can you create folders on the Iphone 'home' screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vivithemage, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    I have seen this before I think, I have 10+ games id like to put in a folder, and 10+ apps I would like to put into a this possible, or do I need a mod?

    I have a jailbroken/unlocked/activated 2.0 Iphone first gen.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    You would definitely need a jailbreak app for that... I know when I had my 1st gen jailbroken, there was a "starburst or sunburst" app that did something similar.. not sure if they still have it around or if it works in 2.0..
  3. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Without jailbreaking your iPhone, you can have up to 8 or 9 "home" screens, each with slots for 16 icons. You don't have to fill each screen with icons, so you can create one page for apps, one for games, one for webclips etc. That's what I've done.
  4. macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Yeah, but imagine the nuisance of scrolling to that 9th screen. A folder option would be better. Better yet, a shortcut to other screens!
  5. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Not really what you had in mind, but you can at least avoid the swiping to get to the next screen by clicking directly on the dots at the bottom of the screen. Quickly tapping a few times is a bit faster than swiping to get a few pages over. But if you start to get more than 3/4 pages it is still fairly tedious and really needs a direct shortcut...
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Yeah I think apple will change this in a future OS update. If you limit apps to 9 pages then thats only 144 apps minus any web links you put on a home page. If the app store is gonna have thousands I can see this filling up quick. I'm already on my 5th screen. I can't see them limiting the number of apps you can have via anything other than memory limits, otherwise they're limiting sales and they'd never want to do that.

    I can't see why they don't make an itues esq folder system. I mean when you go to the app store on your phone there's only like 13 categories. When you purchase the app it could automatically go to the same folder on your phone as it was in the store.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
    Yeah, I only have three screens used so far but I can see that after having a few more how some kind of shortcut would really be nice.

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