How to Make Folders on the iPhone & iPad in the Notes App

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In this tip, we'll show you how to create a new folder on your iPhone or iPad, right in the Notes app. Once you've written multiple notes, you may have a hard time finding the note you need. Use this tip to make folders for every type of note, then move your notes into the appropriate folders, so you always know where to find them. 

Related: How to Pin a Note to the Top of Your Notes List on the iPhone & iPad 

How to Create a Folder on the iPhone & iPad in the Notes App

Apple's Notes app is one of the best note-taking apps out there, especially considering that it's free! It even has built in speech to text software. It's great to have your thoughts, ideas, and lists all in one place in the Notes app, but what's even better are organized notes. Here's how to make a new folder on your iPhone or iPad, so you can put each note where it belongs, and find it when you need it. 

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. Tap Folders in the upper-left corner of your display.

    notes apptap the caret to go to Folders
  3. Tap New Folder at the bottom-right corner of your display.
  4. Name your new folder and tap Save.

    tap new foldername your new folder and tap save
  5. You'll be taken back to the Folders page, where you'll see your new folder in the list.

    new folder in the notes app

Now you can get all the notes on your iPhone or iPad organized into new folders!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.