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Here’s how to create folders on Samsung devices, whether it’s the App’s Folder or a folder in the file manager:
Sick of endlessly swiping through a disorganized mess of apps on your Samsung Galaxy phone? Custom home screen folders are the simple solution you need to finally find order in the chaos.
It only takes seconds to group related apps into tidy categorized folders right on your home screen. Just tap and drag one app icon onto another to bundle them, then name the folder whatever matches – “Social”, “Music”, “Work”, etc. Arrange these folders and the apps within them however you prefer. Instant organization!
Apply similar folder techniques to wrangle expanding document collections within File Manager as well. Craft smart folders to sort photos, downloads, work files, music, and more.
Creating App Folders on the Home Screen
There are two main ways to create folders for your apps on the Samsung phone’s home screen:
Method 1: Drag and Drop
- Tap and hold any app icon on your home screen.
- Drag it onto another app icon that you want to group with it.
- A folder preview will appear. Release your finger when you see it.
- You’ll be prompted to name the folder. (Optional: Choose a color for the folder as well.)
- Your new folder is created, containing the two apps you selected.
Method 2: Using the Apps Menu
Tip: You can add more apps to your folder anytime by dragging them onto it. To remove an app, simply tap and hold it, then drag it out of the folder.
In my experience of using Samsung devices, I found that creating custom home screen app folders really helped organize things. When I wanted to make an app folder, this is what worked well for me:
I would start by opening up my Samsung’s home screen Apps menu. From there, I located the particular app icon I wanted to folder and pressed & held down on it.
Then, I dragged that app right on top of another app that made sense to group together. Dropping the icon directly onto the other instantly created a new folder containing both apps for me.
Once my new app folder was automatically generated, I tapped to open it up. Right at the top I saw the default name showing, which was just “Folder.” Tapping on that name field allowed me to relabel it to whatever custom name fit my needs.
In my experience, I found a few handy things about using Samsung home screen folders:
Creating File Folders in My Files App
For organizing your documents, photos, videos, and other files, Samsung provides the My Files app.
Now you can move existing files into your new folder by selecting them, tapping the “More” menu (three dots), and choosing “Move” or “Copy”.
In my experience using a Samsung device, creating customized folders in the File Manager app to organize your files is really handy. Here’s what worked well when I needed to make new folders:
I simply opened up the File Manager app from my Samsung device’s home screen. After tapping the Apps icon, I easily located the app there.
When I needed a brand new folder, I would navigate to the place where I wanted it first. I tapped through my different storage areas like internal device storage or even external SD cards until I reached the location that made the most sense for my new folder.
Once I was viewing the folder location I wanted, I tapped the 3-line menu button in the top right corner. From there I selected “New folder” and just like that I had a new folder ready for files!
When I made a new folder this way I found it was automatically titled “New folder.” But that name wasn’t always ideal for organization. Luckily, it was easy to change – I would just tap directly on the generic name and it allowed me to edit the name to something more meaningful.
Making folders within folders also kept things neatly arranged when I was managing a lot of files. I could just tap & hold to either cut or copy and paste folders into one another.
Trying out some folder organization within the File Manager really helped me locate important documents faster on my Samsung device storage. I suggest giving it a shot next time you find yourself with a growing collection of files!
Additional Tips and Tricks
This blog is applicable for all the:
In my experience, the process for making folders outlined here works across all the latest and older models of these main Samsung Galaxy smartphone series. So just about any Samsung device should allow you to better organize apps through folder creation.
That’s it for the blog post today. I hope you find the information helpful and useful. If you find anything difficult, let us know in the comments section below. I hope you enjoyed it.
Today, I showed you how to create an apps folder on Samsung devices and also how to create a folder in the file manager on Samsung devices. This information is applicable for all Samsung phones from 2017 to 2024 and upcoming Samsung smartphones too.
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