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How to create folder on iPad

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How to create folder on iPad: You have recently purchased an iPad , you have started to practice with iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system but, at the moment, it is not absolutely clear to you how to create folders to organize photos, documents and so on. Then I would say that you have landed on the right guide, at the right time!

In the following lines, in fact, I will explain how to create a folder on iPad in order to organize the apps on the home screen, documents, photos and videos. Then I will also explain how to do the same thing with the mailboxes configured in Mail and with Safari bookmarks. In short, in the end you will have a pretty complete picture of the situation and you can create folders without any problem.

Then? Yes can you know what are you still standing there? Get comfortable, take a few minutes of free time just for yourself and immediately start focusing on reading everything below. Oh, I almost forgot: you have absolutely nothing to worry about, the steps to take can be done on any iPad and iOS version of the latest.

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How to create folder on iPad desk

To begin with, let’s find out how to create a folder on the iPad on the desk , or rather on the home screen, in such a way as to be able to group applications within it and organize them in the best possible way, to have a more orderly home screen.

To carry out the operation in question, all you have to do is take the iPad, unlock it, press the icon of the first application on the home screen that you want to insert into the folder you are about to generate and drag it over the icon of the second app of your interest. Once this is done, a folder will immediately be created on the desktop and the two selected apps will be added to it.

Keep in mind that the name of the folder is set automatically, depending on the category of app included in it. If you want to change it, use the appropriate field when creating the folder or, subsequently, hold down for a few moments on the appropriate field at the top and type the name you prefer. To save the changes, wait a few moments until the icons stop “jumping”.

If you want, you can also add additional apps to the folder, by dragging the icons of the applications of your interest to it and dropping them when the folder opens, in the appropriate box. In case of second thoughts, you can remove the applications added to the created folder by opening it, holding down the icon of the application you are interested in and dragging it out of its box.

Note that created folders can also be moved. To do this, just press on them and, continuing to hold down, drag them to the place on the home screen you prefer (or in the Dock).

To delete a folder, however, you have to remove all the apps inside it by proceeding as I explained a few lines above. After doing this, the folder will be deleted automatically.

How to create file folder on iPad

Create a folder on iPad with the Files app

Are you interested in understanding how to create a folder on iPad to organize your files inside it? If so, just use the Files app . If you are not aware of it, this is the default application for managing files on Apple mobile devices, which the company of the “bitten apple” has made available starting from iOS 11.

To use it, take your iPad, unlock it, access the home screen and tap on the app icon in question (the one with the white background and the blue folder ). If you can’t find it, it is evidently because you uninstalled it. To fix it, download it again by connecting to the relevant section of the App Store , press the Get / Install button and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or password .

Once the main File screen is displayed, go to the Browse section , by tapping on the relevant item located at the bottom right, and indicate the location in which to create the folder on your iPad, using the menu on the left. If the menu is not visible, first select the Position item  located at the top left. Keep in mind that, by default, Files allows you to access only iCloud Drive but if the apps of other services that support integration with Apple’s file manager (eg Dropbox ) are installed on the device, you will see them appear too in the list of available positions.

Once you have reached the position of your interest, press and continue to hold down in an empty spot on the screen, select the New folder item from the menu that appears and type the name you want to assign to the folder you are about to create (in the appropriate field). Then, tap on the End item (top right) and that’s it.

To add one or more files inside the created folder, go to the position where the elements of your interest are: you can do this by proceeding as I have indicated a few lines above or, alternatively, you can search by keywords , taking advantage of the appropriate field at the top.

At this point, press on the Select item  located at the top right, select the files you want to move, press on the Move item located at the bottom and reach the position where you had previously created the folder. To confirm what your intentions are, then click on the Move item  located at the top right.

If instead of moving one or more files you prefer to copy them, proceed as follows: press and hold for a few moments on the element of your interest and select the Copy item from the menu that appears. Subsequently, open the folder created previously, press and hold for a few moments in an empty part of it and select the Paste option from the menu that has just appeared.

If, on the other hand, you want to modify the folder by changing its name, deleting it etc. press and continue to hold down the folder icon for a few moments, then select the operation you want to perform from the menu that appears. You can choose from: Copy , Duplicate , Rename , Move , Delete , Save as Favorite , Tag and Info .

How to create photo folder on iPad

Create a new photo album on iPad

Would you like to organize your photos in folders, or rather in albums, on your iPad but you don’t know how to do it? Then follow the instructions on what to do in this passage.

First, grab your tablet, unlock it, access the home screen and press the Photos app icon (the one with the white background and the multicolored flower ), which is the default application for managing images and videos on iOS.

