How to Create iPhone Folders

One of the major changes to the iPhone’s OS 4 was the ability to create folders. The phone uses an “intelligent naming” system that makes it easy to know what is in each folder. You can have up to twelve different apps in any one folder and create a maximum of 180, meaning that this new feature can help you organise more than 2000 apps on one iPhone!

Here is how to create folders on your iPhone:

  • Figure out which apps you want in each folder. You cannot put a single app into a folder by itself so you need to identify at least two that will go together, for example, your favourite games.
  • Tap and hold the first app you want to add to a folder. Hold it down until all of the apps on the screen begin to shake.
  • You are now ready to create your folder. This is done by dragging the app you are holding over to the other application you want to add to the folder. Drag it directly on top of the second app to create the folder. It really is that simple!
  • Once you have done this, you will see some information on the bottom of the iPhone’s screen. This includes a name for the folder which has been generated by the intelligent naming system. It also displays the names of the two apps.
  • If you want to change the name of the folder, all you need to do is tap on the name at the bottom of the screen. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the name that you want.
  • You can continue adding up to 12 apps to a single folder. Simply drag the other applications over to the folder that has been created using the same tap-hold-drag method as before.
  • After you have added all of the items into the folder that you want, simply go HOME. The changes will be saved automatically. That’s it!

Once you have created an iPhone folder, you can edit it at any time. Tap on the folder that you want to edit and hold it until it begins to shake. Tap on it again and the folder’s contents will be revealed at the bottom of the screen. Pull more apps that you want to add into the folder just like before and drag out any apps that you want to remove. If you take all of the apps out of the folder then it will simply be deleted.

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