If you’re here, reading this article, and looking to learn how to create an app folder for your iPhone and iPad in iOS 11, you are already convinced about the utility of this option. You don’t need us to insist on how you can better organize your apps or how you can easily declutter the screen of the device by being a little bit more organized and keeping related apps in common, shared folders.
Just the same, telling you that there is more than one way to do it, for either apps or widgets, for any kind of icon actually, won’t be of much importance to you. If you’re looking for straight facts and to the point instructions, that’s precisely what we will share with you below.
The easiest way is to drag and drop one app onto another. When you do that, your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11 is smart enough to understand that you want to group the two apps. Since an icon is just a shortcut to launch that app, there’s no other sense in releasing one icon on top of another icon. So, when you let go of the icon and it merges with the icon from underneath, a folder is created by default. And you are also getting a pop-up window where you are prompted to type a name. Do that and you can continue to bring other icons to the same folder.
The second-best way to create app folders on any iPad/iPhone in iOS 11 is to press and hold an icon but, instead of dragging it and releasing on top of another icon, you release it at the top of the screen, where you see the New Folder option listed. You will have, once again, to edit its name and tap on the Done key from the keyboard when you’ve finished editing it.
Repeat any of the steps suggested above, whenever you want to move around apps on the screen of an iPhone or iPad in iOS 11.