Creating Folders

The main draw of the iPad are the apps.  The apps is what makes the iPad such a powerful device, but one thing that happens very quickly is the screen filling up with too many apps that users spend a considerable amount of time scrolling between home screens looking for an app.  This doesn't have to be the case however!

A useful feature on the iPad is the ability to create folders for your apps.  Here's what you do:

Group Apps by Type

Step 1: When creating folders I like to keep my apps organized by type.  In this picture there are two magazine apps: Wired and National Geographic.  To save space I'll put them into a group together.

Press and Hold on an App

Step 2: Press and hold on an app.  This will allow you to move the app.  Be careful not to press the X.

Drag One App on Top of Another

Step 3: When you drag an app on top of another app, it will create a folder.  A name for the folder will be created automatically, but you are able to change the name to anything of your liking.  For example, I am going to change the name of this folder to Magazines.

Saving Space

Step 4: The space savings appear rather quickly as you download more and more apps.  In this picture there are 5 folders, with a total of 15 apps stored in the folders, in addition to the 8 apps located on the screen.  Without the folder, I wouldn't have enough room on this single screen for all my apps (Max of 20 app spaces per screen).  This means I'd have to scroll to another page to see all my apps.