iOS 12.2 - Folder in a Folder

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  1. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Can a folder be created within another folder?

    I thought this functionality arrived years ago.

    I’m chasing folders around my screen with other folders...no can do. :(

    I feel like an idiot.
     
  2. HEALER FLAME macrumors 6502

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    Of course you can create many sub sub sub folders withing each other. Anyone remember Dos?
     
  3. Gutwrench thread starter Contributor

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    Finding the c prompt and creating batch files is my next topic.

    So, stacking folders has not made its way to iOS?
     
  4. Conutz macrumors regular

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    Maybe I’m missing something, but in Files, I can make folders within folders. Both “On My iPhone” and “iCloud Drive". o_O
     
  5. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    yeah - easy to do using iCloud drive - both on mac and iOS
     
  6. Gutwrench, Apr 14, 2019
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    Thank you. I’m working on the main screen of an iPhone. When I pull a folder overtop another folder to merge them, the target folder just scoots away. I can’t get them to merge. iOS 12.2 on an XS Max.

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    I would think it would be on iOS but I’m having an issue I’m trying to work through.
     
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    Whoa, what the ****?! You could definitely do this before, but it’s not working for me either. So weird.
     
  8. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    hmm . . . I just tried and it worked fine on both iOS 12.1.14 and MAC 10.14.3

    that said - I have been holding off on most recent iOS and Mojave for these kinds of reasons lol

    I was going to update and test and then stopped and thought no - don't do that - lol
     
  9. Gutwrench, Apr 14, 2019
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    Gutwrench thread starter Contributor

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    Thank you so much. I’m on 12.2 on both the iPhone and iPad and can’t do it. I’m not blaming the iOS, but don’t know what’s preventing it. I swear I’ve done this in the past.

    Again, I appreciate your input.
     
  10. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    iOS (12.0) is such a tease! I figured out how to drag a folder into another, but it disappears as soon as I release it.

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  11. mikzn, Apr 14, 2019
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    mikzn macrumors 65816

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    sorry I misunderstood - thanks for the video! - just tried it again and I can't do the subfolder - just the app

    when I tried the folder like in your video it was the same on iOS 12.1.14
     
  12. internetrando macrumors 6502

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    To the best of my knowledge, that has never been a thing in iOS. Android maybe? Never have used one.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    @Gutwrench

    I can certainly understand your confusion as I seem to recall this as well. Possibly iOS 7 or 8. I am currently on iOS 9 and it didn't seem to be a thing when I tried it back in late 2015 or so.

    Jailbreaking however allows for it.

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  14. Conutz macrumors regular

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    Haha, those folders! I did try that some time back and couldn’t do it either, I can’t remember exactly, but it was probably iOS 11 or 12.
     
  15. Gutwrench thread starter Contributor

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    Those stubborn folders! I chased one all over. Speedy little devil! It even tried to escape onto another page! :mad:
     
  16. Vlad Soare macrumors member

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    Actually, those were directories in DOS. :p
    I believe Windows 95 was the first to call them "folders", if my memory serves me right.
     

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