How to Create a New Folder on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Creating a New Folder on iPhone

Do you often find yourself struggling to locate specific apps on your iPhone? With the multitude of apps available, it’s easy for your home screen to become cluttered and unorganized.

Luckily, Apple provides a simple solution – creating folders! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of creating a new folder on your iPhone.

Step 1: Unlock Your iPhone

If your iPhone is locked, simply press the Home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to unlock it. You will be directed to your home screen.

Step 2: Locate the Apps You Want to Organize

Take a moment to review your home screen and identify the apps you want to include in your new folder. Keep in mind that you can only add apps that are currently on your home screen.

Step 3: Press and Hold an App

To initiate the folder creation process, press and hold any app icon until all the icons on your home screen start shaking. This signifies that you are in edit mode.

Step 4: Drag an App onto Another App

Select one of the apps you wish to include in your new folder and drag it over another app icon. As you do this, you’ll notice that both icons merge into a single folder icon.

Step 5: Name Your Folder

Tapping on the newly created folder will open a small window where you can name it. This name should reflect the category or purpose of the apps within. For example, if you’re creating a folder for social media apps, consider naming it “Social”.


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  • If you want to add more apps to your newly created folder, simply drag and drop them onto the folder icon.

Step 6: Add More Apps (Optional)

If you have additional apps you want to include in the folder, simply go back to your home screen, enter edit mode again by pressing and holding an app, and drag them onto the folder icon.


  • If you have many apps within a single folder, consider organizing them further by creating subfolders. Just follow the same steps outlined above!
  • To remove an app from a folder, open the folder, press and hold the app icon until it starts shaking, and then drag it out of the folder onto your home screen or another existing folder.

Step 7: Exit Edit Mode

To exit edit mode and save your changes, press the Home button once again or swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Your newly created folders will now be visible on your home screen!

By organizing your apps into folders, you can create a more streamlined and efficient iPhone experience. Gone are the days of endless scrolling in search of a particular app. With just a few simple steps, you can take control of your home screen and find what you need with ease.

Takeaway: Creating folders on your iPhone is a quick and easy way to keep your apps organized. With these simple steps, you can declutter your home screen and locate your favorite apps in no time!

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