My phone is basically an extension of my arm. I carry it with me everywhere and while I’m not so good at answering phone calls, I do love it for everything else: texting, checking the weather, setting an alarm, taking photos, reading email, posting to instagram, checking out at starbucks … you get the idea.
So, naturally, I want my phone to be organized, easy to use and pretty to look at. The best way to do that? Organize all those apps into folders and add a cute wallpaper.
Here’s how I like to organize my iphone home screen:
Start by setting a custom image as the background. This cute arrow-on-kraft-paper design is part of our February Paper Works collection (each month we include a couple of wallpapers so you can trade them out each month!). Just save the image to your photo library, then open it up. To set it as your wallpaper, follow the steps below:
Now comes the fun part of organizing all of your apps. Rather than having each one on its own, I like to organize them into folders. Here’s what that process looks like:
I find that having apps grouped together in folders makes my home screen much less cluttered and easier for me to find what I’m looking for. Here’s how I have my apps grouped:
p h o t o / all camera, photo editing and instagram related apps
d a i l y / these are my regular-use apps like the clock, weather, facebook, jdc, pinterest and starbucks
u s e / the more utilitarian apps of the bunch like maps, the app store, settings, calculator and facetime
b i b l e / my go-to collection of bible/bible study/devotion apps
m u s i c / itunes, my music library, pandora, spotify, sonos and podcasts
m o n e y / my banks, paypal and coupon apps
n o t e s / just the note app. I use it all the time.
t r a v e l / things like yelp and hotels.com
e x t r a / for everything that doesn’t have an obvious category
s o c i a l / social media apps I don’t use regularly, but want to keep like whatsApp and Line
g a m e s / just a few kid games – they each have a kindle, so they have their own apps on their devices, but these are for entertainment in a pinch (Endless ABC and 7 Little Words for Kids are favorites).
And that is how I organize my iphone home screen.
I’d love to know … do you have a different system that works for you? Do you have any favorite apps you’d like to share? Do tell …