Create and Manage Folders on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Create and Manage Folders

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to add and remove folders on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone or your Android phone, depending on the version of the operating system that you are running.

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Steps

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    To start with, go to your home screen then go to your Apps folder by tapping on the Apps icon.
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    We're going to create our own folder, this is going to be done by simply selecting any one of these icons, holding it, and then dragging it up to Create Folder on the top left corner.
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    Now we need to enter a Folder Name, I will call it Google.
    Press the plus button to create the folder and add more apps.
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    Now I can choose what I want to put in my Google folder.
    I want to put everything Google related in my Google folder, that way I can free up some space on my phone. When you're done, tap on Done.
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    Now I've got a folder for Google with all my Google goodies in it.
    If I want, I can change the background color by tapping on the three dots.
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    If I want to get rid of this folder, I can just tap it, hold it, and drag it to Remove at the top.
    Everything will still be in my Apps folder.
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    So again, go to your Apps, choose any app you want, tap, hold and drag it up to Create Folder.
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    Enter a Folder Name.
    Press the Plus button.
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    Select the applications that you would like in there.
    Tap on Done.
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    Now I have the Chat folder on my home screen.
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    Now anytime I want to chat I can quickly tap on my Chat folder, and I'm there with all my chat apps.
    Instead of going to my apps and having to scroll through 6 possible screens to find my chat apps.
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    That is how to create, add and remove folders from the home screen of your Android phone.
    If you want to drag the folder to another screen, just move it on over and drop it.
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    Thanks for watching VisiHow, have a great day.
    Let us know if you need any additional help in the comment section below, and we will be sure to get back to you.
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Add a folder to Home screen

Keep your applications organized by grouping them into your own preferred category. You can put all games on a folder called "Games" or put all Google application on a folder called "Google Apps." To create a folder on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your device.
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    • You can also press the Back key (lower-right soft key) for a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon to get to the list of applications installed on your device.
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    From the list of applications on your device, locate one application that you would like to put into the folder.
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    Once located, touch and hold on the application icon until you will be taken to the Home's edit screen.
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    From the edit screen, continue holding the application icon and drag it into the Create Folder icon located on the upper-left part of the edit screen.
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    With the icon positioned on the Create Folder screen, release your finger to trigger a new folder's creation.
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    You will be asked to enter a name for the folder.
    Enter an appropriate name that you want. Tap on the OK button to save the name.
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    You have successfully learned how to add a folder on your device.
    The folder will now be seen on the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5. The folder will have the name that you chose and will show an icon of the only application on it. As you put another application on the folder, the icon will change to show that there are more applications on the folder.
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Add an application to a folder

Now that you already have a folder on your Home screen, you can populate it with applications. To add more applications into your folder, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your device.
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    • You can also press the Back key (lower-right soft key) for a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon to get to the list of applications installed on your device.
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    From the list of applications on your device, locate one application that you would like to put into the folder.
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    Once located, touch and hold on the application icon until you will be taken to the Home's edit screen.
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    From the edit screen, continue holding the application icon and drag it into the folder that you want to put it into.
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    With the icon positioned on the selected folder, release your finger to put the application icon on that folder.
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    You can open the folder by tapping on it and see that the application icon is now on the folder.
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    You have successfully learned how to add an application into a folder.
    The folder's icon will now change to show a part of the application icon that you have just put into it. If there are more than four applications on the folder, the folder icon will only show part of the first four applications on the folder.
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Move an application icon out of the folder

If you want to move an application from a folder to the Home screen or to another folder, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your device.
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    • You can also press the Back key (lower-right soft key) for a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, locate the folder containing the application that you want to remove from it.
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    On the selected folder, touch and hold the selected application icon until you will be taken to the Home's edit screen.
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    Once the edit screen will show, drag the application icon out of the folder and into a selected location on the Home screen.
    Release it to transfer the application icon into the selected location.
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    You can also drag an application icon to another folder and release your finger to put the application into the selected folder.
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    You have just successfully learned how to move an application icon out of a specific folder.
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Delete an application icon from a folder

If you want to remove an application icon from a folder and not transfer it to any place on your Home screen, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your device.
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    • You can also press the Back key (lower-right soft key) for a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, locate the folder containing the application that you want to remove from it.
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    On the selected folder, touch and hold the selected application icon until you will be taken to the Home's edit screen.
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    Once the edit screen will show drag the application icon out of the folder and into the trash bin icon located on the upper-right part of your screen.
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    Once the application icon is positioned on the Remove icon, release your finger to remove the application from the folder.
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    You can tap on the folder to open it to confirm that the application icon has been deleted from it.
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    You have just learned how to delete an application from the folder on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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  • Note: Deleting an application icon from a folder will only remove the icon on it and does not uninstall the application. You can still access the application on your phone's application list.
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Delete a folder and all of its contents

If you want to completely remove a folder and all of its content from your Home screen, follow these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your device.
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    • You can also press the Back key (lower-right soft key) for a few times until you will be taken to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, locate the folder that you want to remove.
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    Touch and hold on the selected folder icon until the edit screen will show.
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    Once the edit screen will show, drag the folder into the trash bin icon located on the upper-right part of your screen.
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    Release your finger to completely delete the folder and its content on your Home screen.
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    You have just successfully learned how to delete a folder on your Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
    The selected folder and all the application icons on it will not be shown in the Home screen anymore.
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  • Note: Deleting a folder from your Home screen will only remove the icons on it and does not uninstall any applications on the folder. You can still access these applications on your phone's application list.

