How to Remove File Folder Icons From a Phone


Many wireless phones allow users to create folders in order to store applications on the phone. Folders can be used for organizing but may become unnecessary for various reasons. In order to remove folder icons from a phone, in many cases users can delete the icons from the phone's menu. However, deleting a folder will in some cases cause a user to lose the contents of the folder. Among the phones that allow a user to delete folders are the iPhone, Android phones and BlackBerry phones.


  • Tap on the folder icon you want to remove.

  • Drag any applications (apps) out of the folder and drop them on the home screen or into another folder.

  • Drag the folder off the screen and it will disappear as long as it is empty.


  • Click on the folder icon you want to remove.

  • Hold the folder icon with your finger for two to three seconds.

  • Drag the folder icon to the trash icon. Release the folder icon on top of the trash icon to delete it.


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