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Is it possible to create a folder containing a single icon? I guess you could drag one icon onto another, then remove the second one, but is there a more "elegant" solution?

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I'm curious about why you would need a folder for one icon? –  Chris Delph Sep 29 '10 at 14:57
    
@Chris: Actually, I saw a video of a demo of the iOS 4.2 beta for iPad (macrumors.com/2010/09/28/…) and noticed a folder containing one icon. Curiosity got the better of me, thus the 'elegant' request :-). –  Ralph Sep 29 '10 at 15:11
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You describe the only way to achieve this.

Create a folder by dragging one app on top of another, then drag one of them out of the folder again. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

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Doesn't work for me... –  user588 Jan 9 '11 at 18:25
    
@Mankoff, what iOS version are you using? iPad or iPhone? It works for me on iPhone+iOS 4.1. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Jan 9 '11 at 21:10
    
iPhone iOS 4.0.1. I guess this is a feature added between 4.0.1 and 4.1. –  user588 Jan 9 '11 at 21:11
    
@mankoff Try doing the first step, then exiting "wiggle mode", then doing the second step. –  timothymh Feb 10 '12 at 1:35
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