How to Make Folders on iPhone?

How to Make Folders on iPhone? One of the coolest new features presented in iOS 14 is the App Library. It cleans up the home screen by organizing nearly all applications into pre-set categories. That way, you can shove your most-used apps on the top screen, while everything else is tucked away — no more endless app pages. Just swipe a finger left to see all your grouped applications on a single screen.

However, what if you need to cram precise apps into a single folder? For example, you may need Microsoft Teams, Asana, Microsoft Word, and a few others in a central location, but they’re scattered throughout the App Library. Sure, you can drag them all onto the home screen separately, but that’s just messy, and you don’t want messy. You want a neat home screen, and that’s where folders come in.

This guide reveals to you how to make a folder on an iPhone. These instructions have dragging apps out of the App Library so you can actually make a folder. We also show you how to make a new folder in the Files app.

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How to Make Folders on iPhone?

Move an app to the home screen

Follow these instructions if the apps you want to put into a folder are not already on the home screen. If they are, move on to the next instruction set.

  • On the home screen, swipe a finger left to load the App Library.
  • Find the application you want to move and long-press on it.
  • A pop-up menu appears on the screen. Choose to Add to the home screen if it’s available and iOS 14 will automatically add it to the next available app slot on the home screen. That’s it.

If you don’t notice that option (most apps don’t have it), continue on to Step 4.

  • Wait for the pop-up menu to fade and iOS will place the app on the home screen in edit mode. Move the bouncy app as needed.
  • Press the Home button to conclude or tap the Done button in the top right corner on phones without a Home button.

Create an app folder

With the applications on your home screen, you can now group them together into the ideal folder.

  • Long press on an app you like to add to a folder.
  • Wait for the pop-up menu to disappear. You’ll notice the app jiggle in place with a “minus” icon in the top left corner of its logo.
  • Drag it on top of another app.

After a few seconds, an open folder occurs on the screen with the second app inside.

  • Drag the First app into the folder.
  • Click on the Folder label above to change the name if needed. Generally, iOS automatically generates a label based on the apps you pair together, as shown above.
  • Click outside the folder to return to the home screen.
  • Click the Home button to complete or tap the Done button in the top right corner on phones without a Home button.

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Add another app to the folder

These instructions think you already have the app added to the home screen.

  • Long-press on an application you want to add to a folder.
  • Click Edit home screen on the pop-up menu, or just wait until the menu disappears.
  • The application jiggles in place with a minus icon in the top left corner of its logo. Click and hold on to the app and drag it onto the folder until the folder fills the screen.
  • Drag the app into the folder.
  • Click the Home button to complete or tap the Done button in the top right corner on phones without a Home button.

Delete an app folder

Sick of folders on your home screen? Bring their apps back to the App Library.

  • Long-press on the folder until a pop-up menu displays.
  • Tap Delete Folder on the menu.
  • A prompt seems to ask you to confirm the removal of the app(s) inside the folder. Tap Remove from the home screen to continue.

Note: Removing an application from the folder and/or home screen does not delete it from your App Library.

Now that we’ve formed a folder for apps, let’s move on to creating a folder for files.

Create a file folder

You cannot make a file folder on the home screen as you can on a Mac. Rather, you create folders within file management apps. Here we use the native Files app on iOS 14.

  • Open the Files app.
  • Click on the location where you want to add a folder, like On My Phone or iCloud Drive.
  • Choose the Three-dot ellipsis icon located in the top right corner.
  • Click on the New Folder option in the drop-down menu.
  • Use the on-screen keyboard to name the new folder.
  • Click the Home button to complete or tap the Done button in the top right corner on phones without a Home button.

Delete a file folder

  • Long-tap on the folder you want to delete.
  • Select Delete on the pop-up menu.

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