Today we’ll explore 5 super useful folder tips for iPhone and iPad that will make your life easier and give you more control over home screen folders. So if you want to learn more about iOS folders and how to use them in a better way, then this step-by-step guide is for you.
With the launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple makes it easy to move, arrange and organize apps on the home screen. While the folders may seem quite easy to use, there are a number of tricks that can make managing folders on your iPhone or iPad more fun. However, lots of users have complained about missing features and customizability of folders. If you belong to this group of people, then you’ll be happy with the folder tips for iPhone we have featured in this article.
Add A Folder To Icon Stack
With the launch ofiOS 13 andiPadOS 13, there’s now a simple way to move multiple icons on the home screen. While previously you were compelled to move every icon one by one, with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 you can move multiple icons simultaneously. To do so, simply enter the icon jiggle mode and after grabbing one icon tap on other icons using a different finger to create an icon stack. You can add as many app icons to a stack as you want. You can then place this icon stack to another page or put all of the selected apps in a folder together.
While using the icon stacking feature you may have discovered that when you tap on a folder to add it to your icon stack, the folder opens instead. This happens so you can add apps stored in that folder to your icon stack and move those apps easily. However, if you want to move a folder to a different page along with multiple other app icons, simply add a folder to your icon stack by engaging this simple trick.
Simply do the following to move multiple icons and a folder to another page at the same time:
Long press on any home screen icon to enter the jiggle mode. Then grab the folder that you want to move by dragging it away from its location. Once the folder is already grabbed, tap on other apps that you want to move along with it.
Starting the icon stack with a folder and then adding other app icons to that stack will let you move a folder along with multiple apps.
By engaging this simple trick you can add a folder to multiple icon stack and then move it to another page on the home screen. This is one of my favorite useful iPhone folder tips discussed in this post.
Create Nameless Folders
Wondering how you can make your iPhone or iPad’s home screen minimalistic? Simply create nameless folders on iPhone. You can create folders without any name by engaging an easy trick that involves putting a hidden character as the folder’s name. Simply follow the steps given below to create nameless folders.
- Copy the hidden character between these brackets: [⠀]
- Next, launch the folder that you want to make nameless and long press on an icon to enter jiggle mode.
- Next on, delete whatever the present name of the folder is and paste the the hidden character you copied to clipboard in step 1.
- Finally, exit the folder by tapping anywhere on the homescreen and exit jiggle mode.
Create Folders With Only One App
You may not be aware of this but it is possible for you to create a one app folder. You might need to create a single app folder to hide an app from plain sight or if you want to make it harder for yourself to open it in order to break addiction. Whatever your reason may be, you can create a single app folder by following few simple steps.
For you to create one, just enter jiggle mode and grab the app that you want to add inside the folder. Then drop this app icon on another app’s icon to create a new folder. Finally open the newly created folder, and then tap and hold on the app icon that you wish to move out of the folder and drag it out of the folder. At the end you will be left with a folder that only has one app inside it.
Under some circumstances, you may need to to try several times before a single icon folder is created.
Read on to learn about our next useful iPhone folder tip…
Add Folders To iPhone Or iPad Icon Dock
Beginning with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, you can now place folders inside the icon dock. This was impossible with the previous versions of iOS and even though Apple has included this feature in the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, most users still don’t know about it. To move any folder to iPhone or iPad’s dock just enter Jiggle mode, and then drag and drop the folder on the icon dock. Before you do so, first remove 1 icon from the iPhone’s dock to create a space for your folder. This is because an iPhone dock can only accommodate 4 icons.
Quickly Launch Apps With Pending Notification
Our last iPhone folder tricks involves home screen menus. With the home screen menus of iOS 13 or newer you can easily open an app that is placed inside a folder and has pending notification. To do so, simply long press or 3D Touch on a folder icon that has apps with pending notifications. Immediately you do so, a menu will pop-up with a list of all the apps with pending notifications. Simply tap on the app that you want to open.
That’s pretty much it folks these are some of the super useful iPad and iPhone folder tips. If you have any question about the above iOS folder tricks, feel free to leave a comment below.