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Galaxy S8 Tip: Here’s how you create folders inside the app drawer

Tips & Tricks

Last updated: May 26th, 2017 at 17:28 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with a range of customization options for the home screen. Samsung’s new Experience launcher does away with the app drawer button but gives you an option to get it back. You can even disable the app drawer altogether and put all your apps on the home screen, and also included is the ability to hide apps in the drawer. Some of you might have noticed, however, that you can’t make folders inside the app drawer the same way you could do on previous Samsung devices.

Well, the process has changed, but you can still make folders inside the app drawer. Follow the steps below to find out how.

Create a folder in the app drawer

Step 1: Open the app drawer (by swiping up or down on the home screen, or using the dedicated app drawer button if you have that enabled).

Step 2: Press and hold on one of the apps that you want to put inside a folder. Stop pressing the icon once you see a few options pop up next to it.

Step 3: Tap the Select multiple items option.


Step 4: Then, select all the apps that you wish to put inside a folder.

Step 5: Once you’ve selected the apps, hit the Create Folder button on the top right of the display.


That’s it. The phone will show you the folder you just created, and you can put any name to it by typing into the name field. You can also change the color of the folder to distinguish it from other folders/app shortcuts. Each folder that you create shows up at the start of the apps list, so you can quickly get to these folders without having to swipe around in the app drawer.

Add more app shortcuts to existing folders

To add more icons to a particular folder later on, here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Follow steps 1 to 3 listed above.

Step 2: Select the apps you wish to add to the existing folder.

Step 3: Hold and drag these apps (pressing any of the app shortcuts will make all selected shortcuts move around) and drop them into the folder you want to add them to.

Delete folders

Naturally, you can also delete existing folders. To do so, press and hold a folder until you get a few options pop up, and select Delete folder. This will remove the folder from your app drawer and put all the apps that were inside back in their original positions.

Facing an issue? Reach out to us in the comments and we’ll do our best to get you on the right track. Also, don’t forget to take a look at other Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ tips to make the most out of your new phone.

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