Best way to organize apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ashton18, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ashton18 macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2014
    NYC & Barcelona

    I've owned pretty much every iPhone except for the iPhone 3G, and currently I have the 6 Plus.

    I've always organized my apps into folders by type of app, for example: Utilities, Productivity, Games, Travel, Shopping, etc.

    I'm really tired of doing this; my homescreen has been pretty much identical with every iteration of devices and it just feels old.

    I know some people organize them alphabetically, some by action and others by usage frequency.

    What do you guys recommend?

    Do you mind sharing a screenshot, just to get a general idea of what it would look like?

    Thanks for taking the time to read and respond, it's much appreciated.
  2. CoyoteRidge macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    You must have a really interesting life.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    by frequency, dock is obviously 4 most commonly used
  4. ashton18 thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2014
    NYC & Barcelona
    Why's that?
  5. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    Dock has important apps (Phone, Maps, and Weather) and a folder with all apps in it. The main homescreen has my most frequently used apps.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I organize mine a lot like you do. Except I do it by screen. I do not like icons cluttering my screen and my iPhone is jailbroken so I organize things by type but with only five icons per screen. My dock has one icon (5 icon dock) and it's dead center. It's a folder that contains all my stuff as it relates to the phone. Phone, messages, email, settings, etc.

    I have one screen left blank because sometimes I prefer not to see any icons at all. My second screen is for social apps, my third (my main screen) for time/weather, fourth for Cydia, App store and internet apps.

    The rest are organized by music, media, documents, video, etc. I select the apps I use the most and those are the ones on the screen. Everything else goes into a folder if there are multiple apps of the same type. That folder usually ends up being on the right hand side.

    Right now, I have to make things work with iBlanks because Gridlock has not been released yet. So, there are a row of invisible icons pushing the apps down into the second row so my weather widget shows on my springboard.

    This is how I do it. I don't get bored by it because I know where everything is and I prefer this.

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  7. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Four folders of alphabetized (A-F, G-L, M-R, S-Z), then the rest of the screen filled with frequently used ones. Vital ones in dock (phone, safari, messages, email)

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