Have you experienced spending more than a minute browsing through your phone in search for the app you need? If you have, then you might want to consider organizing your mobile applications for a faster and more intuitive experience.
These applications are designed to make your life easier and more efficient, but trying to find a specific app in a full home screen can be time-consuming. Shake off your worries, for we are here to help!
Check out this list of ways to help you get your mobile applications organized in no time!
One of the primary methods for organizing applications is by arranging them in alphabetical order. For iPhone users, here’s how you can organize apps on iPhone automatically from A-Z without doing it manually.
Launch your Settings app.
Go to ‘General.’
Scroll down and choose ‘Reset.’
Select ‘Reset Home Screen Layout.’
Your default apps will then be placed into their original locations, and your downloaded applications will be arranged alphabetically. If you want to be more organized, then you can put them in folders and label them according to letter.
For Android users, you can reset your home screen through this link.
Frequency of Use
If your creative ways to organize your apps according to how often you use them, go ahead and sort them out. This will keep your phone clean and organized. Just take note that you shouldn’t have more than three home screens.
Have all the applications you need easy access to or those that you use most on your first home screen. On the second page, you can place all the apps that you don’t access most often. The third screen will have those that you use the very least.
If you think you’re a visual learner, then organizing your apps by color is your best shot. This is an effective method for those people who can quickly identify the application through icons rather than its function.
Take for example Snapchat and Facebook. The first one is yellow, and the latter’s blue. Therefore, you can place Facebook next to Twitter and Snapchat close to Apple Maps. And there you have it! A color-coded home screen!
Do you agree it’s fun and great when parties have a specific theme you need to follow? If you do, then imagine how your phone’s home screen would rock if you sort it by theme. Arranging your apps by theme is useful, especially for people who aren’t fans of using folders.
You can have a maps row–maps, Waze, compass; an academic row–dictionaries, thesaurus, problem-solving apps; a social media row–Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and; a photography row–Lightroom, Camera, PhotoGrid, and VSCO. You can have it any way you want it!
Get Creative with Folder Labels
Are you into organizing things into folders, then go and help yourself out! But the question is, how would you group and label them? Don’t you worry! We’ve got plenty of ideas for you to choose from!
Some people find default category names like “Utilities,” “Productivity,” and “Reference” too vague. So, if you need to listen to music or look something up the dictionary, why not sort your mobile apps according to these concepts? Just find the right verb-based word that fits your group!
You need not stick to just text when labeling your app folders. You can spice up your folders with emoji-themed labels! You can place a music note symbol for you iTunes App and Spotify, or a bunch of book emojis for your reading applications. You can mix these icons with words or vice versa. The possibilities are endless for this one. Get your imagination working!
There you have it! Follow these helpful tips to keep your phone’s home screen organized all throughout the day! And just like your mobile apps, your house needs cleaning too! But take note that you can leave the task to the professionals! They’ll take care of everything, no sweat!