Apple iPad Pro Rename Folders

When you create a folder on an iPhone or iPad, Apple automatically gives the folder a name. As these names aren’t always fitting, you’ll likely want to change them. Here’s how you can rename folders on your devices.

Create a Folder

Although Apple allows you to manage your apps by moving them to various home screens, folders make it much easier to organize the dozens of apps on your device. Let’s create a folder before we rename one.

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First, long press on any app until it starts to jiggle and an “X” appears on top of the icon.

Apple iPhone Long Press Apps

Next, drag the app onto the top of another app. After you hold it there for a couple of seconds, a new folder should pop up with both apps inside.

Apple iPhone Create Folder then Click Done

Lastly, on the iPhone X and iPad Pro 2018 and later, click on “Done” to save the changes. For older devices, press the Home button.

Rename a Folder by Long-Pressing Its Name

The most straightforward way to rename folders on iOS and iPadOS is from within the folder itself. To start, open the folder you want to rename.

Apple iPhone Open Folder

Next, press and hold the folder’s name for several seconds. You can let go once the apps start jiggling and an “X” appears next to the folder’s name.

You can now tap into the text box containing the folder’s name and type in a new name.

Apple iPhone Long Press Folder Name

To save the changes, on the iPhone X and iPad Pro 2018 and later, tap out of the folder and click “Done.” For older devices, press the Home button.

Apple iPhone Tap Done

Rename a Folder Using 3D Touch or Haptic Touch

You can also rename folders on the iPhone X and iPad Pro 2018 and later by using Apple’s 3D Touch or Haptic Touch features.

To begin, firmly press or long-press on a folder.

Apple iPhone 3D or Haptic Touch

After a second or two, a menu should pop-up. Select “Rename.”

Apple iPhone Tap Rename

You can now type in a new folder name by tapping in the text box.

Apple iPhone Rename Folder

Again, on the iPhone X and iPad Pro 2018 and later, click on “Done” to save the changes. For older devices, press the Home button.

Apple iPhone Tap Done

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Creating folders on iPhones and iPads is that simple. The steps might appear complicated, but it’s a straightforward process to replicate.

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Justin Duino is the Technical Content Editor for How-To Geek. He has spent the last decade writing about Android, smartphones, and other mobile technology. In addition to his written work, he has also been a regular guest commentator on BBC World News and Radio to discuss current events in the technology industry.
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