If you’re new to the iPhone, you may be wondering how to create a folder. It’s a pretty simple process. In this tech guide I’m going to walk you through with a step-by-step tutorial on creating folders in any iPhone, whether you have iPhone X, iPhone 12, 13, or even iPhone 5s. The process is similar in all versions of the iPhone.
Step to Create folders on iPhone
To create a folder on your iPhone, first tap and hold your finger on any app icon until all the icons start wiggling. Then, drag one app icon on top of another. Doing this will create a new folder that includes both of the selected apps. You can then name the folder and move other apps into it.
Step by step text based guide
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Steps to create, rename, and remove folders on iPhone
- Press and hold anywhere on the Home Screen
Press and hold anywhere on the Home Screen until the apps start jiggling and the edit option appears.
- Drag an app onto another app
To create a folder, drag and drop an app onto another app. For example, I dragged my “Maps” app onto the “News” app for this particular tutorial. Now, both apps will be in a folder.
- Rename a folder
Generally, iPhone is advanced in understanding app types, and whenever you move, it will automatically name their folder based on the types of apps in that folder. Like in my case, it automatically named the folder. But what if you want to change it? Well, press and hold on to the newly created folder or an existing one to open folder settings. Then click on rename, enter the name you want to call it, and press Done.
- Delete a folder
Like renaming a folder, press and hold on to the folder you want to be deleted until the folder settings appear. Tap on the Remove folder; then it will ask you to confirm that you’re removing it from Home Screen and click on “Remove from Home Screen.”
Common questions related to folders on iPhone
To move an app into a folder on iPhone, drag the app onto the folder you want.
To create a folder in Files on iPhone, open the “Files” app. Then choose where you want to create a folder, i.e., iCloud Drive or On My iPhone. Let’s say in On My iPhone, then open it up. Tap on the three dots in a circle icon at the top-right side of your iPhone. Then choose “New Folder” from the options.
If you accidentally delete a photo album folder, you have 30 days to get it back from your Recently Deleted album. When you recover the album folder, they go back into your All Photos album.
1. Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab.
2. Open the Recently Deleted album and tap Select.
3. Tap each photo or video that you want to keep.
4. Tap Recover and confirm that you want to recover the photos.
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