It’s been more than two years since Apple introduced folders with iOS 4, and people are taking great advantage of them. For those who like all apps on a single homescreen, folders are a huge boon.
For those who crave organization, folders provide a perfect way to make sure everything is in order.
The best part is that folders are very straight forward. Tap and hold an icon, then drag it over another icon. That will create a folder, which you can name. You add icons in the same way. No need for a tutorial there. But there is one question that perplexes many iPhone users: how do you rename the folders?
The answer is actually simple, though it might not be quite intuitive. As you might expect, it starts with holding down an icon.
1. Press and hold an icon. Any icon will do. All you need is to get them shaking.
2. Tap the folder icon. That will open up the folder, with the icons still shaking.
3. Click in the title bar. There will be an X at the end of it, so you can completely rename it. Otherwise you can edit it as you edit any text on the iPhone.
Again, simple but not intuitive. Many people wouldn’t think to make the icons shake and then click into a folder in order to rename it. Usually when we click shaking icons we delete them.
Now the super organized can ensure that they stay that way. Those who use a lot of folders tend to move them around often. The ability to rename them can be important. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy.