Add a Folder to the Dock on an iPhone

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Add a Folder To the iOS Dock On an iPhone or iPad with the Edit home screen or wiggle mode. If you find yourself accessing the same apps often, adding them to a folder and placing it in your dock area could prove to be quite convenient. Because the dock area is accessible from any home screen page, adding a folder containing multiple apps increases proficiency and keeps things organized better.

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The process of adding a folder to your dock section is quite simple. Users running iOS 13 can drag and drop an app icon directly onto another app in the dock area. However, users running iOS 12 or earlier must create a folder on the home screen before adding it to the dock section.

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In the following guide, we're going to show you how to create a folder and add it to your dock area. For this tutorial, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 13.4.

Add a folder to the Dock in iOS 13

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    Tap+hold an app icon, then select Edit Home Screen.
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    Once in wiggle mode, tap+hold, drag one of the apps you wish to group into the dock area, then drop it in the new folder.
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    While still in Edit Home Screen mode, tap the name of the folder to bring forward the cursor
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    Rename the folder (if you wish), then tap Done.
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    Press the home button to close Edit Home Screen mode.
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    Your new folder should now be visible in your iPhone's dock area.
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Add a Folder to the Dock in iOS 12 and Older

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    Tap+hold an app.
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    Tap Edit Home Screen.
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    One you're in wiggle mode, drag an app icon onto another app on your home screen.
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    Continue adding apps to the folder by dragging them into it, then when you're completed, press the home button.
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    To give your folder a different name, tap+hold it, then tap Rename.
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    Use your device's keyboard to rename your folder, then tap Done.
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    Tap+hold, then drag an app from the dock area to the home screen
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    This will open up a space for your newly created folder.
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    Tap+hold, then drag your folder from the home screen into the dock area.
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    Your folder should be relocated to your iPhone's dock section.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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