iPad Does everyone use folders?

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  1. EternalStutter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just curious really. If you were to look at your ipad/iphone right now. Would you see ALOT of folders? No folders? a few? I couldn't imagine having a bunch of apps on 6 or 7 pages...but im sure someone is rocking it that way
     
  2. makotoisle macrumors 6502

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    I organize my apps by page. This means that I have 6 pages of apps, none of which that are full.
     
  3. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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    I use folders. Only because they look cool in iOS 7.
     
  4. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    I tried them out way back when, but dumped them. I've also tried organizing my apps by page, I quit doing that too. I don't feel like nor have the time to perform management past videos.
     
  5. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I have never used folders on any of my iDevice's, simply because I think they look ugly. I organize my apps by full pages.
     
  6. LightOnAHill macrumors regular

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  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I have a few just too keep related apps together.
     
  8. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Folders for news, games, utilities, bookshelf, health, "stuff". Helps me find the apps I need quickly.
     
  9. Zerthis macrumors newbie

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    I use folders on my iPad, iPhone and even on my Mac. I hate scrolling/swiping left and right to find the app I need. Also, I have OCPD so if stuff isn't organized I can't sleep.
     
  10. smooth macrumors 6502

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    I only use a couple for apps that I don't use
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    On my iPad, I use one folder for games to keep under two pages and my iPhone 4S I have so many folders to keep 2 pages too. :apple:
     
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    I only have one folder on my first page of apps, but every other page on my iPhone has all folders.
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes, I use folders. Page one is typically dedicated to apps most used with no folders, and page two and beyond are lessor-used apps put into folders.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    On my iPad you would see all folders. Changed that on my iPhone because I don't like how the folders look.
     
  15. kelub macrumors regular

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    +1 on my iPhone. First page is strictly most-used apps; 2nd page is all folders.

    On the iPad I have 1 page of all folders, with the most used apps on the dock.
     
  16. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Nope. Some do. Some do not. I don't.
     
  17. jenni122701 macrumors regular

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    I use folders. I just prefer it to several or more pages of apps.
     
  18. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I use a few to keep things organized because I don't like have a bunch of icons on my screen.
     
  19. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Two folders. I try to keep the number of apps at a minimum.
     
  20. Bear macrumors G3

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    Mix of folders and apps. All kept down to one page. Much faster than trying to find the right page for an app.
     
  21. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Aside from the built in apps - I have over 350 apps in folders on my iPhone and a similar layout on my iPad. Do I use most of these 350? No but they come in handy from time to time (mostly utilities or productivity apps). However, given how lousy the iOS 7 folder layout is (constant scrolling, lesser apps on page) - I may just get rid of them.
     
  22. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I've always done it this way, and since iOS 7 offers unlimited pages within folders, I see more people opting for this as well.
     
  23. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I have a few. Folders was my favorite feature of iOS 4.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I use them to logically maintain my apps, plus with kids I like to keep their apps in their own folders :)
     
  25. bufffilm Suspended

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    if anyone has 2 or more screens of icons/apps, it will probably be more efficient to start using folders to manage & organize things.

    i have 5 folders:

    apps (folder is password locked)
    games
    internet
    utilities
    non-use
     

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