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How to Make Folders in iPhone Home Screen to keep similar apps together

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Apple’s iOS mobile platform doesn’t offer any app launcher. So, all the apps icons are always on the home screen hiding your phone’s wallpaper. But you can reduce the clutter on the home screen by making folders to keep similar apps together. This makes it easier to use the phone and find all similar apps at once place. You won’t have to swipe through different home screens to find the app you want to use. If you are new to the iOS platform and do not know how to create a folder, this article is for you. In this article, I will tell you how to create a folder on your iPhone’s home screen and keep apps together.

How to Create Folders and Group Apps on the iPhone

To create a folder, you need at least two apps. You can create a folder for keeping a single app and this also doesn’t make sense at all. So decide what two apps you want to keep together in a folder.

Step 1: Lightly tap and hold one of the apps until all apps on the screen start shaking.

Step 2: Then drag one of the apps on the top of the other. It will merge the apps to create a folder and you will now see both the icons in the folder.

Make Folders in iPhone Home Screen

Step 3: At the top, you will have the option to edit the folder name. By default. iOS uses the App Store category of the apps to suggest a name.

Make Folders in iPhone Home Screen

Step 4: To add more apps in the folder tap outside of the folder to go back to the Home screen. Now drag and drop any other app on the top of the folder. The iOS will automatically put the app in the folder. Keep this for all the apps you want to keep insider the folder.

Step 5: When you have added all the apps, click on the home button or swipe up to save the new arrangement.

Also see: How To Set Time Limit For An App On IOS

How to Remove an App From Folder on iPhone

If you want to remove an app from a folder, you can do that just like you added. Follow the given steps.

Step 1: Tap and hold the folder until the folder starts wiggling.

Step 2: Tap on the folder and it will open the folder showing all the apps icons wiggling.

Step 3: Now drag the app out of the folder onto the home screen.

Step 4: Click on home or swipe up to save the new arrangement.

Also see: How To Check iPhone’s Battery Health

How to Delete a Folder on the iPhone

If you want to delete a folder, you need to first drag all the apps out of the folder on to the home screen. I have already told you how to move an app from the folder. When you drag all the apps out of the folder, the folder will disappear. Then press the home or swipe up to save the changes you have made.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to create and manage apps in folders on an iPhone. If you want to reduce the clutter and arrange apps properly, you can use folders. I have already told you how to delete a folder or remove an app from a folder. In case you still have a problem, you can ask using the comments section.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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