How to move apps and create folders on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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

Organize your apps


iPhone showing Home Screen apps

Touch and hold any app on the screen, then tap Edit Home Screen Edit Home Screen.


iPhone showing how to move apps

Now you can drag any app to another spot, including the Dock at the bottom of the screen. 

iPhone showing Home Screen after moving apps

On iPhone X and later, tap Done to save. On iPhone 8 and earlier, press the Home button.


Put apps in a folder

If you have a lot of apps, you can put your related apps in folders.

iPhone showing how to make a folder

To make a folder, drag an app onto another app.


iPhone showing how to name a folder

If you want to rename the folder, tap the name field or  and then enter the new name.


iPhone showing the folder named

Now that you have a folder, you can drag apps into it. Folders can have more than one page.



iPhone showing Home Screen page dots magnified

Move an app to a different page

You start with one page of apps. To make a new page, drag an app to the right edge of the screen. You might need to wait a second for the new page to appear. To delete a page, consolidate all your apps to another Home Screen. When there are no apps present the page will delete.

When you have more than one page, a bright dot in a row of dots above the Dock shows 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 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 makes a new page.

Learn more about apps on your Home Screen

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