Nesting Folders in the Notes app?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by jfreed, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. jfreed macrumors member

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    Hiya All! I'm just wondering if there is a manner in which I can nest folders within the Notes App on iOS 9? FWIW, I am running the beta builds. I don't know if this functionality exists, but it does seem as if it should. Thanks!
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    Don't think so. I couldn't figure out any way to place folders within folders. I just get the options to place a folder on my iCloud or on my phone.
     
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    iCloud drive itself does not support nested folders. It doesn't even let you do it when accessing the folders directly on a Mac.
     
  4. lagwagon Suspended

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    You can have folders within folders in iCloud Drive.
     

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  5. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, interesting. It also lets you do it with the TextEdit folder. Though not any of the iWorks apps or Preview. There must be a flag that lets developers turn nesting on and off.
     
  6. lagwagon Suspended

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    I'm able to make folders inside both the Pages folder and Preview folder.

    I'm doing all this from the iCloud Drive app. Tap "Select" in the top right corner, then you get three options on the bottom. The first option on the bottom left is "New Folder", middle option is "Move" and third option is "Delete".
     

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  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but try to put a folder in that folder. The "New Folder" option disappears/grays out. The same limitations apply as in the app itself.
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

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    Ahh, so it is. Strange.

    I guess the work around for that is create a fake "Pages" main folder and do all your nesting in that. If pages only saves to the real Pages folder (haven't tested to see if you have free reign where to save) it can be easily moved by the same tap on Select then Move button. It's an extra step (if you can't directly save into your fake Pages nested folder system) but the end result would be what's wanted.
     
  9. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I just tried that. You can trick iCloud by moving an already nested folder, however Pages will not actually display them.
     

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