How to create Nested Folders in iOS 7 [Video]

One of the nice features in iOS 7 is the ability to add unlimited apps in a folder.

This helps you reduce the number of Home screen pages by allowing you to organize apps in folders based on categories, location etc.

But adding unlimited apps in a folder also has its disadvantages. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could create nested folders? The good news is that it is possible to create nested folders in iOS 7 thanks to a loophole, which was documented by a reddit user.

Follow these instructions:

1. Let’s assume you want to create a nested folder B inside a folder A. Add the apps to folder A and folder B.

2. Place them next to each other (this is more for convenience). Note they need to be on the same page of the Home screen.

3. Now tap and hold on folder B, and then quickly double tap on the Home button before the apps and folders on the screen start wiggling.

4. This will launch the app switcher. You will also notice that while all the apps and folders are wiggling, the folder B isn’t and it is relatively bigger than the other folders. This indicates that you have done it properly.


5. Now tap on the Home screen with the folders in the app switcher. You will notice that the folder B is still enlarged.



6. Now tap on folder A. You will notice that the folder B is hovering above in the same position.


7. Tap on the Home button. This will add the folder B to folder A, thus successfully creating a nested folder.


If you’re finding it difficult, check out the video below to get a better idea on how to created nested folders in iOS 7:

The cool thing about this trick is that, it is not undone when you restart your iOS 7 device like previous tricks. The downside is that the nested folder won’t show up in the folder preview on the Home screen. You will also have to follow the same process if you want to add an app to the nested folder.

I have always found it intriguing how people end up discovering such loopholes.

Let me know how it goes in the comments below.