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Rename Add app to folder Create folder Remove app from folder Delete folder

Rename

Of course, we can rename the created folders on the Xiaomi smartphone to better localize their contents, so you can easily create folders on shopping, finance, or games that also contain the appropriate apps.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Tap on a  folder
Step 2:  Tap on the  current name
Step 3:  Enter a  name  and tap  Confirm
  1. Tap on a folder
  2. Tap on the current name
  3. Enter a name and tap Confirm

Add app to folder

We can move more apps to our created folders to keep order on the Xiaomi smartphone or start screen, we can select multiple apps, which will be moved to one folder

Note: The method of holding down an app and dragging it into the folder still works, but is inconvenient if you want to move multiple apps.

It is possible to select multiple apps on different home screens.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Tap and hold an  app icon
Step 2:  Drag the  app icon  onto a folder
Step 3:  Release the  app icon
  1. Tap and hold an app icon
  2. Drag the app icon onto a folder
  3. Release the app icon

Create folder

The Drag & Drop method is already known to many people from PC or the Android user interface. It roughly means drag and drop. To create a folder with this method, at least 2 apps must be provided for a folder.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Tap and hold an  app icon
Step 2:  Drag the  app icon  onto another
Step 3:  Release the  app icon  to create a folder
  1. Tap and hold an app icon
  2. Drag the app icon onto another
  3. Release the app icon to create a folder

Remove app from folder

If we have customized the Xiaomi smartphone's start screen to our personal needs and wishes by creating folders, we can also remove apps from a folder if we notice that an app, such as Messenger or WhatsApp, is being used more often than first expected.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Tap on a  folder
Step 2:  Tap and hold an  app icon
Step 3:  Drag the  app icon  from the folders area
Step 4:  Release the  app icon  to position it on home screen
  1. Tap on a folder
  2. Tap and hold an app icon
  3. Drag the app icon from the folders area
  4. Release the app icon to position it on home screen

Delete folder

Deleting a folder is relatively easy, you have to remove all apps from the folder.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Tap on a  folder
Step 2:  Tap and hold an  app icon   (the last one remaining)
Step 3:  Drag the  app icon  from the folders area
Step 4:  Release the  app icon  to position it on home screen
  1. Tap on a folder
  2. Tap and hold an app icon (the last one remaining)
  3. Drag the app icon from the folders area
  4. Release the app icon to position it on home screen

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