How to Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen 2021

Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

How to Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen: Just like a computer, our Android phone has numerous files and folders.

Due to this, it can be tedious to locate an important document or a presentation file on your Android device.

This is why it is advisable for you to create a shortcut for each folder on your home screen.

You see, Android has a built-in feature that helps it user create file and folder shortcuts.

By creating folder shortcuts and placing them on the home screen, you can easily access those files inside the folders that the shortcuts link to.

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How to Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen
Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

HOW TO CREATE FOLDER SHORTCUT ON ANDROID HOME SCREEN

  1. Open the file manager app on your Android Menu.
  2. Locate the file or folder that you want to add on your home screen
  3. After that, select it.
  4. Tap on Add shortcut option there. ( Assuming you are using My Files app on the Samsung phone, you will be requested to choose where you want to add it. Choose Home screen option.)
  5. Add shortcut
  6. You will be requested to to add the item on your home screen.
  7. Touch and hold the icon or tap the Add button. Done.

WANT TO REMOVE THE SHORTCUT?

If you want to delete the shortcut;

  1. just long-press on it
  2. Click Remove from home.

HOW TO CREATE A HOME SCREEN SHORTCUT TO A SYSTEM FOLDER

  1. Search for “File Manager.” on Google store
  2. Choose the file manager you want to Download
  3. There are numerous file managers that permit you to create shortcuts to system folders. They incorporate Astro File Manager,OI File Manager, ES File Explorer and more.
  4. When you find the app you want, Download it
    . After that, Install it iif required
  5. Tap your Android phone’s “Menu” button
  6. From there, tap “Add.”
  7. Tap “Shortcuts,”
  8. Click on the file manager you downloaded.
  9. After the file system has opened, Select the folder you want to create a home screen shortcut to
  10. Tap “OK when done “
  11. Done! You will see the folder shortcut on your home screen.

How to Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

CONCLUSION

Some phone has different settings and in a situation where your phone is among such phone, simply got to the file manager and you will find the shortcut button.

From there create or disable the shortcut.

After creating shortcuts, you can organize the folders in your Home screen the way you want (that’s if you don’t like its appearance).

How to Create Folder Shortcut on Android home screen

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