How To: Quickly Find Which Folder An iOS App Resides In

Have you ever not been able to find an application on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad because you have so many folders? I know personally I was looking for Songza on one occasion and for the life of me couldn’t find it. I ended up just giving up and then the next day stumbled upon it without even meaning to. This might be an extreme example, but if you want to quickly find out which folder an iOS app is in you can do so quite easily.

A new handy feature in the iOS 6 firmware generations allows you to use the spotlight to find out what folder a specific application is currently residing in. To quickly find out what folder contains the app you are looking for, follow the handy animation or read the quick instructions below.

How To Quickly Find Which Folder An App Resides In

As you probably already guessed, finding out what folder an application resides in is as easy as typing the application’s name into Spotlight (swipe left to right on your home screen to access spotlight). When you do this, if the application is contained by a folder, it will show the folder name to the right of it. In the case of the Songza app, shown in the animation above, it was in the Entertainment folder.

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  • Michael Schnier

    Ah, I was hoping this would be for iFile. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to dig through the apps folder to try to restore a saved game.

  • Dani Hayes

    I think ijailbreak is getting carried away with these “how-to guides”. I’m waiting for the how-to-make-a-phone-call guide. I cannot figure that out at all.



  • iPhone4SGuy

    I agree with Dani Haynes. Whether there is not enough Apple news around or if they’re bored, but iJailbreak seem to be wasting time on pointless guides – Unless there being paid to do it. This site is for people who own iDevices, and have probably jailbroken them before, this site isnt really for dumb people who have trouble operating there phone.
    Next it will be how to turn on your iPhone!!!!!!!!!

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    Can’t wait for the how-to for launching an app

  • Jfvjcclckvvvvkvkvkvk

    Nope, thats too hard…most people cant turn on their iPhones

  • iPhone4SGuy

    I agree!! When i got my iphone, it took me a whole day to work out how to turn it on. You’d think Id have managed it with only 5 buttons on the phone. Alas, i didnt manage it, If only iJailbreak had made a guide on how to turn your iPhone on