Where is the Utilities Folder on the iPhone?


Earlier versions of the iOS operating system included a Utilities folder that contained some apps such as Contacts, Calculator, and Voice Memos. It was often confusing for people to find items in this folder, as it was located on the second Home screen, which was something that they might not yet know they had.

The current version of iOS (iOS 7 as of the time of this writing) replaced this Utilities folder with an Extras folder. You can find the Extras folder by swiping to the left on the first Home screen.

swipe left on home screen

 

 

You can then tap the Extras folder at the top-left corner to find the apps that are contained within it.

open the extras folder

 

 

By default, these apps will include the Contacts and Calculator apps.

contents of extras folder

 

 

If you have moved your apps around, then your Extras folder might be located somewhere else. If you are having trouble finding it, then you can reset your Home screen layout by navigating to Settings > General > Reset and selecting the reset Home Screen Layout option.

touch the reset home screen layout button

 

 

If you were not specifically looking for the Utilities or the Extras folder on your iPhone, then you might instead be referring to the Settings menu. This is the menu that allows you to change most of the configurable options on your iPhone, such as ringtones, wallpapers, passcodes and more.

tap the settings icon

 

 

If you are just getting used to your iPhone and are still learning your way around, then you should visit our iPhone categories page. There are many articles there which can teach you how to customize the options that you might dislike about your iPhone.

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