Everything you need to know about Vita folders

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Hey everyone, today we’re going to very briefly explain how to make Vita folders after upgrading to Vita firmware 2.10. It’s a pretty easy process, but just to be safe, we figured we’d go ahead and walk you through all things folder-y. The first thing you’re going to want to do is grab your Vita, so go ahead and do that. I’ll wait.

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First, making Vita folders is exceptionally easy. You just hold your finger on one of the Vita’s home screens, not touching any game or app icon. After a few seconds, it will shift to the view where you can rearrange icons or change backgrounds. To create a folder, go to an icon you’d like to put in a folder. Let’s say it’s the useless Welcome Park. Tap the bubble with the ellipsis (…) to the right of the icon. The first option in the menu that appears is Create Folder. Tap that, and that icon will immediately be sent to a folder. You can then drag other icons onto the new folder icon to store them there. Unfortunately, you can’t change the background wallpaper of the folder, so you’re stuck with wavy-blue.

Now, let’s say you have an icon that you accidentally put in the Vita folder. You want it back on one of the home screens. Bringing it back is just as easy as it was putting it in there. You first enter edit mode by holding your finger on the screen. Then, you hold the icon, say it’s Treasure Park, and slide it outside of the folder bubble. The view will shift back to the home screen and the icon will be free of the folder.
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Let’s say you want to name the Vita folder. That’s simple as well. While in edit mode, open the folder. Then, just tap the bar above the apps that says Folders. A keyboard will come up and you can change the name to whatever you’d like. I’ve named my first folder, “Useless Apps.”

Now, the big question is, probably, what happens to all of these Vita folders if you remove the memory card and swap to a different one. We remember what used to happen with the old firmware when you swapped memory cards. Well, that’s a good question. Fortunately, I have two memory cards and am able to answer it for you. Surprisingly, it seems Vita firmware 2.10 finally remembers layouts. Both my aforementioned Useless Apps folder and a test folder with some games that were only on my 32GB memory card remained intact and in place when shifting to the 16GB memory card and back. Also, the Useless Apps folder now appears on my 16GB memory card as well. Interestingly, it seemed my other icon layouts remained the same after the swap as well.

The only downside to Vita folders is that it doesn’t increase the 100 icon limit. Even with folders, you’re still limited. Hopefully, this will be remedied in future updates.

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