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Organize Apps on Your Home Screen with Folders

If you're like most iPhone users, by now you've probably loaded a handful of third-party apps into your phone. After all, there are several hundred thousand third-party apps to choose from. To make finding and organizing your apps easier from the iPhone's Home screen, you can now place them within Folders.

Utilizing the Folders feature is easy. From the Home screen, press and hold down any app icon until all the app icons begin shaking on the Home screen. Using your finger, drag one app icon on top of another to automatically place both of those apps into a new Folder.

You can organize your apps in Folders based on categories such as Travel, Finance, Productivity, Social Networking, or Bookmarks (shown in Figure 1), plus choose your own Folder names (or use what's suggested), and then drag and drop the appropriate app icons into the Folders you create. Once your app icons are organized, simply press the Home button again on the iPhone to save your Folders and display them on your Home screen.

If you want to remove an app icon from a Folder so it appears as a stand-alone icon on your Home screen, simply press and hold any of the Folder icons until all the on-screen icons start to shake. The Folder's contents will be displayed.

Using your finger, when the app icons are shaking, simply drag the app icons, one at a time, back onto the Home screen. Each will then be removed from the Folder. Press the Home button on the iPhone to finalize this action.

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