How To Use Folders For Organizing Home Screen On iPad

How To Use Folders For Organizing Home Screen On iPad
How To Use Folders For Organizing Home Screen On iPad

You can use folders to organize icons on the Home screen. You can put up to 20 icons in a folder. iPad automatically names a folder when you create it, based on the icons you use to create the folder, but you can change the name. Rearrange folders by dragging them on the Home screen or by moving them to a new Home screen or to the Dock. Follow the simple steps below.

How to create a folder on iPad

  • Touch and hold an icon until the Home screen icons begin to jiggle, and then drag the icon onto another icon. iPad creates a new folder that includes the two icons, and shows the folders name. You can tap the name field to enter a different name.
  • Add an icon to a folder: When the icons are jiggling, drag the icon onto the folder.
  • Remove an icon from a folder: While arranging icons, tap to open the folder, then drag the icon out of the folder.
  • Open a folder: Tap the folder. You can then tap an app icon to open that app.
  • Close a folder: Tap outside the folder, or press the Home button.
  • Delete a folder: Remove all icons from the folder. The folder is deleted automatically when empty.
  • Rename a folder: While arranging icons, tap to open the folder, then tap the name at the top and use the keyboard to enter a new name.
  • When you finish organizing your Home screen, press the Home button to save your changes.
  • Many apps, such as Mail and the App Store, display an alert badge on their Home screen icon with a number (to indicate incoming items) or an exclamation mark (to indicate a problem). If the app is in a folder, the badge appears on the folder as well. A numbered badge shows the total number of items you havent attended to, such as incoming mail messages and updated apps to download. An alert badge indicates a problem with the app.

Note

This will work on all iPads; including iPad 3, iPad2, and original iPad.

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