How To Create Folders in iOS4

The free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch is out, you can upgrade to the latest version by using the iTunes upgrade option. If you do not know how to upgrade to iOS4, read our earlier article on How To Upgrade to iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.


One of the new features in iOS4 includes the ability to use folders to club several applications together. To create a folder with iOS4, you will have to follow the steps given below.

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Step 1: Click and Hold any app with your finger till it begins shaking.

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Step 2: Drag any app and drop it on another app which you want to put in a folder. You can continue this process till you have added all the apps you want to the folder.

Step 3: To create new folders, just repeat Step 2.

The folder feature in iOS4 is really useful and will allow you to club similar apps together making it easier to find and open apps.

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  • Michiel

    I don't know guys how come, but I just download the new software, but I don't have the new gadgets…

    • Jeremy

      Make sure you installed it onto your phone, 2 steps, download to your computer, then to actually install it onto your phone. Hope that's all it was.

  • Ieuan Smith

    Thanks for the guide guys! I've been searching around for it for ages. My dad told me about it and I downloaded it but I haven't known how to use it, this has really helped. Thanks.

  • Robbie

    A thanks! Couldn't figure out how to do it till I read your guide :)

  • Nicolas Xian

    Very good!

    Thanks a lot!

  • Chuck

    I made one attempt to locate answer, found this sight and shazam! Thanks

  • Dedi Eriansyah Putra

    Thank u Sooooo MUch!! if its not u, i wouldn’t got idea to make those folders… thank a billion….:))

  • cat

    Thanks – i just updated my ipad and have no flippin idea how to do any of the new things… weird of apple to just let u work it out. i don’t find these new things as intuitive as they reckon it is.
    much appreciated.

  • Live Cricket

    nice great i finally got solution as a visitor of your site i advice you please check your mail …… in your ipod 300+ mails in your inbox lolz!

    Thanks For The Help!

    • moi

      more like 400 XD

      but yeah great tut! Helped me a lot :D

  • zoe

    hiya guys rly need ur help! i bought an ipod touch yessie and i cannot find hw to make a folder to put my games and seprate apps in ! Can u guys help???

  • Merrily stanglin

    I need to know how to create folders on my new I pad.

    • @Merrily – You can create the folders the same way on the iPad following the steps listed above for creating folders on your iPhone/iPod Touch