Organizing iPhone home screens

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cooperlove:  I don’t have an Iphone, but a Samsung Galaxy S3, and i just put all similar apps into folders by title of the type of app. EG. ‘social media’ folder has Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Foursquare. ‘Music’ folder has Songza, TuneInRadio, 8Tracks, SoundCloud.

I find this is a really easy way to keep from having tons of different app pages, and keep it all organized!

Post # 4
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I put all of the apps that come with the phone on my home page. Calendar, photos, voice memos, notes, settings, app store, contacts, maps, reminders, stocks, compass, camera, clock, calculator, passbook apps and newstand. In the lower bar I keep my phone, mail, safari and messages.

The rest I’ve organized into files alphabetically (I’m anal I know) like brain games, education, finance, food, games, game center apps, iPhone (lost my phone app, podcasts), lifestyle, music, photography, productivity, references, shopping, social, time wasters and weather. 

LOL I sound crazy!

Post # 5
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I do pretty much the same thing as @Baroness_Meg:  

Home screen has the stuff I use the most – flashlight, FF, wedding stuff, games, texts, email, etc.

I also organize things into folders by type – wedding stuff, games, music, etc.

Post # 6
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Do you mean physically organize them? If so just hold down an app and then drag it onto another app you want in the same folder, it will automatically create a new folder and name it (which you can change) then you can move all your folders around Laughing

If you mean by category I have a Shopping folder, sports, app stores, utilities, games, health, photography, Random and Misc (don’t ask me the diff between randon/misc I have no idea I just know I couldn’t fit more in the Misc folder so the Random was created lol)

Post # 7
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have an iPhone 5 and I organized all my apps into folders. You hold the app down and them drag them into the folders that you want. If I remember correctly, if you drag 2 games together they end up going into a folder that you can name “Games”.


Post # 8
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Lyndzo:  This.  I have lots of folders and use 2 screens… I’m a bit picky, though, and only keep 3 rows of icons on each page, plus the solid ones at the bottom.  Folders I have include photography, weather, transit, google, news, sports, music, etc.

Post # 9
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cooperlove:  i put everything on the first screen with the exception of newsstand, which will stay #foreveralone on the second page. 😉

mine are organized by:

  • Messaging (text, emoji and snapchat)
  • Photography (photos, camera, video, instagram, camera+, myfacewhen and instalol)
  • Productivity (weather, notes, maps, reminders, clock, calendar, google maps, urban spoon, dropbox, public transit app, starbucks, a language translator, the period diary and accuweather)
  • Social (pinterest, wedding countdown, facebook, etsy and youtube)
  • Games (self-explanatory, i have like 12)
  • Utilities (contacts, calculator, compass, voice memos, stocks, password keeper, passbook, flashlight and settings)
  • Music (shazam, itunes, music and pandora)
  • Lifestyle (all my registries, NPR news, couch 2 5 K, zillow, real and myfitnesspal)

in the task bar i have phone, mail, safari and the app store.

Post # 10
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i put everything in folders on my second page, and my most used and most important apps on the first page all by themselves that way i can enjoy my wallpaper.


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