Since iOS version 4.2, Apple's iPad device has had the same folder creation ability as other Apple devices like the iPod Touch and iPhone. This allows you to organize the applications that are installed on your iPad into folders, as opposed to leaving them displayed one after the other on the main menu screen. Creating a folder is something that you must do in a type of icon-combination process.
Press down on and hold your finger over top of one of the icons on your iPad that you want to add to a folder. All of the icons on your iPad will begin to shake.
Drag this icon over top of another icon that you want to add to a folder. This will create a folder, named after what type of application the two icons represent. For example, a folder created with two entertainment related icons will be named "Entertainment."
Drag any other icons on your iPad that you want to add to the folder over top of the new folder icon. This will add those icons to that folder.
Press the "Home" button on your iPad to finish creating your new folder.
- The folders that you create in the iOS operating system on an iPad are used for storing application icons. This is aimed at helping with the organization of the icons on your menu. These folders are not for storing documents, like a file folder would be on a computer. This is the only type of folder you can create on an iPad.