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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Create, Customize or Remove Folder in the Apps Menu in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Ease of installing apps in the Samsung Galaxy S5 sometimes makes you end up having a lot of apps in your phone, even some of you may have some apps with the same function. Well, to help you keep the apps menu stay clean and neat, you can organize your apps by grouping all apps with the same function/category into a single folder.


How to create a new folder in apps menu?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. In Home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps menu.
  2. Long tap the Recent apps key or tap to open up the additional options and then select Create folder.
  3. Enter the folder name and then tap Done button in the keyboard. FYI, it'd better if you give the folder name based on the apps function/category, e.g: name the folder with "browser apps" if you use it to grouping some browser apps.
  4. Tap to select the apps you want to add into the folder.
  5. Tap Done button.
  6. The folder has been made and will be placed in the folder tab in the apps menu.


How to customize folder in apps menu?
Once you create a new folder, you can do some actions to customize it as listed in the following steps:
  1. In Home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps menu.
  2. Long tap the Recent apps key or tap to open up the additional options and then select Edit.
  3. Rename the folder name:
    • Tap the required folder.
    • Tap the folder name field and then enter the new name for the folder.
    • Tap Done button in keyboard.
  4. Add apps into the folder:
    • Tap the required folder.
    • Tap .
    • Select the apps you want to add to the folder.
    • Tap Done button.
    • The selected apps has been added to the folder.
    Or,
    • Tap and hold the required app and then drag it to the required folder.
    • Release to add the app to the folder.
    • The app has been added to the folder.
  5. Remove apps from the folder:
    • Tap the required folder.
    • Tap and hold the required app in the folder you want to remove and then drag it to the apps menu.
    • Place the app to remove it from the folder and then place it to the apps menu.
  6. Change the folder color:
    • Tap the required folder.
    • Tap and then select the desired color you want to use for the folder.
    • The selected color will be applied to the folder.
  7. Reorder apps positions in the folder:
    FYI, it only works if you select "Custom" as the apps menu view. Well, here are the steps:
    • Tap the required folder.
    • Tap and hold the apps and then drag it to the required position in the folder.
    • Release to place it in the new position in the folder.


How to remove folder in apps menu?
In case you want to delete a folder you have made in apps menu, then you can do so by using the following steps:
  1. In Home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps menu.
  2. Long tap the Recent apps key or tap to open up the additional options and then select Edit.
  3. Tap and hold the folder and then drag it to the Remove icon at the top of the screen.
  4. Release to remove the folder.
  5. The folder has been removed and the apps will be placed back in the apps menu.

Aside from tidy up the apps menu, create folders will also be able to help you find the app with the same function with more easily and fast, especially if you have a lot of apps in your phone.

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