Once the main screen of the app is displayed, go to the Photos section , selecting the appropriate item at the bottom left, tap on the word Select (top right), select the images you want to add to the album you are about to create and click on the Add  mail item at the top left.

Now, tap on the item New album , type the title you want to assign to the album and press the Save button . Once this is done, you will be able to view the newly created album in the Albums section of the application.

To add other images to the created album, instead, go to the Photos section of the app, press the Select item located at the top, select the photos of your interest, press the Add mail item at the top left and tap on the preview of the previously created album.

If you want to change the name you have assigned to a particular album, proceed as follows: go to the Album section of the application, press on the See all item located at the top right and then on that Edit which is at the top, always on the right . Then, click on the name of the album you want to edit, type in the new title and tap on the End item , located at the top, to save the changes.

In case of second thoughts, you can delete the albums you created by going to the Albums section of the app, by tapping on the item See all at the top right, then on the word Edit (always present at the top right), by pressing the red circular button that you find next to the album and selecting the Delete button . Please note that photos attached to the album will not be removed but will continue to be visible in the photo library.

How to create video folder on iPad

Create a new video album on iPad

And what about the videos ? How do you create a folder containing the videos of your interest? Even in this case, just take advantage of the Photos app , as seen together in the previous step . The operations you need to perform are practically the same as those I indicated for the photographs but, as you can guess, you will only have to act on the videos.

How to create mail folder on iPad

Create a folder with the email app on iPad

Now let’s see how to create a folder on iPad in the Mail app , then a folder to organize the emails received or sent with the email accounts configured on iOS.

To do this, all you have to do is take your iPad, unlock it, access the home screen and tap on the app icon in question (the one with the blue background and the white envelope ). If you can’t find the application, it is evidently because you uninstalled it. To fix it, download it again from the relevant section of the App Store , by tapping the Get / Install button and authorizing the download via Face ID , Touch ID or password .

Next, select the Edit item located in the menu on the left of the main Mail screen. If you are unable to view the menu, first press on the item Boxes which is always on the left, at the top. Subsequently, tap on the word Edit at the top and press on the item New box located at the bottom.

At this point, type the name you want to assign to the folder you are about to create in the Name field , select the reference e-mail box via the Box Location menu (eg iCloud ) and tap first on the Save item and then on the End one  (both placed at the top).

To move your emails to the newly created folder, go to the position where the messages of your interest are located (eg in the sent mail), click on the Edit mail item in the upper left part, select the emails you want to go to to act, press on the Move item located at the bottom and indicate the folder created previously from the menu that opens.

If, on the other hand, you want to move a single message at a time, swipe from right to left on the latter, press the […] button that is shown to you, choose the Move message option from the menu that opens and select the folder of reference.

Should you have second thoughts, you can always delete the folder created by proceeding as follows: press on the Edit item located in the upper left part of the main Mail screen, tap on the name of the folder you had created, press on the Delete mailbox item and confirm what your intentions are, by tapping the Delete button in response to the message that appears on the screen. Note that by doing so, any messages in the folder will be removed from the account.

How to create favorite folder on iPad

Create a folder with your favorite sites using Safari on iPad

Interested in understanding how to create a folder on iPad to organize  Safari bookmarks ? Nothing simpler. I’ll explain immediately how to do it.

To begin with, take your iPad, unlock it, go to the home screen and press the Apple browser icon (the one with the compass ). Once the navigator screen is displayed, press the icon depicting the book located at the top left and select the tab with the book icon from the menu that opens.

At this point, tap on the Favorites item attached to the displayed menu and then on that Edit . Select, therefore, the words New folder located at the bottom, type the name you want to assign to the folder in the Title field , tap on the Favorites item that you find under the Position item , press the arrow to go back and touch the  End button , so to apply the changes.

Once you have created your folder, to save your favorite sites within it, you must proceed as follows: go to the site of your interest, press the button for sharing (the one with the square and the arrow ) that find at the top right and tap on the Add to Favorites item in the menu that appears. Then tap on the Save item to confirm what your intentions are.

Well: repeat the steps I just indicated for each site you want to include in your favorites folder. Then, press the icon depicting the book located in the upper left part of the Safari screen, select the tab with the book icon in the menu that opens, press the Favorites item and the folder name and you can view all the sites saved in it. To connect to those of your interest, click on their name.

In case of second thoughts, you can remove the sites added to your favorites at any time by going to the relative menu as I explained above, by tapping on the Edit item at the bottom, by pressing the red circular button  next to the name of the site of your interest and tapping the Delete button . Then, click on the End item at the bottom.

To delete the folder, instead, go to the favorites menu, click on the Edit item located at the bottom, on the red circular button next to its name and on the  Delete button that you see appear. To conclude, tap on the End item located at the bottom.