How do you organize your iOS 7 home screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by DramaLLama, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    I just got my apps cleaned up, still trying to decide on how to organize my apps... I see some people keep the 5th row on the iPhone 5/5s clear to keep it less cluttered looking, and I like that but I'm so OCD I can't really decide how I want it.. Right now I just have everything somewhat clustered together with their use (social, movies/vids, video games, etc..) Nothing pretty really..

    What's your home screen/app organization look like?

    Here's mine:

  2. The Flying Kite macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2012
    The folders, which are in alphabetical order, contain the apps, which are in alphabetical order, from their respective category in the App Store.
    Total number of apps: 258

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  3. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    I keep the default apps where they are by default, and put everything else (apps from the App Store) into folders based on their categories.

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  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    On the home screen, I keep all the most important apps, the ones I'll use frequently, and they are in alphabetical order. On the dock I have Mail, Safari, Music, Videos, Photos and Settings. The Home screen apps include:

    AccuWeather, Air Sharing, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Clear Day, Clock, Contacts, Dropbox, Google Maps, Maps, Messages, Notes, Reminders, Tipulator and Weather. They are arranged in just four rows, leaving some space between the fourth row and the dock, rather than filling that space.

    On the next page, I have games, again arranged in alphabetical order. Page 3 includes reading matter/reference materials/Pages/educational/and the wonderful The Elements. Again in, yep, alphabetical order.

    Next up comes the page devoted to photography apps. Again, alphabetically arranged.

    The next page is devoted to music apps and entertainment, so along with Garage Band, there's UrbanSpoon and Netflix, with, of course, YouTube.

    The last and final page is made up of folders in which I have the apps that I don't use often but want available anyway. There aren't many of these, as I have found in the past that if I don't see an app icon I kind of forget that I have the app. Using folders is handy for the apps that I only need once in a while.
    Periodically I shift things around if I find I'm using an app more than I'd thought I would, etc.

    The backdrop for all of the apps is a very abstract photo that I took some time ago, which has a lovely, soft blending of various colors. The image on the lock screen is a much more vibrant (but again abstract) image that works nicely as well.
  5. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    My home screen is completely naked. I keep Phone, Msgs, Mail and Calendar in the bottom tray.
    Screen #2 is all my apps, but I have them in folders.
    Screen #3 is where I keep all the "junk" apps, the ones that I'll never use and can't delete, like stocks, news stand, etc.
  6. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    I only like having one page. Nice, neat, and seamless.

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  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    I'm lazy, so I keep the default apps the way they were. Then I organize 3rd party apps by how often I use them.
  8. AppleFanatic10, Nov 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013

    AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    How do you organize your iOS 7 home screen?

    I'll post a screenshot of my iPhone later, but right now I have all the apps that I use on almost a daily basis on the main screen, and the ones that aren't as important, I have them in a couple folders. I like having only one page but I since I keep downloading random apps, it's hardly ever like that.

  9. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Primary smartphone communication apps on dock.
    Common apps on home screen.
    Other apps in folders on second screen.

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  10. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    Mine is pretty basic. I use the first two pages for my most used apps (all in alphabetical order) and my third page is where I keep my folders of 'overflow' (also in alphabetical order).

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  11. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

    Alonso Quijano

    Jul 17, 2013
    Important stuff on home page
    everything else on a second page

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  12. bchery21 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Am I the only one rocking just 3 apps in the dock?! Anyways, I have this set up purely for looks. My home page consists mostly of Apple apps, minus Google Voice (which is killing the look right now) and the second row of folders. My second page has pretty much all my downloaded apps (minus the first row) in folders. I could of easily thrown Newsstand in the Books folder but I like the clean 3x4 look. You would think I'd move the folders on my home page to page 2 and the stand alone apps in page 2 to the home page but I dunno, this just works for me.
    As you can tell I don't have a lot of apps and because of how I named my folders, any app that I do download can be rightfully placed in an already existing folder.

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  13. snarkies macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    Mine looks like this. Organized by which I use the most often or which are the most important for me.

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  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The interesting thing in these threads is not what apps people use, but the methods they choose to sort them.

    As such, I'm just going to show you my method without the apps.

    My ranking, in order of app importance:


    It follows Fitt's Law as it's primary rule (which is why the corners get preference), and then it's right-side favored because I'm right handed and am usually using my right hand thumb to open apps.

    After these numbers are filled I try to fill in the middle in a way that keeps similar apps near each other. For example, #10 is Pages for me, so the one to the right of that is Numbers.

    Also, Number 20 is Camera so I made 19 Photos and the two between are both photography app folders.

    The middle apps move around sometimes, for logic's sake, but I always start with those numbered spots as the initial part of the process. Those are what matter the most.
  15. jjusmo macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2013
    My homescreen doesn't really have much meaning behind it... Sure I kind of have those mail and AppStore so it looks cool with the dark blue fading to light blue. Also I have always had messages and phone in the left top corner next to eachother. Then YouTube and music together to bring some red to my homescreen :D and finally settings and my folder of most used apps in the right corner.

    I really don't want to add any icons anymore to my homescreen because it ruins my colors, as you can see there's 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue and 2 kind of grey icons xd

    Dock is just my most used apps, whatsapp and safari in the middle because those two get the most use.

    I have tried to use different wallpapers but always go back to this...dunno why lol it just fits with the colors of my icons so well and looks cool

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  16. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Isnt a massive amount of theory behind my set up other than only one page as i hate having to scroll pages to find things. I normally have a blank 5th row but i'm heading over to Boston in a week or so and have downloaded a couple of things for whilst i'm there.

    Aside from that everything is sort of grouped into folders named sort of accordingly and i've had it like it this for so long now that my fingers just seem to know where to go to find things!!

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  17. as11ley macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Here is mine, quite like the look of this layout.

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