i used the lightroom photo app on my phone to take pictures. when i got home my phone synched to the lightroom cc and now they're in my imported folder. now I want to move these photos to folders within my hierarchy.... and how exactly do I do that?
A bit of clarification, Lightroom CC uses albums to organize your photos. Folders are automatically generated by the system by date, you cannot control those in any way. Albums work much like collections in Classic.
On your iPad, there are two paths:
1. Go to the album you want in grid view, tap the three dot menu in the upper right corner, and tap Select. Choose the photos you want to move, then choose either Add To (if you want to add them to another album, while still leaving them in the current album) or Move To if you want them to move to the new album and not remain in the current album.
2. Go to an individual picture, tap the three dot menu, and then Add To or Move To that image.
In Lightroom CC for desktop, you simply select images and drag them to the album you want them to go to.
I believe the OP uses Lightroom Classic on his computer, not Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic uses and shows a folder hierarchy, Lightroom CC does not. To move photos in Lightroom Classic, select them and then drag and drop them into the folder you want to store them.