How to Delete App Folders on iPhone: Quickest Method Ever

How to Delete an App Folder on Your iPhone

There are two kinds of people: those who keep their apps in folders and those who don’t. Personally, I keep 90 percent of my apps in folders and the rest on my Home screen. You probably know that in order to make an apps folder, you drag apps together and a folder is automatically created. But maybe you're wondering how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can rearrange your apps. Let’s get started learning how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can reorganize your apps.

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How to Delete App Folders on iPhone: Quickest Method Ever

It’s easy to delete an app folder from your iPhone, and it doesn’t take long (unless you have seemingly endless apps in one folder!) To delete your folder of apps, you'll need to remove the apps from the folder.

  • Tap and hold the folder you'd like to delete.
  • Once all the app icons on your Home screen start wiggling, tap the app folder again to open it.

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From here you can delete any apps you no longer need or go about deleting just the folder. To delete the folder:

  • Drag your apps one by one out of the folder; you'll need to tap on the folder to open it again after each app you remove.
  • Once you've dragged all the apps out, tap Done in the upper right corner of your display.

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Voila! Your unwanted app folder automatically disappears when you drag all the apps out. You can always reassemble your folder later if you change your mind.

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Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She's always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the Apple Watch). She tweets and blogs about the earth and the Internet on Twitter at @abbeydufoe and at