How to Rename App Folders on an iPhone or iPad, or Remove the Name Entirely

Keep your Home Screen organized by renaming app folders to clearly show what’s inside them.

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When you make an app folder on your iPhone, it automatically generates a name based on the apps you put in there. But that name doesn’t always match how you think of the apps or why you chose to put them in a folder together. Luckily, it’s easy to rename app folders on your iPhone.

In this short guide, we’ll show you how to rename the app folders, or remove the name altogether.

How to Rename Your iOS App Folders

To rename your iOS app folder, simply follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold the app folder you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap Rename.
  3. Type a new name and tap Done when you’re finished
  4. Click your Home button or slide up to go back to the Home Screen.

By following these steps, you should have successfully renamed your app folder. Keep in mind that you can even rename your app folder to just an emoji, rather than words. Home Screen layouts that organize your apps will make you feel much less overwhelmed when trying to navigate through the Home Screen.

Remove the Name From Your App Folder Altogether

If you have a lot of apps but don’t like using the iPhone App Library, you may find that even with app folders, your Home Screen feels cluttered. You can actually remove the name from your app folder altogether if you’d like to reduce this clutter. To do this:

  1. Copy the space between these brackets [ ] on your iOS device.
  2. On your Home Screen, tap and hold on the app folder you’d like to remove the name for.
  3. Tap Rename.
  4. Delete the app’s current name, and then tap in the text field to open up some options.
  5. Tap Paste to add the hidden characters you copied.
  6. Tap Done.
  7. Click your Home button or slide up to go back to the Home Screen.


By following these simple steps you should now have completely removed the name for one of your app folders.

Rename Your App Folders With Ease

Your app folders are great for decluttering your Home Screen, so having them named as something you want is important. By following these steps you should have been able to rename them to either a different word, an emoji, or removed the name altogether.

Organizing your iPhone apps doesn’t have to be difficult, and it’ss an effective way of increasing your productivity.

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