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How To Make Folders on iPhone

Folders On Iphone

If you have an iPhone and need to sort out some apps, pictures, videos, etc. But, you don’t know how to make folders on iPhone, you have come to the right place.

Creating a folder on an iPhone is so much easier than you think, and it only takes a few steps to make a folder in any location.

I will show you some simple steps that will help you make folders on your iPhone. Besides, I will also share some simple tricks to create, edit, or customize folders.

How To Make Folders on iPhone

There is no rocket science behind creating a folder on iPhone; you can do it in less than a minute. But, it depends on what type of folder or folders you want to create. There is a different way to create each type of folder.

For example, if you want to make a folder to keep your apps, there would be a difference. Similarly, if you’re going to make a folder to save your photos or videos, there would be another way.

So, let’s discuss how you can create a folder on your iPhone to keep your Apps.

Create a Folder on iPhone for Apps

Creating a folder on the iPhone for categorizing or sorting apps is very easy. Just follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Choose any app and long press on it.
  2. After a few seconds, you will be able to drag that app.
  3. Now, drag that app upon another app and wait for a few moments.
  4. When to below app start to juggle, drop the dragged app.
  5. A folder will be automatically created, and both the apps will be placed in it.
  6. Now you can drag and drop other apps into that folder easily.

You will have to keep a minimum of 2 apps in the folder. Otherwise, it will be deleted automatically.

Rename Apps Folder

In order to rename an apps folder, follow the given steps:

  1. Press and hold the target folder that you need to rename.
  2. After a few moments, a list will appear below with different options.
  3. Now, click on the Rename.
  4. The current name of the folder will appear; you can remove it and rename it accordingly.

Delete Apps Folder on iPhone Without Losing Apps

Sometimes you accidentally create an app folder, but you realize that you didn’t need it later on. So, you want to delete it without losing apps.

Follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold or long-press the required folder that you need to delete.
  2. A list of different options will appear.
  3. Look for the option “Remove Folder.
  4. Click on it, and a warning will appear, so confirm that warning.
  5. All the apps from that particular folder will appear on the home screen.

This is how your apps folder will be deleted without losing your apps.

Create a Folder on your iPhone to Keep Photos or Videos

There are two methods to make a folder for photos or videos on iPhone. Let’s discuss them both.

Method #1: Create a Folder in Photos App

Below are the simple steps to make a folder on iPhone to keep photos or videos:

  1. Open the “Photos” App.
  2. Look at the top right corner; you will see a “+” sign.
  3. Long press on it, and a window will appear.
  4. Here you will see two options, and the second one will be “New Folder.”
  5. Click on it, and another window will appear.
  6. Now here, you will have to name the folder and confirm it.
  7. The folder will be created, and you can easily keep photos or videos in it.

Method #2: Create a Folder in Files App

Here are the simple steps to make a folder in iPhone’s files app.

  1. Go inside the “Files” App.
  2. Now choose the “On My iPhone” option.
  3. Scroll down to the last and long press on the empty area.
  4. Long press until some options will be appeared.
  5. The first option you will see will be “New Folder.”
  6. Click on it and choose the name of the folder and confirm it.
  7. The folder will be created, and you can easily keep your files, pictures, or videos in it.

Create a Subfolder Inside a Folder on iPhone

Suppose you want to create a subfolder inside a folder on your iPhone. You can easily do that by following the steps given below.

  1. Go inside that particular folder and long press on the empty area.
  2. You will see three options, and the first one will be “New Folder.”
  3. Click on this option and enter the name of the folder and confirm it.
  4. The folder will be automatically created within a second.


Here I have discussed some easy tricks and methods to create different types of folders on iPhone. I hope these methods will help you. Kindly share your experience or thoughts in the comment section below. You can also share some other techniques if you know one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make an empty folder on my iPhone home screen?

You can’t make an empty folder on your iPhone’s home screen. You will have to keep at least two apps inside that folder unless the folder is deleted automatically, and your apps will return on the home screen.

Although there are some ways to create an empty folder using third-party apps, they are not recommended as they may slow down your iPhone.

Can you make folders within folders on iPhone 13?

The answer to this question is quite tricky. You can make folders within folders in the “Files” App.

On the other hand, you can’t make folders within folders on the home screen.

Can you combine folders on iPhone?

While there is no official way to combine or merge folders on iPhone, you can still get all the apps into one folder.

Simply drag and drop one folder onto another, and all of the apps will be transferred from the first folder to the second.

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