How to Create a New Folder in Files App in iOS 13

So you finally updated to iOS 13, or maybe you’ve been using it for quite some time already but never really got around to using the Files app that’s built-in. Either way, there’s good news. The new default file manager in iOS 13 has been updated to bring some much needed improvements. Only now has it become a proper file manager for your phone, and you know what one of the most common things people do on their file managers? Make folders to actually manage files. Well, if you’re wondering just how to get that thing done, here’s how to create a new folder in the Files app in iOS 13.

How to Create a New Folder in Files App in iOS 13

Creating a new folder is pretty straightforward. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Launch the Files app, and long press on any blank area on the screen to open the context menu. Here, select ‘New Folder’.

tap on create new folder in files app iOS 13

  • Enter a name for the folder. For this tutorial, I’ll use ‘8BitIdeas’ as the folder name. Once you’ve finished writing the name for the folder, tap on ‘Done’ on the top-right, or just tap ‘Done’ on the keyboard.

enter a name for the folder and tap done

Your new folder is now ready to be filled with files, or scanned documents.

How to Rename a Folder in Files

What if you created a new folder but later on you realise that you should have chosen a different name for it? Well, worry not, it’s easy to rename a folder.

  • Long press (or 3D Touch if your phone has it) on the folder to open up the context menu.

long press and select rename folder in files app

  • Tap on ‘Rename’. Enter the new name, and tap ‘Done’.

That’s it, you have successfully renamed the folder. You can do this as many times as you want, by the way, so don’t be afraid of coming up with better, more apt names for your folders and updating them accordingly.

Manage Your Files with Folders in iOS 13

So that was a quick tutorial on how to create and rename folders in iOS 13. The new Files app in iOS 13 is pretty great at doing its job, and there’s no doubt that it will only get better with future iOS updates. So there’s no real need to look for third party file managers any more. You can just as easily get your work done with the built-in app from Apple. After all, when it can do pretty much all the basic things file managers are supposed to do, why bother with third party apps right?

Anyway, have you used the Files app on your iPhone much? Are there features that you wish existed in the app but don’t? Let me know in the comments.

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