Tips

Folders on your Samsung Galaxy S5 help keep your phone's Home screen organized by allowing you to add shortcuts to it. This way, you can put more applications on your Home screen through folders, and you can easily group applications depending on their category. You can create many folders on your Home screen and name them based on your preference. You also move application shortcuts between folders.

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Questions and Answers

How do I arrange apps in a folder NOT in an alphabetical order?

Hi - Currently, in a folder, all apps inside that folder are automatically arranged in an alphabetical order. I don't like that and how do I arrange them the way I want it to?

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How do you delete a folder in Samsung Galaxy S5?

I created a folder but when I try to delete by dragging it, it only shows a Cancel area not a Trashcan. Thanks.

If you are using Jelly Bean, you can take these steps to delete any unwanted folders:

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    Open the App Drawer
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    Select 'Menu'
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    Tap 'Edit'
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    Delete the unwanted folder.
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How do I take apps out of folders and delete folders?

I had recently created folders and put some apps into them. I would like to reverse the process, would like to take the apps out of the folders and delete the folders? Help

While it's easy to make new folders and add apps to them, reversing the process is indeed confusing. This is because most users think that deleting apps from the GS5 home screen will delete them from the phone. In fact, all of the Apps on your Home screen or in folders on your home screen are just shortcuts. That means you can delete any app shortcut, and then add it back later with no problems.

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Now, to answer your question, in order to delete a folder without deleting the contents, follow these steps:

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    On your home screen, tap on the folder you want to delete to open it.
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    Now tap and hold on one of the application shortcuts you would like to move.
    Make sure you keep your finger held on the app shortcut.
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    While continuing to hold your finger on the app, drag it out of the folder, and onto the home screen.
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    Then remove your finger to release the app in its new location on the home screen.
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    Perform this process for all the apps you would like to move, or until the folder is empty.
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    Now press the Home button.
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    Once you're on the home screen, tap and hold on the folder that you want to delete.
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    This will open the edit page, where you can drag and then drop the folder on the 'Delete' icon.
    This icon looks like a trash can.
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    Your folder is now deleted.
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To learn how to add a new folder to your home screen, go to our main article and read the section 'Add a folder on Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen'.

If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section below.

Access Files on a broken phone?

Hello, I have a Galaxy S5 phone that has a broken screen, and I would like to access my messages and contacts. The screen is broken in such a way that the display is completely blank, but I can unlock my phone with the fingerprint scanner and run some basic commands on the phone using the S Voice app. Is there any way I can install apps like SideSync to do access messages and contacts or is there a manual way to do so?

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Trying to create folder for specific photos that are already in the gallery?

Trying to create folder for specific photos that are already in the gallery

When trying to create new album and moving your photos around, it can be confusing. However, there is a simple solution.

Follow the steps below to create a new album on your Samsung Galaxy S5:

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    On your phone home screen, tap on the 'Apps' icon.
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    Go to your gallery.
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    Tap on the menu icon, on the top right side of your gallery.
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    Select 'Create Album'.
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    Enter a name for your new album, and tap on 'OK'.
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    Now select the photos you want to move to your new album.
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    When you're done selecting photos, drag and drop them on the new album.
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    Tap on 'Done'.
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    Now you will see a popup asking you to whether you want to copy those photos or just move them to the new album.
    In order to copy them, tap on the 'Copy' button. To move them, tap on the 'Move' button.
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    Congratulations, your new album is created.
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I am switching from an iPhone to the Galaxy. Is it true that only four icons can be on the homepage?

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I do not see where I am to drag the icon to. There is no folder on my top left as noted in the help forum

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When I try to create a folder on my S5 the "Create Folder" option doesn't appear at the top left of the screen?

Only remove is available. I created 2 folders in the past and I want a third.

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I cannot delete a folder on my phone no matter how many times I drag it into the garbage bin icon?

I created a folder decided to delete it and couldn't, it just keeps coming back no matter how many times I drag it to the garbage bin icon

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Remove folder but leave app icon that is in it?

I inadvertently created a folder for my app. I want to keep the app icon, but get rid of the folder. 'how do I do this (Galaxy S5)

Simply drag the app icon to your home-screen page.

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Can widgets be put into folders on the home screens?

Hi, on S5 Android 4.4.4 is it true that widgets cannot be grouped into folders (or with apps)? Can app launchers in the app drawer be grouped into folders in the app drawer? Thanks

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New emails on folders not showing on my inbox unless I check one by one of my folders?

I have created folders for my email on my PC, and now I don't receive any notifications when I get new emails from any of those folders on my phone I have a Samsung Galaxy 5

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How can I stop my phone from automatically saving pictures to albums that it creates?

For example, if I save a photo from twitter it will automatically save under a file name "twitter" despite the fact that I never created one in the first place. I'd like for my pictures saved from apps such as twitter and snapchat to save under my "camera" file and not ones created by the apps.

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Hello and thanks for your help. every month I get 2 different schedules in a word doc, I want to create a folder on my Galaxy S5 where I can download and keep these schedules for easy reference every month. How do I do that??. I have tried: Don't know where to start. I think it was caused by: No problem

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