How to Delete App Folders on an iPhone: Quickest Method to Organize Ever

How to Delete an App Folder on Your iPhone

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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 to make folders on an iPhone, you drag app icons together, and a folder is automatically created. But maybe you're wondering how to organize and delete folders from your iPhone so you can move and rearrange your apps. Let’s get started learning how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can change your Home screen layout and reorganize your apps.

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How to Delete App Folders on an iPhone: Quickest Method to Organize & Move Apps 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. 

  1. Tap and hold the folder you'd like to delete.
  2. Tap Remove Folder.

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  3. Tap Remove from Home Screen.
  4. The apps that were in the folder will be moved to your App Library.

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Voila! Your unwanted app folder automatically disappears. 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