What is app folders on Galaxy Note 5? Why you need app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
When you get your Galaxy Note 5, there are about 30-50 (the exact number depends on region and carrier) apps pre-installed by Samsung and your carrier.
You will surely install more apps.
So, it is not uncommon that there are more than 200 apps in most Galaxy Note 5 phones.
Now, the problem is how to put so many apps on Galaxy Note 5 home screen. You need so many home screen panels (pages) if you do not use app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen.
Another problem is how to locate the apps quickly if you have so many apps. Although Samsung removed the limit of the number of home screen panels in Galaxy Note 5 home screen, you have to consider how to access them conveniently. It is not wise to swipe 10 times to find the app.
The solution is to use app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen to keep your apps organized.
With app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen, you can organize apps based on vendor (e.g., apps from Google or Amazon) or function (e.g., apps for photo editing, apps for document editing, games…) or other criteria.
One app can be in several app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen. For example, you can put Google Photos in the Google apps folder, and in the Photo editing app folder simultaneously.
In short, app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen let you use Galaxy Note 5 more efficiently. You will enjoy to use these apps because you can locate the apps easily.
How to create app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
To create app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Tap and hold an app icon in the home screen.
You may check this guide if you are not sure about Galaxy Note 5 touch screen gestures.
Step 2: Without releasing your finger from the screen, move the app icon over another app icon as shown below.
Step 3: Once you see the a folder frame around the apps, release your finger from the screen to drop the app and create the app folder for these two apps.
Step 4: Name the app folder.
You can give the app folder a meaningful name so that you can easily locate the app in this folder.
Step 5 (optional): Change the background color of the app folder.
Tap the color palette to change the background color for the app folder.
How to move app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
Once an app folder is created, you can move it to any other locations on Galaxy Note 5 home screen, just like an app.
To move apps folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen to a new location, just tap and hold the app folder, move it to the desired location, then release your finger to drop the app folder to the new location.
How to add apps to app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
You can add as many apps to an app folder as you want.
But it is better no to add more than 9 apps to one app folder on Galaxy Note 5. If you add 10 or more apps to one app folder on Galaxy Note 5, you will have to scroll down to access the 10th onward app.
So, keep the number of apps in one folder up to 9. If you want to put more than 9 apps to that app folder, you may consider to create another folder for these apps.
To add apps to app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen, tap and hold the the app icon, and then drag it to the folder.
Please note, one app can be added to several app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen simultaneously.
How to remove apps from app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
If an app is uninstalled, it will be removed automatically from app folders.
If you want to remove an app manually from an app folder, you can tap the app folder, tap and hold the app, move it outside of the folder, or move it trash can.
Please note, removing an app from home screen only removes the app shortcut from the screen. The app is NOT uninstalled. You can always add it back to the home screen later.
How to remove app folders from Galaxy Note 5 home screen?
To remove app folders from Galaxy Note 5 home screen, tap and hold the app folder, then drag it to the trash can on the top of the screen.
Can I add app folders to another app folder (i.e., nested app folders) in Galaxy Note 5?
No, you cannot add an app folder to another app folder in Galaxy Note 5.
In other words, Galaxy Note 5 does not support nested app folders.
Can you use app folders on Galaxy Note 5 home screen now?
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For other Galaxy Note 5 features and detailed Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides , please check Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides page.
You may also download and read the official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manual here.