Keeping your home screen organized can sometimes be a difficult task. Folders are great, but what if you’re looking for a deeper level of order? Luckily, we’ve seen a few glitches over time that have helped.
Hidden in iOS 8 is a glitch that allows you to nest folders within folders. This can be helpful if you’d like to sub-categorize apps within folders or hide various stock apps in iOS 8 (because there are a lot of them). Nesting folders on iOS 8 is easy to do and completely reversible…
At this moment, we’ve tested the nested folders glitch on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and 5c, but it should work with almost every iOS 8 compatible device. If you’d like to create your own nested folders, follow the video tutorial or the steps written below:
Step 1: Create a folder with any apps you’d like to be nested within another folder.
Step 2: Create a second folder using two apps on the home screen and (at nearly the same time) quickly drag the folder from the step above into the new folder. You must drag the first folder into the second folder right as the new one is being created.
Step 3: Enjoy.
As I mentioned, this is a very simple process, but it can be extremely helpful and allow you to hide apps or sub-categorize apps within folders. If you’d like to reverse the process, all you’ll need to do is drag any of the nested folders back out to the home screen. If you’ve created a lot of nested folders, you can always head into the Settings app and go to: General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. This will return the home screen layout to a stock configuration, but it will not delete any data from your device.
Hopefully this little glitch/tip was helpful. At this point in time, using folders is the only method of organization available with iOS. Keep in mind, it’s possible that Apple will patch this in a future update to iOS, but similar glitches have appeared throughout iOS revisions since iOS 7. Basically, don’t expect this to last over the next couple of updates to iOS 8, but we’ll probably see a similar glitch surface again in the future. If you find any other iOS 8/iPhone 6 tips and tricks that you think we should know about or have issues with this glitch, be sure to let us know with a comment.