Are you guilty of spending a minute or two hunting down an app on your iPhone? Don’t worry you aren’t alone! Organizing apps in iOS can be a nightmare.
With thousands of apps at our fingertips, it can be difficult trying to find them in a random collection of colorful icons can be time-consuming.
Here are a couple of tips to help you clean up your app collection:
For some people, default category names such as “Productivity”, “References” and “Utilities” are too vague. Instead, take a second to think about what you use those apps for. For example, if you want to work on something, you could label the folder “iWork”, and store your productivity apps inside that folder.
Speed Things up with Group Apps
Dragging one app at a time can be tedious, but if you are using iOS 11, you can move multiple apps at once while in edit mode. To do this, lightly press and hold your finger on an app icon until all the apps on the screen begin to wiggle back and forth. Next selected one app and drag it into a folder or new screen location. At the same time, use another finger to tap other apps and add them to a stack behind the first app.
Not a fan of folders, you can use the themed row method to place related apps together. Assign a specific genre or theme to each row, like social media. By grouping similar apps, you can easily identify which row to navigate towards.
Frequency of App Usage
With this method, you arrange apps on different home screens in order of how often you use them. First, place the apps you use the most on the first page of the home screen. These apps are your essentials like “Messages” and the “Camera”. On the second home page, place the apps you use throughout the day or week, like “Facebook” and “Google Maps”. The following home pages will then consist of the apps you use the least.
Don’t Forget about Siri!
If you forget where you stashed an app, you can find it by asking Siri to open it for you. Not a fan of Siri, swipe down from the middle of the home screen to open the iOS search box and type the name of the app you seek.