How to create a new folder in Dropbox for iOS

Dropbox for both iPhone and iPad makes for a great way to free up some physical storage space on your devices. Instead of just lumping all of your mobile uploads into the main directory, Dropbox makes it easy to create folders to organize your content so you don't have such a hard time finding it later.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Dropbox app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the menu option in the upper navigation. It looks like three dots.
  3. Now tap on the option for Create Folder.
  4. Give your folder a name and then tap on Create.

That's all there is to it. The folder will be added to your Dropbox and you can now start uploading content to it.

Dropbox lets you create folders inside of folders as well. To do so, simply navigate to the directory inside of an existing folder that you'd like to create a new folder in and just choose the menu option from there and create a folder. It will be created in the directory you're currently in.

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.

  • I'm wondering if they are planning to add the ability to RENAME a file or folder within the app. Come on Dropbox.
  • @T-Will You took the words right out of my mouth. I have always felt they have lacked this simple yet very useful feature. Fingers crossed that this comes in a future update.
  • Triple agree!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Yeah! That and being able to choose multiple files to move from folder to folder would make things easier too! Get to work, Dropbox!
  • Just a fyi apparently you now can choose multiple files and move them from folder to folder!
  • Totally off subject, but what is the case you have on the phone in the picture?
  • Are utalkng to me?
  • No, Im sorry...I was just noticing the case in the picture and wondered what it was. I apologize for responding in the wrong place.
  • What case do you have on your phone? (Sorry this is a bit off topic)