Tech Tools – How many apps on your iPhone and how do you organise them?

I recently purchased an iPhone Xs, and as part of the set up found it very convenient to be able to transfer all my apps across automatically from my iPhone SE, including the way I have organised my home screens.

How many apps on your phone?

How many apps are on your phone? On iPhones, you can go to:
Settings > General > About
to see how many. I currently have 225!

Some I use every day, but many only occasionally. The majority are free apps but I also have some paid ones. To make better use of my apps, I organised my home screen into pages, where I grouped together the various categories.

How to organise apps on your iPhone

If you’ve never organised apps, you press and hold any one of the icons for a couple of seconds, and then all the apps will “wobble” and have a cross in the top corner. You can click the cross to delete, or hold your finger on each drag them to another screen, then take your finger off to drop them there. You can also pile them on top of each other to create a folder.

My own app categories

These are the categories I’ve used, with one page for each set of apps. That makes it easier to flip through to find what I’m looking for, or to remind me which apps I have and may like to try more often:

  1. Everyday apps
  2. Social
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Photo & Video
  5. Health
  6. Education
  7. Tech Tools
  8. Culture & Travel
  9. News
  10. My own websites
  11. Kids

Everyday Apps

These are the ones I use (almost) every day:

  • Messages
  • Calendar
  • Apple Photos
  • Camera
  • Weather
  • Clock
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • App Store
  • Google Photos
  • Dropbox
  • Contacts
  • Contaqs (my favourite alternative to Apple Contacts)
  • Google Maps
  • Gmail
  • Trello (my favourite organisation app…my back up brain!)
  • Day One (journal app)
  • Settings
  • Extras (in this folder I grouped all those Apple apps I don’t use regularly but don’t want to/can’t delete)

Then there are the ones across the bottom that are consistent on every screen:

  • Phone
  • Safari
  • Music
  • What’sApp

For the rest of the screens/apps, I’ll write seperate articles soon.

How do you organise your apps? Which are your favourites?

Renee 🙂

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