How to Make Folders for Your Apps for iPad

De-clutter Your iPad Apps!

So you have an iPad do you, or perhaps the iPad2? And you have been a maniac downloading all the Apps that you may or may not use!

Have a look at your iPad – go ahead! Chances are you see a whole bunch of Apps without much organization just on your first page.  There is also a chance that many of  these Apps are the ones you use most often.

However, you may still have pages more of Apps, and find yourself, swiping through these pages, trying to find an App among the games, the productivity Apps, and so on.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew exactly where to find any App on your iPad at the drop of a hat?


One really simple solution is to create folders, and it’s so easy to do!

  • On your iPad, press and hold one of the icons, until they begin to wiggle or shake.
  • You should now be able to move the icons around on the home screen.
  • Find an App that you want to put into a folder.
  • Drag it on top of  another App that you want in the same folder, say maybe a Facebook and a Twitter App.
  • When you drag them one on top of each other, they should automatically make a folder, and your iPad (being as smart as it is) will name that new folder based one the contents – not to worry – if you don’t like it you can rename it.
  • Once the new folder is made you can drag and drop whatever Apps into it that you want.
  • Each  folder can  hold up to 16 Apps.


Now you can’t make a folder with docked apps, however, you can move folders  into the dock. So instead of 6 Apps in the dock, you now have the potential to have 96 Apps docked.


If this is something that maybe you don’t want to attempt on your iPad device, you can also do this on iTunes.

  • Plug your device in,
  • Select it from iTunes, and go to the Apps tab.
  • You should be able to see your various home screens and move your Apps around on them by dragging and dropping.
  • To make a folder, drag an App on top of another that you want together, and presto, folder made.
  • iTunes won’t name them like your iPad will, so give your folder a name.
  • Again to add more Apps to the folder, just drag and drop into the folder, up to 16 Apps.


Not only will your iPad have a more streamlined feel, you will never have to go searching ( far) for your Apps again.


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