How to Create Application Screen Folders on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - dummies

How to Create Application Screen Folders on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

By Dan Gookin

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes preconfigured with a few app folders on the Applications screen. You can add additional folders by following these six simple and easy steps:

  1. Press the Menu button and choose the Create Folder command.

  2. Type a name for the folder.

    Be short and sweet so that the name fits beneath the folder icon.

  3. Touch the OK button to create and name the folder.

    The folder appears empty — just a dull circle. To use the folder, you have to drag app icons into it. To do that, you must edit the Applications screen.

  4. Press the Menu button and choose the Edit command.

  5. Long-press an icon and drag it over the folder icon. Lift your finger to “drop” the app icon into the folder.

  6. Repeat Step 5 to continue placing apps into the folder.

To remove an item from a folder, edit the Applications screen. Open the folder, and then long-press an icon to drag it out of the folder and place it elsewhere on the screen.

To remove the folder, long-press its icon and drag it up to the Remove icon atop the screen. You don’t need to empty the folder before removing it, but any app icons inside the folder are removed and placed directly on the Applications screen after the folder is gone.

Touch the Save button when you’re done working with folders; otherwise, all your work is lost.

  • You can use folders on the Applications screen primarily to hide the app icons you seldom use, such as those preinstalled by the cellular carrier. That way, they are put out of the way and don’t interfere when I’m browsing the Applications screen for apps you really do use.

  • Folders can also be created on the Home screen, which is a far better way to organize your apps.