Create and manage folders in iOS devices

The article will cover two methods: one can be used directly on your iOS device, and the other can be used via iTunes.

The article will cover two methods: one can be used directly on your iOS device, and the other can be used via iTunes.

From the beginning, Mac OS provided a directory to organize files. But this is not shown on the iPhone. It was not until June 2010, when iOS 4 was released, new folders were found on iOS devices.

Your iPhone device has only a few apps preloaded, but during use, you'll install more, maybe from a few dozen to hundreds of applications. Meanwhile, despite some drawbacks, the iOS folder also gives you a simple way to streamline the main screens.

If you are not familiar with directory manipulation, the article will present two methods to create and manage them: one can be used directly on your iOS device, and the other can be used via iTunes. Then there are a few tutorials and tips on directories. Don't worry whether iOS 5 will have all of these factors when it is released this fall. From what we find out in the upcoming release version, the folder feature remains unchanged.

Create a folder on the device

A method of creating folders is done right on your iOS device like your iPhone or iPad. To create a folder, you need to drag an application onto another application.

Create and manage folders in iOS devices Picture 1 1. Press and hold an application icon on your phone until all icons start to shake slightly.

2. When the icons shake slightly, tap and drag one of the applications you want to a folder onto another application. (If you mistakenly touch the X on a shaking application icon, in theory you want to delete this icon. But iOS will prompt you to confirm whether you really want to delete the application.) After you set First icon up on another icon a few seconds, a new folder is created.

3. By default, iOS will try to name this new folder according to the type of applications you put into it. Of course, you have the right to change the directory name. Just touch the field to display the name and correct the name as you like.

Create and manage folders in iOS devices Picture 2 4. At this time, the application is still shaking slightly. If you want to add more applications to this new folder, tap the outside of the black background of the folder, on any of the rest of the main screen after the application. If you want to bring an application from another home screen, you can surf to that screen, and carefully drag the application to the screen where you want to put the application. To do so, drag the icon to the screen cover and hold it there until the device switches to the next screen.

5. Once all the applications have been added to the new folder, click the Home key to stop the icons from shaking.

If you want to move multiple applications into the directory, this may be cumbersome and time-consuming, especially when you make a lot of navigation. Fortunately, you can do this right in iTunes.

Create a folder with iTunes

Create and manage folders in iOS devices Picture 3 1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac, click on the name of the device on the iTunes side bar - this name will appear under Devices .

2. Click the Apps tab (Application). Now you can click between the main screens and drag and drop applications onto each other (just like you do on iPhone) to create folders. Although not yet clear, you can use the iTunes search box (in the upper right corner) to select through the application list. Finding applications in this way is much easier, whereby you can drag from the filtered list on the left side of the iTunes window, and drop them into the folder.

Create and manage folders in iOS devices Picture 4

3. Like on iPhone, you can also rename your folder from this screen.

4. When done, click Sync to update your device.

Reason for need of folder

If you have not used the folder yet, you may wonder why you should try to organize the group of applications on iOS devices. But if you decide to use it, you will see that they have many uses.

For beginners, you can choose to arrange applications with similar themes into the same group, for example a game folder or for text editors, freeing screen space and ensuring ensuring that the relevant applications are arranged easily. You can also create folders to hide certain applications that you rarely use, especially Apple's default application groups, such as Stocks and Weather , without you delete them.

You can also use the directory to " store " frequently used applications but don't want to remember their location on the main screen. That's because, like any other application, iOS applications can quickly launch via Spotlight search, located on the screen on the left of the first main screen. And don't forget that you can also put your device's Dock folders, giving you quick access from every home screen.

You may encounter an obstacle. Unlike folders on a Mac, folders on iOS devices can only contain a limited number of icons. Folders on iPhone contain 12 applications; folders on the iPad can contain up to 20. If you have 28 games to sort into folders, the easy solution is to create multiple folders side by side. For example, create the following 3 folders: Great Games, Good Games, and Games.

Many iOS users like to arrange applications using the main screen. But the folder can provide the level of stability and tidiness needed for your iPhone or iPad.