How to Make Folders on Your iPhone Home Screen

Organize your iPhone home screen!
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I know what it means to have a messy iPhone home screen. Not only have I seen my share of messy home screens during my years of tech experience, but I've also got a real problem with keeping my own home screen organized. I tend to be a very organized person in general, but every few months I have to do some maintenance to my home screen.

Apps tend to accumulate after downloading one too many games and third-party apps, making my home screen messier than usual. Luckily, built into an iPhone's iOS, there are many ways iPhone users can customize their home screen to get it organized so you can find all your favorite apps.

In this guide, I show you how to create folders on your iPhone home screen in under a minute!

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Go to Your Home Screen

Open up your iPhone, unlock it, and go to your home screen.

Find the Apps

Look for the apps you want to put into a folder together. Start with one category.

In my case, I have a few TV related apps scattered across my home screen. So, find a couple apps that have enough in common to be in the same folder.

Press and Hold

Press and hold down one of the apps you are wanting to put in a folder. Hold it down until it shakes and you are able to edit the home screen. Then, let go.

Drag one App

The apps on your home screen should all be shaking. Drag one of the apps you want in the folder ontop of the other app you want in the folder.

Check out Your Folder

A folder will be automatically created and a default title is created based on the types of apps your've put into the folder. In this case, the default name was "entertainment."

Now, take a moment to decide if you like the title of the folder or want to add more apps to the folder.

Edit Your Folder

To edit the folder name, click the "x" next to the folder title. You may have to press the folder name briefly first to be able to edit it. Then, the keyboard will pop up, so that you can change it accordingly.

To add other apps to the folder try the following:

  1. Go to your home screen.
  2. Press and hold the app you want to add to the folder.
  3. When it starts jiggling, let go.
  4. Drag and drop the app into the folder.

As you can see, I added another app to my folder that was relevant and renamed it "TV."

That's it! Now, keep going until your home screen is just how you want it.

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