How to Make Folder on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Creating folders on your Android device can help you organize your apps and files more efficiently. Whether you want to group similar apps together or tidy up your home screen, making a folder is a simple and effective solution. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to create a folder on Android.

Step 1: Unlock Your Device

First, unlock your Android device by pressing the power button or using your fingerprint or PIN.

Step 2: Locate the App or File

To create a folder, you need to find the app or file that you want to add to it. This can be done by scrolling through your home screen or accessing the app drawer.

Step 3: Long Press on the App or File

Bold Text: Once you have found the app or file, long press on it until a menu appears.

Step 4: Drag and Drop

Underlined Text: After long pressing on the app or file, drag it towards another app or file that you want to include in the folder. As you drag, a circle with a plus sign should appear.


  • List Item 1: It is important to note that not all Android devices have the same interface. Some devices may automatically create a folder when two apps are dragged together, while others may require manual creation.
  • List Item 2: If your device does not automatically create a folder, continue to follow these steps.

Step 5: Drop and Name Your Folder

Bold Text: Once you have placed the app or file over another app or file, release your finger to drop it. This will create a folder containing both items.

Next, tap on the newly created folder to open it.

You will notice that the folder does not have a name yet. To name your folder:

  • List Item 1: Long press on the folder until a menu appears.
  • List Item 2: Tap on the option that says “Rename” or “Edit Name”.
  • List Item 3: Enter the desired name for your folder using the on-screen keyboard.
  • List Item 4: Tap “OK” or “Save” to confirm the name change.

Step 6: Add More Apps or Files to Your Folder

Bold Text: To add more apps or files to your newly created folder, simply long press on an app or file and drag it into the folder. You can repeat this step for each item you want to include in the folder.

Step 7: Rearrange Your Folders

Underlined Text: If you want to rearrange your folders on your home screen, long press on a folder and drag it to your desired location. You can place folders next to each other or even create folders within folders for further organization.


  • List Item 1: The process of creating and managing folders may vary slightly depending on your Android device’s manufacturer and software version.
  • List Item 2: If you are unable to create folders using these steps, consult your device’s user manual or visit the manufacturer’s support website for further assistance.

Congratulations! You now know how to create folders on your Android device.

By organizing your apps and files, you can easily access and navigate through your device’s content. Enjoy a clutter-free home screen and improved productivity!

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