How to Combine & Group Apple iPhone Apps

By Steve Gregory

You can group the apps on your iPhone beyond rearranging them on the device’s screen. IOS has a feature that automatically creates a folder when you combine two or more apps together. Each folder can hold a maximum of 16 apps, and you can rearrange the folders using the same method that you would use to rearrange apps – by dragging them around the screen. Organizing your apps by placing them into folders not only helps you to find your apps faster, but it can declutter your iPhone’s screen.

Step 1

Tap and hold the icon of an app that you want to group with other apps. This action causes all of the apps on the screen to start shaking.

Step 2

Drag the app's icon directly onto another app with a similar function and then release it to create a folder. IOS automatically names the folder based on the type of apps in the folder. For example, if you place a GPS app and a maps app together to create a folder, iOS names the folder "Navigation."

Step 3

Tap "X" in the Name field to erase the current folder name, and then type a new name for the folder.

Step 4

Tap "Done" to save the folder's new name, and then press the "Home" button to place the new folder on the home screen.

Step 5

Tap and hold other apps that you want to place in the folder, and then drag them into the folder.

Repeat the steps to create new folders to group other apps that have similar functions.