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How to create a folder on the Tablet desktop.

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Follow this procedure to create a folder on the Tablet desktop.


  • The ability to create a folder on the Tablet desktop is a feature specific to the Android version 4.0 (or later) operating system.
  • Perform a system update to upgrade your tablet to the latest version of the Android operating system.
  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  2. Tap and hold one of the icons on the Desktop.
  3. Drag the selected icon over top of another icon. Image

    NOTE: You will notice a circle appear around the bottom icon.

  4. Release the selected icon and a folder will be created containing both icons. Image
  5. Tap to open the newly created folder, and then tap Unnamed Folder. Image
  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the desired folder name. Image


  • There must be at least two icons present inside a folder in order for it to exist. If you remove one icon from a folder that only has two icons in it, the folder will disappear and the icons will both reside on their own on the desktop.
  • To remove an icon from a folder, tap to open the folder, tap and hold the desired icon, drag that icon to a place on the desktop outside of the folder and then release. The icon will now be on the desktop and not inside the folder. Image