How to Delete and Rename Folders on the iPad

Have you ever created a folder by mistake? Or do you simply want to get rid of a folder? Follow these steps to delete a folder.

First, tap the folder you wish to delete.

Next, tap and hold down an app in the folder until the apps begin to wiggle.

One by one remove the apps by dragging them out of the folder. Once you have removed all of the apps but the last one, the folder will automatically go away and the last app will go back to the Home Screen.

Voila!

 

3 thoughts on “How to Delete and Rename Folders on the iPad

    1. Hi Pat, To rename a folder on your iPad, follow these steps:

      Tap and hold (long press) on the folder you’d like to rename
      Once your app/folder are wiggling, tap the folder again
      Tap the folder field up top to rename and tap done on the keyboard
      On iPhone X and later, tap outside of the folder and then tap Done
      One iPhone and iPad models with a Home button, tap it to confirm the change

      I hope that helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  1. I have a 2017 IPad. I want to delete folders on AIM (the free service from AOL). What you suggested above does not work n my IPad.

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