How to Create Folder on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Creating a Folder on Android

Are you tired of having a cluttered home screen on your Android device? Organizing your apps into folders can help you find them easily and make your device look clean and tidy. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a folder on Android.

Step 1: Access Your Home Screen

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the home screen. This is usually achieved by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Long Press an App

Next, locate an app that you want to include in the folder. Long press on the app icon until a menu appears. This action will trigger the edit mode for your home screen.

Step 3: Drag and Drop

Once in edit mode, drag and drop the app icon onto another app that you want to include in the same folder. A folder will automatically be created, and both apps will be placed inside it.


  • You can add more apps: To add more apps to the folder, simply long press on an additional app icon and drag it onto the existing folder.
  • You can rename the folder: By default, Android assigns a generic name to each new folder. To rename it, long press on the folder icon and select “Rename” from the context menu.
  • You can customize the folder’s appearance: Some Android devices allow you to change the color or style of folders. To do this, long press on the folder icon, select “Edit”, and explore available customization options.

Step 4: Accessing Apps within the Folder

Now that you have created a folder, you may wonder how to access the apps contained within it. Simply tap on the folder icon, and it will expand, revealing the apps inside. You can then select any app from the folder to launch it.

Step 5: Rearranging and Removing Apps

If you wish to rearrange the order of apps within a folder, long press on an app icon, and then drag it to your desired position. To remove an app from a folder, long press on its icon within the folder and drag it outside of the folder.


Some devices may have additional options: Depending on your Android device’s manufacturer or software version, there might be additional options available for organizing folders. Feel free to explore your device’s settings or consult its user manual for more information.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to create a folder on Android.

Folders are a great way to keep your favorite and frequently used apps organized and easily accessible. Start decluttering your home screen today by creating folders for different categories of apps.

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