Rename a Folder in iOS and on iPhone

Feb 21, 2011 - 2 Comments

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If you need to rename a folder in iOS on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll find the process to change folder names is a complete piece of cake. All you need to do is the following, regardless of the version of iOS that you have:

  1. Tap and hold on the folder name that you wish to change until you see the icons jiggle
  2. Once the white text box appears at the top of the folder, just tap in there to move the cursor, and then type in the new name
  3. When finished renaming the folder, hit your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch home button to lock in the name change and save it

Pretty simple tip right? For those of us who have been using iOS for a while, this may be common knowledge, but a friend of mine just got a Verizon iPhone (Android switcher!) and this was one of the first questions they had for me.

Rename a Folder in iOS

Now, if you feel like getting even more creative… you can really customize folder names in iOS by adding Emoji and Wingdings as part of the folder names, making the folders look really stylized. This is a cool customization trick if you want to spruce things up a bit.

Whether you are new or old to the iPhone, we have plenty more iPhone tips, so check them out!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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