How to Delete an App Folder on the iPhone 6

Folders are a great way to organize your apps and clear away the clutter that can occur after downloading a large number of apps to your iPhone. But putting apps in folders is also a great way to lose track of them, or forget that you even have an app. If you find that this happens to you repeatedly, then it may be helpful to simply delete a folder and put your apps directly on your Home screen.

But a folder itself cannot be deleted. Instead, you need to remove all of the apps from the folder in order for the folder to disappear. Once the last app has been removed from the folder, then the folder will no longer be shown on your screen. Our guide below will show you how to move apps out of a folder on your iPhone.

Deleting a Folder on the iPhone 6

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 6, in iOS 8. These same steps will work for most other iPhone models in most other versions of iOS as well.

Note that it is not possible to simultaneously delete multiple apps on your iPhone. If you wish to delete all of the apps inside of a folder, then you will need to do so individually. It is not possible to delete default iPhone apps. If an app does not have a small x at the top-left corner after tapping and holding the app icon, then it cannot be deleted.

Step 1: Locate the folder that you wish to delete, then tap it to open the folder.

locate a folder

Step 2: Tap and hold an app inside of the folder until all of the apps start to shake.

tap and hold an app inside the folder

Step 3: Drag an app out of the bottom of the folder, then place the app directly on your Home screen.

drag the app out of the bottom of the folder

Step 4: Open the folder again, and drag the rest of the apps out of the folder as well. Once the last app has been removed from the folder, the folder will be deleted. You can then press the Home button under your screen to make the apps stop shaking.

If you do not wish to keep the apps that are inside of the folder (meaning that you wish to delete the app and all of its’ data from your iPhone), then you can tap the small x at the top-left corner of the app –

tap the x on the app icon

Then you can tap the Delete button to confirm that you wish to delete the app. As mentioned previously, default apps cannot be deleted, and will not have the small x at the top-left corner. Once you have finished moving and deleting apps, press the Home button under your screen to make the apps stop shaking.

tap the delete button

Are you looking for a specific app, such as your Settings app, but you can’t find it? This article offers a few suggestions for locating elusive apps on your iPhone.

More About the Extras or Utilities Folder on the iPhone

The Utilities folder on an iPhone has a plethora of useful programs and equipment that can assist you in making the most of your device. The Utilities folder contains all of the tools you’ll need to keep your iPhone running well, such as tools for tracking battery life and diagnosing network connection problems.

The Battery app, one of the most popular in the Utilities section, allows you to monitor the condition of your battery and alter your settings to extend its life. With the help of this software, you can check how much battery life you still have, which apps are using the most power, and even get suggestions on how to save battery life.

Another useful app in the Utilities section is the Voice Memos software, which allows you to record audio notes and save them for later use. Voice Memos is a handy tool for being organized and on top of your schedule, whether you need to recollect a grocery list, record a lecture, or simply record a quick reminder.

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For those who enjoy tinkering with device settings, the Accessibility folder in Utilities is a great place to do it. You’ll find a number of options here to improve your user experience, such as bolder font, larger text, and voiceover for persons who are blind or visually impaired.

The Utilities category contains various powerful troubleshooting tools that can help you identify and resolve issues with your device. For example, the Network Utility software can help you test your network connection and identify any issues that may be causing dropped connections or slow speeds.

In addition to these handy features, the Utilities category provides a number of other useful tools that can simplify your life. The Utilities section has something for everyone, from the Compass app, which can help you navigate a strange location, to the Stocks app, which helps you to keep track of your investments.

In general, everyone who wants to get the most out of their iPhone should use the Utilities folder. The Utilities folder contains everything you need to stay on top of your game, whether you need to modify your settings, troubleshoot issues, or simply stay organized. So, why not spend some time today browsing the apps and resources in the Utilities folder? You never know what kind of hidden riches you might come into!