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Cut the App Clutter by Creating Folders

It doesn’t take long before you’ve downloaded a lot of apps (they’re kind of addictive), and pretty soon you’ve got screen after screen of apps, and you spend a lot of time scrolling through them. To keep things organized, you can use folders (just like you do on your computer). That way, you can have a folder of games, or a folder of photo apps, or shopping apps, sports apps, and so on. To create a folder, start by tapping-and-holding on an app until the icons all start wiggling. Now, just drag that app onto a similar app (for example, if you wanted to create a folder of movie apps, maybe you’d tap on Movies by Flixster [my favorite movie app] and drag it on top of AMC Theatres), and the two now appear in a folder. You can drag other similar apps into this folder (you can have up to a total of 16 apps per folder). By the way, your iPhone tries to help you out by applying a name to your folder based on the first app you dragged in there, so if you dragged Movies by Flixster onto the AMC Theatres app, it would automatically name the folder “Entertainment,” but you can just type a different name in the name field if you’d like (I changed it to “Movies”). To remove an app from a folder, while the icons are wiggling, just tap on it and drag it right out of the folder. When you’re done creating folders (and moving apps in and out of these folders), press the Home button to lock in your changes.

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