How to Create a Folder in Files app on iPhone, iPad

Learn how to make a new folder in Files app on iPhone, iPad Pro, Air, mini. Also, fix New Folder icon grayed out or unable to create folder in files app on iPhone or iPad.

We need to create, Rename, Move or Delete folder for easy manage all the files and document on all gadgets. New Files app in iOS 11 come with tens of all useful features. Let’s see one of them, create a New Folder in Files app on iPhone and iPad with iOS.


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Here I show how to create a new folder in the hierarchical format (Folder in folder) or Parent/Main folder.

Steps for Create a New Folder in Files app on iPhone and iPad

2 Create a new folder on File app in iPhone and iPad with iOS 11

1. Go to the Files app on iPhone or iPad

2. Files app only able to create a folder in the own file system (Not in a third-party app like Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Amazon Drive, Google Drive and Other).

3. Go to the iCloud Drive or “On My iPhone”/ “On My iPad” under Files app’s Browse tab.

2 Create a Folder in Files app on iPhone and iPad

4. Slide finger down to see the active view in extra settings or option for Create a folder, Sorted by filter, File and Folder view.

3 Scroll down and Find option for create a new Folder on iOS 11 Files app

Tap on Folder with the + icon.

4 New Folder icon on iPhone and iPad Files app

Give the correct folder name and save it.

5 Create and Save folder on Files app on iPhone and iPad

That’s it

Now we can move multiple files and Documents at once by select multiple select radio option.

Note: Unfortunately, right now we don’t create a root folder inside “On My iPhone” folder – locally.

Extra Dose: Quick Overview on Rename Folder or Add Folder Tag

Press and Hold on document icon or Folder icon that you want to rename, See the screen below.

Type a folder name and Press Done to save it.

6 Folder options in Files app on iPhone and iPad

To Delete folder,

To delete folder long press and hold on folder icon until you see hover strip options. Tap on the Right arrow icon to see more option. Tap on Delete.

Or Tap on select from the top right corner of the screen, Choose folders then Tap on Delete from the bottom tab.

Newly created folder easily find using a tag. I would like to recommend to use tags. That’s the help to manage large data easily and correct way.

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