How to make folders on iPhone (2024)

Arranging apps in folders keeps things tidy and you can differentiate them according to your type of needs, so, in this guide today I’ve listed down the easiest ways how to make folders on your iPhone.

All iPhone or rather smartphone users use different types of apps every day, out of which some fall under a specific category – like social media, productivity, or even utilities. Some apps also have their usage frequency, and this is when grouping them under specific folders keeps things organized and handy.

Now, creating a folder on an iPhone is extremely easy. The clean iOS interface also adds to the cleanliness of your phone’s desktop or home screen.

With that said, if you’re wondering how to make folders on your iPhone, here’s everything you need to know.


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How to create folders on iPhone

Doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone 12, 13, 14, or even their Pro or Pro Max versions, the process to create a folder on an iPhone is the same.

However, if you’re new to the iOS scene, here are the simple steps you can follow:

  1. Unlock your phone and press and hold an empty space on the home screen.
  2. Wait until the icons start to jiggle, shake, or wiggle, whatever you like to call it.
  3. Now, drag an app onto another one. This will create a folder.
  4. Now you can keep as many apps as you want inside these folders.

You can also go ahead and create more folders according to your taste and the way you want to keep the software organized.

Personally, I’d sort them according to the genre they represent or the way they are useful. Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, will go into the “Social Media folder”.

On the other hand, apps like Slack, Trello, Google Docs, Gmail, and LinkedIn will go into my “Workspace” folder. It all boils down to the fact of how you’d like to sort the apps.

How to make albums on your iPhone for photos?

Albums are just like folders but for photos. To create an album for photos on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the Photos app.
  2. Then, go to the Albums tab.
  3. Press on the ‘+’ icon that’s located in the top-left corner of the screen.
  4. Select the “New Album” option from the menu, give it a name, and press “Save.”
  5. That’s it! Now you can select all the photos you want in your album.

You can either choose from All Photos or even include albums that are already created beforehand.

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How to create folders on your iPhone for photos?

iPhone also allows you to make folders for your photos, if you were wondering. You can keep multiple albums in these folders, allowing you to take the cleanliness level a notch higher.

You can create folders inside the Photos app, but before that, you need to create albums, the steps which we’ve already mentioned in the process above.

Here are the steps to create a folder in the Photos app:

  1. Head over to the Photos app.
  2. Press on the ‘+’ icon from the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Instead of New Album, press on the New Folder option.
  4. Enter a name and click on Save.

Now that you’ve created these folders, you can add several albums inside them. Making multiple folders for all the albums and photos in your iPhone gives them a proper structure and categorizes them easily.

For example, if you went on a trip or vacation and clicked multiple photos or videos, keeping the memories inside these albums and folders will make it easier for you to find them whenever you need them.

How to make hidden folders on iPhone?

Technically, you can create hidden albums and not folders on your iPhone. These types of albums are handy when you need to hide some photos or videos from other people.

As a matter of fact. you don’t even need third-party apps to create hidden albums in iOS.

  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Photos app.
  3. Select the photo or video you want to hide.
  4. Press on the Share icon from the bottom left corner of the screen.
  5. Swipe up.
  6. Now, press on the ‘Hide’ option.
  7. After that, select the Hide Photo or Video option.

That’s it – now your photo or video is hidden from plain sight. You can view these hidden albums from the Photos app, under the Utilities section.

In case you have any queries, feel free to comment them below.

So, there you have it – that’s basically everything you need to know on how to create albums, folders, and hidden folders on your iPhone in 2024. Stay connected by following our Twitter page.

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