How to Delete App Folders on iPhone

What to Know

  • You can delete an iPhone app folder by long pressing on it and tapping Remove Folder.
  • When you delete a folder on your Home Screen, any app icons in that folder will be removed and stored in your App Library.

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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. But maybe you're wondering how to delete folders from your Home Screen so you can move and rearrange your apps. Let's cover how to delete a folder from your iPhone.

How to Delete a Folder on iPhone

If you delete an app folder containing apps from your Home Screen, the app icons will be removed from your Home Screen and stored in your App Library. To avoid this, you can remove the apps from the folder by pressing each app icon and dragging it onto your Home Screen. If you've already deleted the folder, you can add the app icons back to your Home Screen from your App Library. Now, here's how to delete an app folder on your iPhone:

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  1. Press and hold the folder you'd like to delete.

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  2. Tap Remove Folder.

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  3. Tap Remove from Home Screen.

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  4. The apps that were in the folder will be moved to your App Library.

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Voilà! Your unwanted app folder automatically disappears. If you deleted an app icon and want it back on your Home Screen, press the app icon in the App Library and drag it onto your Home Screen. To learn more iPhone organization tips, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter.

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Abbey Dufoe

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