Greetings to all iPhone users! Smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and entertain ourselves. The iPhone offers a seamless user experience with its advanced features and sleek design. One of the most important features that make iPhone user-friendly is the ability to organize apps into folders.
Organizing your iPhone apps into folders can save you a lot of time and effort in finding the app you need. Folders make it easy to access frequently used apps, and they also make it simple to declutter your home screen. In this guide, we will show you how to make folders on iPhone.
In this guide, you will learn how to:
- Create folders on iPhone
- Organize apps into folders
- Customize folder names and colors
- Add, delete, and move apps within a folder
- Move folders on your home screen
- Use Siri to create folders
By the end of this guide, you will have a well-organized iPhone that meets your specific needs. Let’s get started!
How to Make Folders on iPhone
Creating folders on iPhone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Here’s how:
Step 1: Decide which apps you want to include in the folder
Before creating a folder, think about which apps you want to include. It’s important to group apps that have a similar function or purpose. For example, you can group all social media apps in one folder, productivity apps in another folder, and games in a separate folder.
Step 2: Tap and hold an app until it starts shaking
To create a folder, you need to tap and hold an app until it starts shaking. This indicates that the app is ready to be moved or edited.
Step 3: Drag the app over another app
While still holding the first app, drag it over another app that you want to include in the folder. This will create a new folder with the two apps inside.
Step 4: Rename the folder
Once the folder is created, you can rename it by tapping on the text field and typing in the new name. Choose a name that describes the apps in the folder or use an emoji to make it stand out.
Step 5: Add more apps to the folder
To add more apps to the folder, simply drag them over the folder until it opens. Then, drop the app inside the folder. Repeat this step for each app you want to add to the folder.
Step 6: Re-arrange apps within the folder
Once you’ve created a folder and added apps, you can re-arrange the order of the apps within the folder. Tap and hold an app until it starts shaking, then drag it to a new location within the folder.
Step 7: Move the folder to a new location on your home screen
If you want to move the folder to a new location on your home screen, tap and hold the folder until it starts shaking, then drag it to a new location. You can also move the folder to a new page by dragging it to the edge of the screen.
Customizing Folders on iPhone
Customizing folders on iPhone can help you to quickly identify them on your home screen. Here are some tips to make your folders stand out:
Change the Folder Name
By default, folders are named based on the app categories in them. You can change the name of the folder by tapping on the text field and typing in a new name. Choose a name that best describes the apps in the folder or use an emoji to make it stand out.
Change the Folder Color
You can change the color of a folder to make it stand out on your home screen. To do this, tap and hold the folder until it starts shaking, then tap on “Edit” in the top-right corner of the screen. Choose a new color and tap “Done” to save the changes.
Add a Folder Icon
You can also add a custom icon to your folder by using the Shortcuts app. This can help you to easily identify the folder on your home screen. Here’s how:
- Download and open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone
- Tap the “+” icon in the top-right corner to create a new shortcut
- Tap “Add Action” and search for “Open App”
- Select “Open App” and choose the app you want to include in the folder
- Tap the three dots in the top-right corner and select “Add to Home Screen”
- Choose a name for the shortcut and tap “Add”
- Tap and hold the shortcut until it starts shaking, then drag it over the folder you want to customize
- When the folder opens, tap and hold the shortcut until it starts shaking, then drag it to the top-left corner of the folder
- The shortcut will now appear as a custom icon for the folder
1. Can I remove a folder from my home screen?
Yes, you can remove a folder from your home screen by tapping and holding it until it starts shaking, then tapping the “Remove” button that appears. This will delete the folder and all the apps inside it.
2. How many apps can I add to a folder?
You can add up to 216 apps to a single folder on iPhone.
3. Can I create folders within folders?
No, you cannot create folders within folders on iPhone.
4. How do I delete an app from a folder?
To delete an app from a folder, tap and hold the app until it starts shaking, then drag it out of the folder.
5. Can I move an app from one folder to another?
Yes, you can move an app from one folder to another by dragging it out of the original folder and into the new one.
6. How do I find a specific app in a folder?
To find a specific app in a folder, swipe down on your home screen to bring up the search bar. Type in the name of the app and it will appear in the search results.
7. Can I change the order of folders on my home screen?
Yes, you can change the order of folders on your home screen by tapping and holding a folder until it starts shaking, then dragging it to a new location.
8. Can I use Siri to create folders?
Yes, you can use Siri to create folders on iPhone. Simply activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or pressing the home button, then say “Create a folder” and follow the prompts.
9. How do I delete a folder?
To delete a folder, tap and hold it until it starts shaking, then tap the “Remove” button that appears. This will delete the folder and all the apps inside it.
10. Can I add folders to the dock?
Yes, you can add folders to the dock on iPhone by dragging them to the bottom of the screen.
11. Can I add a folder to the Files app?
No, you cannot add a folder to the Files app on iPhone.
12. Can I change the size of a folder?
No, you cannot change the size of a folder on iPhone.
13. How do I access the apps in a folder?
To access the apps in a folder, tap on the folder to open it. Then, tap on the app you want to use.
Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to make folders on iPhone, organize your apps, and customize your folders to suit your personal style. By following the steps in this guide, you can easily create folders on your iPhone and have a more organized home screen.
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The information provided in this guide is for educational purposes only. We do not guarantee that the methods described in this guide will work on all iPhone models, iOS versions, or in all countries or regions. Use these methods at your own risk.
|1||Decide which apps you want to include in the folder|
|2||Tap and hold an app until it starts shaking|
|3||Drag the app over another app|
|4||Rename the folder|
|5||Add more apps to the folder|
|6||Re-arrange apps within the folder|
|7||Move the folder to a new location on your home screen|