begin to shake. Alternatively, press and hold an app icon until it begins to shake. Alternatively, long-press an app icon and select Edit Home Screen.
2) Drag one program icon over another by touching and holding it. Lift your finger only until you see a thin outline around the bottom app when doing this.
3) To escape jiggle mode, press anywhere else on the screen once the folder has been established.
Note that if you’re new to this, it can take a few tries to get everything correct. Once you’ve mastered it, you can easily create folders by tapping an app icon and dragging it over another app or folder.
Create a new page inside a folder
You can create a new page inside a folder once it has at least two apps. This is how:
1) Open the previously created folder.
2) Switch to jiggle mode. At the bottom of the folder, you’ll see two dots (or a new dot).
3) Press and drag one of the app icons to the right with one finger. Swipe left with another finger to access the second folder page. Place the app on the newly created folder page.
4) Repeat steps 1-3 to create more pages within the folder. Always keep in mind that each page must have at least one app.
Add apps to Folders on iPhone
Drag an app icon from the Home Screen onto an existing folder to add a new app.
To add multiple apps to a folder at once, slightly press and drag an app icon. Now, tap other app icons to bring them all together. Drag and drop the entire group into an existing folder with care.
Remove apps from folders on iPhone
Touch and hold the app icon and drag it out of the folder onto the Home Screen to remove it from the folder. If the folder does not instantly shrink and display the Home Screen while dragging, tap outside the folder to close it and display the Home Screen. Now, place the app in this location.
Rename App Folders on iPhone
1) Open a folder.
2) Hold down the current name until the applications begin to shake.
3) Press X and type the name of the new folder. You can also name the folder with only emojis.
Move folder from one Home Screen to another
A folder can be moved from one Home Screen to another in the same way that an app can.
1) Press and hold an empty place until the apps and folders begin to shake.
2) To move the folder to the neighboring Home Screen, drag it to the left or right side of the screen.
Add a folder to the iPhone Dock
To make a folder, touch an app on the Dock and drag it over another app on the Dock. However, this is a difficult task that may require several attempts to master.
As a result, make sure you have one vacant space on your iPhone Dock before adding a folder (that is, you have three or fewer apps on the Dock instead of the usual four). Then, from the iPhone Home Screen, drag an existing folder to the Dock.
Delete folder from iPhone Home Screen
The folder vanishes when you drag all of the apps out of it (or uninstall the folder’s apps).
If you press and hold a folder and then tap Remove Folder, the folder will be deleted and all of its apps will be moved to the App Library (not the Home Screen).
How to create a hidden folder on iPhone
Unless you jailbreak your iPhone, you won’t be able to create a hidden folder. You can create invisible folders after jailbreaking. Another option is to create a folder and then hide that Home Screen page, which will hide all apps and folders on that page.
How to lock a folder on iPhone
On the iPhone Home Screen, you can’t lock, secure, password protect or create a private folder. There are a couple of ways to lock folders on an iPhone if you are jailbreaking the device.
Can I create folders in App Library or Today View?
Only the iPhone Home Screen allows you to create folders, neither the App Library or Today View. App Library folders and categories are formed automatically, and users have no control over them.