How Do You Set Up Your Homescreen, and Why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Howl's Castle, Feb 24, 2017.

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How Do You Setup Your Homescreen?

  1. By Color (ROYGBIV)

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  2. Alphabetical

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  3. Most Used

    66.7%
  4. Social Butterfly

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  5. Custom (Jailbroken)

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  6. Stock

    11.9%
  7. Other

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  8. Folders

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  1. Howl's Castle, Feb 24, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017

    Howl's Castle macrumors regular

    Howl's Castle

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    #1
    Hello. How do you set up your home screen, and why do you set it up that way? (Screenshots are encouraged, but not required)

    I set mine up with my most used apps (which happen to all be Microsoft) and folders. I don't have a second page because it feels cluttered.

    What about you?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I categorize my apps and then place them in the appropriate folder. I only have the one page thus far.
     

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Somewhat recent discussion of this kind of thing: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-organized-is-your-iphone.2005431/
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Most used on my page one of the home screen and icons closest to the thumb are one I use most. Nothing complicated.
     
  6. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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  8. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Most used on the first screen. Folders and lesser used on the next page, and so on. I usually leave a blank row at the bottom to make sure I can easily switch pages without launching an app accidentally.

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  9. bufffilm, Feb 25, 2017
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    First, I'm jail-broken...so I can fit everything on the home screen. A second screen holds my unused and trial apps I may be evaluating.

    I group by function and position it to my preference.

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    Clean and easy to get to everything...
    why Apple insists on controlling some customization of the screen is silly.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My home screen is both stock apps and alphabetical ordering.
    For example,
    Second Row: Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Weather.
    Third Row: Calculator, Clock, Maps, Stocks
    Fourth Row: Camera, FaceTime, Photos, Voice Memos.

    And so on for rows 1/5/6.
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Mostly based on most used, with some consideration to the aesthetics of the icon arrangement.
     
  12. Finchly macrumors member

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    What sort of psychopath sets theirs up by color? Most used for me with the messaging apps in a folder in the dock with phone, chrome and gmail.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Someone whose profession involves design.
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yeah because a psychopath arranges things by color... :rolleyes:
    I guess the majority of people are psychopaths because they arrange their clothes in their closet by color.
     
  15. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Don't you think it is surprising that most every poster has their own idea about how to use their iPhone?
    My, oh my... I am shocked, and dismayed that no one else uses their iPhone just like I do.
    Mine, of course, is the only possible correct method for sorting and display of apps and icons (which I refuse to share with a screen shot, so there!) (for a hint, I use the middle name of the developer's mother to sort alpha-magnetically by favorite food... as a start)
     
  16. cynics macrumors G4

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    Into folders, that don't really have a rhyme nor reason for their order. Categorized and ordered by habit I guess.
     
  17. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    I have a few apps not in folders, then a folder full of stock apps, and a folder full of downloaded apps. I mainly use spotlight/app suggestions to open apps.
     
  18. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Damn I miss my five column homescreen/icon dock.
     
  19. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    The apps I use most are going to be on the lower right hand side so they're easily reached (iPhone 7 Plus lol) [​IMG]
     
  20. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    You get it too. My short fat fingers...
     
  21. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    YES!! My thumb is too short :D
     
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    Or you could get a smaller phone. ;)
     
  23. geta macrumors 6502a

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    I found out that two pages work best for my needs, never liked having many pages, or one page full of folders -
    - First page - most used apps in 3 rows.
    - Second page - other apps im having but using them only few times a year inside 2 rows folders.
    - Dock - phone and messaging apps.
     
  24. bufffilm Suspended

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    I really don't know why Apple doesn't allow you to have 5 icons per row if you wanted to. What's the harm in that???

    They really have to loosen the reins...
     
  25. mrex, Feb 26, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017

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    One page, apps are inside folders (banking, net, photo...). Everyday apps are on the page and on the dock. Folders are in alphabetical order and i tend to organize apps on the page abit matching to each others (e.g. by colours) to look more balanced than chaotic setup.
     

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