iPhone apps are great. They provide convenient, quick ways to access applications, websites and services that you use a lot. But, because of their usefulness, you may find that you have too many on your phone. However, you don’t want to eliminate any apps because you still use them, so you want to be able to group them into folders, like you would on a laptop or desktop computer. Luckily the iPhone 5 has a way for you to do this, although it is not something that is immediately obvious. So continue reading below to learn how to create app folders on your iPhone 5.
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How to make App Folders on the iPhone 5
It is important to note that this is slightly different than creating folders on your Mac or Windows computer. Your iPhone is going to automatically create a folder with a name that describes the types of applications contained within that folder. But, once the folder has been created, you can move it around on your phone the same way that you would any other installed app. You can also give the folder a different name, if you so choose.
Step 1: Hold your finger on one of the apps that you want to put into a folder until the app shakes and an X appears in the upper-left corner.
Step 2: Drag the icon on top of one of the other apps that you want to include in the folder. It will create the folder automatically once the apps are positioned correctly. It can be a little tricky to get the positioning right, so just keep at it until the folder is created.
Step 3: Tap inside the folder name field at the top of the folder section on the screen, then type your desired name for the folder and tap Done when you are finished.
Step 4: Drag any other apps on top of this folder to include them.
If you decide later that you want to remove an app from your created folder, simply tap the folder once to open it, then hold your finger on the app you want to remove and drag it to the desired spot on one of your home screens.
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