How Do I Create and Manage Folders on My Samsung Galaxy Device?

Posted December 9, 2014 by Leomar Umpad in Android

Manage Folders on Galaxy Devices

You can keep your applications and home screen organized by creating folders for similar applications. You can group game applications in one folder and store your productivity apps in another. You can rename a folder, and add applications or remove them. You can even customize the folder names and color schemes. All of these topics are covered here, from creating your first folder on your Samsung Galaxy phone to modifying its name and changing its color. To learn more, read on.

Supported Phones

This tutorial is applicable to most Samsung Galaxy phones that are on Jelly Bean and up. Some Galaxy phones having an older OS may require a slightly different procedure, but once you have learned how to create and manage folders using this tutorial, then doing it on other devices will be a breeze.

How to Create a Folder on a Samsung Galaxy Device

To start creating a folder on your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet, follow the steps below:

1.From the Application list, touch and hold an application icon you want to put on a folder.
Tap and hold on App icon
2.Wait for the selected app icon to float on the Home screen.
app icon floats on home screen
3.Drag the floating app icon to the Create folder icon on the upper right part of the screen.
drag app to create folder icon
4.Enter a name for the folder.
enter folder name
5.The newly created folder will now appear on the Home screen.
new folder now on home screen

How to Add an Application to a Folder

Once you have created and named a folder on your Samsung Galaxy device, you can now start organizing your applications by grouping them based on your preferences (e.g., type, function, or frequency of use). To add an application to a folder, use the steps below:

1.Touch and hold the selected application icon.
choose app icon to add
2.Wait for the selected app icon to float on the Home screen.
dragged icon floats on home screen
3.Drag and drop the selected application to the selected folder.
choosen app icon floats on new folder
4.A shortcut to the application will now be visible on the folder.
choosen app icon now inside new folder
5.Tapping on the folder will show the application shortcut. Tap on the application icon to open it.
opened folder

How to Remove an Application from a Folder

You can remove an application icon from a folder on your Galaxy phone. You can either move the icon to another folder, put it on the home screen, or delete the application icon. Take note that deleting an application icon from a folder does not uninstall the application. To remove an application from your Galaxy device, follow these steps:

1.Open the folder where the application icon that you want to remove is located.
opened folder
2.Touch and hold the selected application icon.
opened folder showing recently added app
3.Drag the application icon out of the folder. You can release it on the Home screen ,and it will be moved to the Home screen.
dragged icon floats on home screen
4.Dragging the icon to the Remove icon will remove the shortcut from the folder or the Home screen.
dragged icon floats on trash bin icon
5.The application will now be removed from the folder.
choosen app icon on home screen

How to Delete a Folder on a Galaxy Device

If you wish, you can delete any folder on your Samsung Galaxy tablet. Deleting a folder will also delete all of its content. However, it is important to note that deleting a folder does not uninstall any applications on it. To delete a folder from your Galaxy’s Home screen, follow these:

1.On the Home screen, touch and hold the folder that you want to delete.
choosen app icon now inside new folder
2.Drag and release the selected folder to the Remove icon.
drag folder to remove icon
3.The folder will now be removed from the Home screen.
folder now deleted on home screen

Customize the Name and Color of Your Folders

You can change a folder’s name and color based on your preference. To do that, follow these procedures:

1.Tap on the folder that you want to customize.
choosen app icon now inside new folder
2.Change the folder name by tapping on the name field.
enter folder name
3.Change the color of the folder by tapping on the More button.
opened folder menu button
4.Choose a color from the available color schemes.
choose folder color
5.The chosen folder will now be colored and named based on your preference.
folder color now changed

Questions or Problems

Do you have problems managing folders on your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet? We can help. Let us know in the comments section, and we will get back to you right away.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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