Other How do you organize your apps (Non-JB)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GIZBUG, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    use to have a thread with screenshots on how people organized their apps.....can’t seem to find it

    lately I've had some difficulty finding my apps on my pages. I have 3 or 4 pages of apps that I'm constantly flipping through trying to find a certain app. I havand folders on page 2,with misc stuff on page 3. I’m sure there is a better looking and a better organizational method out there.....

    what's the best way you've found to organize your apps to personally fit your needs?
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I organize my app in a mix of folder and frequency of using them. First page mostly used. Second page less frequently used. Folders if apps from a certain company or belonging to one category are too many (such as social).
    I keep my total app count low so I can spare more storage for music and other general billst.
  3. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    The other apple forum has a whole thread on that.
  4. GIZBUG, Mar 26, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018

    GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Which is where? There are 100’s of forums out there.......
  5. Mr. Heckles macrumors 6502

    Mr. Heckles

    Mar 20, 2018
    My home screen has only the top row with most apps, along with the dock. I like to see my photo in the back ground more. Then after that, folders on the other pages.
  6. PeterJH3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    I never alter the stock home screen. I love using a crisp and clean iPhone that appears as if I just got it for the first time every day. The next pages hold only apps that use 3D Touch alphabetically. Finally, the last page is the only page that has folders with a few apps in each that are leftover.
  7. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
  8. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    Anyone looking at my phone would say they are random... but there's an order and a reason things are the way they are... for the most part, things are laid out the way they have been for many years, because, well, muscle memory is king... stuff I use all the time are on the front page, some single apps, some folders... page 2 is almost totally folders of less-frequently used apps grouped by type (sports, weather, apple stock apps, travel related, etc).
  9. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Page 1 - apps that I use everyday. Not within any folder, for easy and quick access.

    Page 2 - some within folders according to categories, some just like that because either they don’t fall in any category or I want quick access to them.

    Page 3 & 4 - mostly folders arranged on the basis of use frequency.
  10. Ralfi, Mar 27, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018

    Ralfi macrumors 68020


    Dec 22, 2016
    Organised chaos.

    Page 1 & 2 are most used. Page 3 are grouped folders + recently added Apps that I'm testing. Page 4 are games.

    Dock consists of Spotify, Google Maps, Chrome & a purchased Weather App.
  11. csurfr macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    All of the stock / other Apple apps on the first two pages (not completely filled), and the last page alphabetical (also not full).

    I probably have 8 apps that aren’t from Apple.
  12. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    Pretty standard, most used apps are on the first page; of those the ones I use the most in the dock. On the second page the not so often used, but still important apps are on the first few rows, and after that it's folders all the way down. Every app I have on the phone has been launched, and used in the past month or so. If that doesn't happen, the unused app likely gets the boot.

    When I got the X I spent a good while culling apps I didn't ever, or very rarely used, and that was a good thing to do.
  13. thisismyusername, Mar 27, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018

    thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    I spend way too much time thinking about this and arranging everything so it's perfect for me. I have a strict "1 page only" rule. I hate having more than 1 page because the extra pages just wound up becoming unorganized messes for me in the past. It really forces me to think about what apps I use most and need to be the most accessible. For example, there's just no reason for App Store and Settings to be outside of a folder like they are by default.

    Top 2 rows: Folders, named by verbs/actions instead of categories (Learn, Play, Travel, Work, etc). Naming my folders in such a manner really changed things a lot for the better for me. It's much easier to find my apps. The exception is my "Other" folder (top right corner since the only reason I ever go in there is for the app store and settings) which contains the default Apple apps I rarely use along with other rarely used apps that don't really fit into one of my other folders. The folders are at the top since that's harder to reach when only using one hand.

    Bottom row/dock: Communication apps - Phone, iMessage, Mail, and WhatsApp

    Everything in between: My most used apps, arranged by type of app and with the most used positioned closer to the bottom left corner (easier for a left-handed user to reach). There are no folders in this area.

    I also use Launch Center Pro, to directly launch actions within apps as opposed to just the apps themselves, which makes it much easier for me to stick to my "1 page only" rule.
  14. Helmsley macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2017
    United Kingdom
    I don't organise my layout manually or use folders...I do this;

    Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout
  15. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    one page, four alphabetical folders, apps alphabetical within. core communication apps in dock, not alphabetical but by core phone-ness task from left to right

  16. spac3duck macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2017
    Same here. :D
  17. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010

    I have a Note 8 but I do it in the same way. Just put them in folders like all entertainment in one and etc. If I use it frequently I would leave it out of a folder and on the dock or the screen.

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