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How to Change the Names of Folders on an iPhone

by KR Knowlin
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iPhone folders let you organize your applications and Home screens. Instead of having all your apps live directly on a home screen, place them in a folder to save space and streamline your iPhone experience. By default, your iPhone will attempt to generate a name for each folder created; these names are not set in stone. Change the name of your iPhone folders to suit your personal needs.

Step 1

Tap a folder icon on your iPhone home screen. The folder opens, displaying its contents.

Step 2

Touch and hold one of the app icons in the folder until all of the apps in the folder start jiggling.

Step 3

Tap the text field of the folder's name. Your on-screen keyboard appears. Backspace to erase the current name of the folder, then type a new name.

Press the "Home" button to keep the name change and to lock the jiggling icons in place.

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