Killer Trick to Create Folder on Android Phone Home Screen

Do you want to create a folder on an android phone? Here’s a step-By-Step Guide for Creating Folder on an Android smartphone.

Android has many amazing features, and we don’t know most of them because technology is developing day by day. Every month a new android phone become launch and adds new features.

There are many apps available for android device as compare to iOS. You can install various apps on your smartphone. Sometimes we install similar apps on the phone like photo editing apps, games, etc. and when you try find the apps its takes time because you have to find where is the apps.

But! Instead of searching those apps, you can organize your apps in one folder. So that you can find your apps easily.

Also, you can give your Android smartphone home screen an awesome look by organizing your items on your phone.

One of these features is the ability to create a folder on the android phone home screen. 

To group different apps on your home screen, you can create folders. You can also create folders within your file manager to organize files.

This guide will show you how to create secret folders on your Android device.

How to Create a Folder on an Android Phone

You only need to choose at least two applications and then put them together to create a home screen folder. Both of these apps are then placed in a folder.

Whether you have a Samsung android phone or another brand smartphone, the step will be the same for all devices to create a folder.

To do this, follow the following steps.

Step 1: Long-press an app to create a folder. Hold down the app’s button until you feel a slight vibration. The screen will change.

Step 2: Drag the app onto another app and create a folder. For example, I’m dragging Twitter app to the Polish app. Right now, both are separately.

how to create folder on an android phone

Step 3: Now, both the apps are in one folder and here folder name is Unnamed Folder, tap the folder to see the apps in it.

Note: You can follow the same procedure to create a folder on iOS devices such as iPad or iPhone. 

How to Create a folder on an android tablet

Suppose you have an android tablet and want to create a folder, then you can follow the same steps as above. The features of android devices have become similar.

To create a folder on an android tablet, long press on the app and hold it down until you feel a slight vibration. After that Drag, the app onto another app and create a folder.

However, you have successfully created a folder on the Android phone screen to organize your app in one folder. If you want to give the name to that folder, then in the next steps, you will see how to name your folder.

How to Assign the Folder Name on Android Phone

Android phones may automatically assign a default name (Unnamed Folder) depending on the apps to the home screen folder. If you wish to give your folder a unique name, follow these steps:

Step 1: Tap and hold on to the folder you want to change its name.

Step 2: Select to rename, from the menu that appears.

how to change the folder name
Note: Some devices do not give the menu options to rename. In that case just tap on Unnamed Folder name.

Step 3: Tap OK and type a name for your folder. Here folder name changed from unnamed folder to apps.

change folder name is android

You have successfully created a folder and assign the name of the folder on the Android phone. 

How to Move Apps in a One Folder on Android

It’s easy to add apps to a folder on your home screen if you have one already. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: You can find the app you want to add in your folder on your home screen or in your app drawer. For example, I want to move Face Unlock to the Apps folder.

move apps in a one folder on android

Step 2: Drag and drop the app into your folder.

Step 3: The folder will now include the app.

How to Group Apps on Android Smartphone

If you have three different video editing apps, you can group all the apps into one folder. It will help you to find your apps quickly. To do this, follow the steps.

  1. Tab on the first video editing app until you feel a slight vibration.
  2. Drag and drop the selected app into other video editing apps. By doing this, one video editing folder will create. 
  3. Now, drag and drop all similar app into the same folder.

How to Disband a Folder on an Android Phone

Disbanding is a process to remove group apps from a folder. To do this, follow the following steps.

Step 1: Tab and hold the folder that you want to disband until you see two options disband or remove. For example, I want to disband Apps folder (In this apps folder three apps are available).

ungroup folder on android phone

Step 2: Now, click disband option. 

Step 3: Your all group apps will disband, and they will show separately.

disband a folder on an android

How to delete a folder in Android

There are several ways to delete the Android home screen folder.

  1. To see all apps within the folder, tap it.
  2. Drag each app from the folder. Once you have moved all of your apps from the folder, it will disappear.
  3. Tap and hold the folder to delete it. Then, select Remove.
  4. Select Remove at the prompt, and your folder will vanish.

How Do I Create Shortcut on Android Home Screen?

You can access some functions in Android apps by long-pressing on the app icon. These functions can be pin to your Android home screen to serve as a shortcut for that task.

Suppose, some apps that not showing on your home screen and you want it on the home screen. To do this follow the following steps.

Step 1: Long-press the function of the app you wish to create a shortcut. For example, you want to move Face Unlock app to the home screen.

create shortcut on android home screen

Step 2: Tap on the app and hold it until you see options. You will see send to desktop option, click on it.

Step 3: Once you hit that option, your face unlock app shortcut will be created.

Step 4: You should see a list of all available app functions. You can long-press the function you wish to create a shortcut and drag it onto Your Home screen.

Step 4: Place the shortcut icon in the desired place, and then release your finger. This shortcut icon will now open the Android app and activate one function.

How can I create an Android shortcut to a website?

You can add shortcuts to websites on your Android device’s home screen like you can create shortcuts to apps and other functions on Android tablets.

Here’s how you can pin a shortcut for a website to your Android Home screen.

  1. Navigate to the Google Chrome web browser to navigate to the website that you wish to pin to your home screen.
  2. Tap the ellipsis symbol in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap Add Home Screen from the menu
  4. You can enter a custom domain name to your website.
  5. This name will be the word (or combination of words) that will appear under your shortcut on the home screen.
  6. Tap Add.
  7. Tap Add Automatically. Alternatively, you can long-press on the icon and manually place the website shortcut.
Note: If you’re using another browser like Opera, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox, then you have to follow the same steps to create shortcut for a particular website page.

How do I delete shortcuts from Android?

To remove a shortcut from the Android Home screen, long press its icon and then tap to remove it from the popup list.

How to Manage Files on Android Smartphone

The above methods show you how to create home screen folder. But what if you want to manage various files such as music, video, image, and documents in specific folder.

It can be possible only when you create a file manager folder.

Once you’ve made this folder, you can add any type of file on it. Here how to do.

Step 1: Navigate File Manager and open it.

file manager android

Step 2: Go to the directory where you want to create a folder. The directory could be your internal or external storage (like SD card).


Step 3: Once you enter into the directory, tap the three-dots at the top right corner of your screen and select create folder.

create folder

Step 4: Enter the name of folder and tab OK.

Your file manager folder is now created.

Here’s the folder name File 1.

Now, if you want to move files to File 1 folder, you can do it. If you don’t know to how to move file from one folder to another folder then in the next steps, I will show you how you can do it.

How to Move File from one folder to another folder

To move documents, images, videos, and songs from one folder to another folder on android phone, follow the following steps.

Step 1: Go to that folder from where you want to move the files. For example, I want to move documents to the folder File 1.

move files form one folder to another on android phone

Step 2: Select the files and click move.

Step 3: Choose your directory where you already created a folder. For example, I created a folder of name File 1 in SD Card directory.

Step 4: Find you folder and open it.

Step 5: Now, tap on Paste.

You document successfully moved to this folder.

Creating Folder on Android Phones and Files are Possible

I hope this article helped you to create folder on an Android smartphone. Folder are a best way to keep your items organized. If you want to give awesome look of your phone home screen then go ahead and use both the home screen as well as file manager folders to keep your content manageable.

If you have other problem related to android, then please let me know in the comment box.

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