iOS 7 bug lets you create Nested Folders

nested folders io 7The changes to the home screen in iOS 7 have probably introduced a number of bugs in the way folders are handled. The Newsstand icon can be put inside a folder (we hope this isn’t a bug), apps can be put inside Newsstand, and now another bug has been discovered that lets you create fully functional nested folders.

Here are the instructions to put a folder inside a folder, via AppAdvice:

First, tap and hold on a folder, then immediately double press the home button. Now, tap on the home screen card within the multitask switcher. The folder should now look similar to the over-sized folder below. Next, open another folder and press the home button and the first folder will follow you into the second folder. I haven’t found a limit to this nested folder glitch, but I’ve only nested about six folders so far.

A restart brings back the folders to their original state.

Although this seems to be a glitch, it’s important to note that hidden settings in iOS 7 does indicate that Apple may allow us to create nested folders in the future. If this is indeed a bug, though, it’s likely Apple fixes this in the next beta version of iOS 7, which is rumored to be released on the 8th of July.

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  • Eric

    I thought that was a feature that was shown at WWDC?

  • Daniel Monroe

    This WAS a feature that was pointed out in the WWDC keynote… it is NO BUG!

    • James

      That’s exactly what I was thinking.
      Jason, I think you dropped the ball on this one, It is not a glitch.

      • Daniel Monroe

        Right, it was pointed out and demonstrated that folders can now hold both multiple pages as well as other folders. (When I heard it, I yelled out “It’s about time!”)