How to create app folders in the app drawer of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

How to create app folders in the app drawer of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
Placing apps in folders on the homescreen is an old enough concept – first introduced in Android, it was also adopted by Apple in iOS 4, and even by Microsoft in Windows Phone 8.1. Manufacturers have learned that users love apps, but also prefer to be able to keep the mess of icons organized, so pretty much every phone that comes out these days supports the mechanic – most of the times, its as easy as dragging an app's icon over another one.

Now, keeping homescreens neat and organized is one thing, but what about Android's app drawer? Acting as a storage for all apps that have been installed on the device, the drawer can also get quite cluttered and stock Android doesn't really have a way to deal with this – at least not yet. Well, manufacturers, however, have come up with some ways to help the user sort their drawers, and included them in their proprietary Android skins. Samsung, for one, lets its customers create folders not only on the homescreens, but also in the app drawer itself. Here's how to do it.



Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

7 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Thank you based PA

2. gaming64 unregistered

App folder have been implemented on iOS since iOS 4. Are you guys trying to make Apple look more inferior?

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Not really sure the context of what you're saying, but making app folders on an S6 is not that same as other Androids.

5. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

You are correct, gaming64. It was a mishap, thanks

6. gaming64 unregistered

My pleasure. Please do a lil bit more research for your articles. :)

4. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Been doing this since i bought my htc m7 over 2 years ago.

7. rshanberg unregistered

This process was much easier on the Galaxy S4. You went into Edit Mode, selected the folder you wanted to edit, and clicked Add. Then, you could tap to select multiple icons to move to the folder. Now, for the S6, they went to the iOS-style editing, and it's terrible. Imagine how annoying it is adding an icon to a folder that's 3 screens away. I sent this to Samsung as feedback, but I heard nothing back. No surprise there. Usually, when I contact Samsung to report a problem, they blame it on user error, or another app. This time, they don't have anywhere to shift the blame.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.