Move apps and create folders on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

You can organise the apps on your Home Screen, put them into folders and move them to other pages or screens. You can also reorder your pages.

How to organise your apps

  1. Touch and hold any app on the screen, then tap Edit Home Screen Edit Home Screen.
  2. Drag the app to another spot, such as the Dock at the bottom of the screen. 
  3. On iPhone X and later, tap Done to save. On iPhone 8 and earlier, press the Home button.

How to put apps into a folder

If you have a lot of apps, you can put your related apps into folders. Here’s how:

  1. To make a folder, drag an app onto another app.
  2. To rename the folder, tap the name field or the Close button , then enter the new name.
  3. Drag apps into the folder. Folders can have more than one page.

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How to move an app to a different page

You'll start with one page of apps. To make a new page, touch and hold an app until the apps start jiggling, then drag an app to the right-hand edge of the screen. You may need to wait a second for the new page to appear. To delete a page, consolidate all of your apps to another Home Screen. When there are no apps present, the page will be deleted.

When you have more than one page, a bright dot in a row of dots above the Dock will show you which page you're on. You can move an app to a different page and create new pages:

If there are dots to the left or right of the bright dot, you can drag an app to the right-hand side of the screen to move the app to the next page in that direction. Or swipe left to see the apps on that page.

If there are no dots to the right of the bright dot, dragging an app to that side of the screen will make a new page.

Find out more about apps on your Home Screen

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