With more than 650,000 apps tempting you in Apple's App Store, your iPhone screens can quickly become crowded. The phone accommodates up to 11 screens filled with app icons. When you fill those 11 screens, the next step is to create folders holding apps. Each folder holds up to 12 apps, and each of the iPhone's screens holds 16 app or folder icons. When you first make a folder, the iPhone assigns a name to it based on the apps in the folder. You can assign your own names to folders you create if you prefer, making it easy to identify what's in the folder when scanning your apps.
Hold your finger against any of the apps on your iPhone screen until all the apps start jiggling.
Slide your finger from right to left to navigate through each screen on your device until you arrive at the screen with one of the apps you want to move into a new folder.
Press and hold your finger against the app you want to move into a folder.
Move the app your finger is pressed against to the screen where another similar app is located; drop it on top of the second app and release your finger from the screen.
View the suggested folder name. Tap the "X" next to the name to delete the folder name and bring up a keyboard. Enter a new folder name using the keyboard and then tap the "Done" button on the keyboard.
Tap the folder icon directly above the folder name to minimize the app icons to the folder icon. Add additional apps to the folder by dragging and dropping them on the folder icon.
Press the "Home" button located directly beneath the iPhone's touch screen. The apps stop jiggling and lock into place.
- To remove a folder, remove the apps inside it and it disappears.
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