As time goes by, and the smartphones we use gain in storage capacity, we are likely to download more applications on them. But while we gain versatility and features, we may also become a little confused when it comes to locating that content. Therefore, in this article we want to teach you some simple techniques for organize apps from your iPhone, so you can find them quickly when you need them.
The first thing you have to take into account is that, beyond your initial idea, iOS is a slightly more rigid environment than Android. This makes it difficult to carry out an app classification mechanism. Therefore, it is convenient to bet on some of the tricks that the experts teach us.
On the other hand, we did not want to fail to mention that these inconveniences will soon end. Or, at least, they will be much less annoying than before. This is thanks to the novelties that IOS 14 will bring, and that were presented during WWDC 2020. But since for now we have to arm ourselves with patience and depend on our capacity, it is better to pay attention to these organization tips.
Recommendations for organizing apps on iPhone
Let’s start then with the basics: the organization of the applications that we have on the Start screen. All you have to do is press and hold on top of it, until you notice a small buzz and you can reach into it. Another alternative is to press and hold on top of one of the icons, until the “Edit Home Screen” message appears.
There you will notice that it is possible to enjoy several Home screens. All you need to do is drag one of the icons beyond the side margins of the current Home screen. But you will also see that you can generate folders by moving the icon of one app over the icon of another. There is also no lack of options to modify the name of each app or folders.
But as all of this can be a little frustrating, we believe that it is best to decide on a very specific concept of organization. One that allows you to always find the app you are looking for, and without delay.
Start screen, only for important apps
As we said before, the Home screen is widely configurable. But that does not mean that you should use it as a second app drawer. Our advice is to locate the apps you use the most in the Dock, that is, in the bottom bar, and the ones that follow are distributed on the Start screen.
This makes sense because every time you unlock your device, the Start screen is the first thing you see. Then there are users who prefer to fill the Home screen with app icons, while others want a slightly cleaner experience, and then don’t add as many.
Folders in the Dock, a good alternative
If you are a bit halfway between the two previous options: need many apps on the Start screen but not want to overload it, there is a solution for you. It is related to locating folders in the Dock. If you require several messaging apps, for example, that we usually use them several times a day, you can put a “Messaging” folder there.
Many folders, by category
We said it before, but it is that the organization by categories is one of the simplest and most efficient that exists. By organizing your iPhone apps according to the function they fulfill, it will be much easier for you to find them in seconds. You can make Messaging folders, like the one we mentioned before, but also others from Social Networks, Productivity, Multimedia, etc. For every taste.
Especially if you are very focused on specific issues you will appreciate it. For example, if you have a stabilizer with which you record videos, in a folder you can put your app, the editing app that you use later to edit it, etc. Then all your work will be included in a single folder
Another variant has to do with gathering apps from the action you do with it. For example, a folder to Work, another to Chat, some to Play, etc. As best suits you.
Although when we have app drawers we can already see them in alphabetical order, and this does not add much to the user experience, we cannot lose sight of the fact that it is possible to locate them in this way. So when you can’t find any, all you have to do is scroll through the alphabet until you find it. If you are a classic person, this may help you a lot.
Color, another parameter to consider
Organizing your iPhone apps with color as the main factor is not for everyone. We have it clear. But many people have an excellent visual memory, we could say privileged. And, at the same time, a terrible memory to remember what each app is called. In this case, it may be more useful to gather all the apps with red icons on one side, blue on the other, green on the other, etc.
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