Right now, I have 204 apps on my iPhone X.
Yes, it's more than I'll ever need.
But I love finding and downloading new apps, and I run a tight ship: I'm regularly deleting old apps I'll never use, and I neatly organise all of my new apps into folders so everything on my phone can be accessed from a single page on my home screen.
Here's how I organise my hundreds of iPhone apps:
A single page on the iPhone X home screen supports up to six rows and four columns of apps — that's 24 spots to start.
You also have four open slots at the very bottom of the screen, known as the "dock."
That's 28 total slots for you to organise all of your various apps.
In this case, it's Apple's Phone and Safari apps for calling and web browsing, respectively, as well as Edison's AI-powered Mail app for email (replacing Apple's default Mail app), and Spotify for all my music needs (replacing Apple Music).
My shortcuts consist of:
— Uber, for getting from A to B
— Splitwise, for keeping track of all of the bills I split with my partner
— Apple's Notes app, for taking quick notes
— Slack, for communicating with coworkers
— Google Hangouts, for chatting with friends
— Twitter, because I'm a glutton for punishment
— Apollo, the best Reddit app there is
— Apple's Messages app, for texting friends and family
— The App Store, for finding new apps and updates
— Things 3, for keeping my entire life organised
— Settings, to quickly make system-wide changes
My 12 folder categories include:
— News, for reading up on current events (19 apps)
— Buy, for wallet and financial information (10 apps)
— Food & Health, for ordering food, recording what I eat, and tracking my overall fitness (23 apps)
— Movies, for watching videos and trailers (16 apps)
— Sports, for following news, games, and scores (9 apps)
— Music, for podcasts and other audio apps required by certain headphones (13 apps)
— Games, for giving my mind a break (30 apps)
— Find, for navigating and getting around cities (15 apps)
— Tools, for tracking time, the weather, and my documents (33 apps)
— Contact, for social media apps (17 apps)
— Foto, for storing and editing photos and videos (12 apps)
— Work, for organising all the apps that help me do my job (20 apps)
Plenty of people organise their apps in different ways — some people do it by the colour of the app icon, or just by the order in which they were downloaded. My fiancée doesn't use folders at all; she just keeps all of her apps on separate pages.
Everyone has their own system, and this one's mine. It's not perfect, but I like knowing that everything I have is on a single home page. And if I don't immediately know where it is, I can just pull my finger down on the screen and search for it.
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