How to Create Folders on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Creating folders on your Android device can help you organize your apps and files, making it easier to find and access them. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to create folders on your Android device.

Step 1: Unlock your Android Device

First, make sure your Android device is unlocked and on the home screen.

Step 2: Locate an App or File

Locate the app or file that you want to place in a folder. Long press on the app or file icon until a menu appears.


If you are creating a folder for files, skip this step and proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Drag and Drop

Drag the app or file icon onto another app or file icon that you want to include in the same folder. Release your finger to drop it onto the other icon. This action will create a new folder containing both apps or files.


  • You can add more apps or files to the folder by dragging and dropping them onto the folder icon.
  • You can rearrange apps or files within a folder by dragging and dropping them in the desired order.

Step 4: Naming the Folder

To give your folder a name, tap on “Unnamed Folder” at the top of the folder window. Enter a name for your folder using the virtual keyboard that appears on your screen. Tap “OK” when you are finished naming it.

Step 5: Accessing Your Folder

To access your newly created folder, simply tap on its icon from your home screen or app drawer. The folder will open, and you can now view and access the apps or files it contains.

Step 6: Removing Apps or Files from a Folder

If you want to remove an app or file from a folder, open the folder and long press on the app or file icon. Drag it out of the folder and release your finger to remove it.


  • If you remove all the apps or files from a folder, the folder will automatically be deleted.
  • You can also delete a folder by dragging it onto the “Remove” section that appears at the top of your screen when you are rearranging icons.

Congratulations! You now know how to create folders on your Android device. Use this feature to keep your apps and files organized and easily accessible.

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