Home Screen Layouts v1

You take your phone out of the box, download your must-have apps and go, right?


Do NOT get me started on the Phone & Mail count.

That’s a post for another day.

I could go in so many directions with this, and you may be wondering what the big deal is. It’s really not that important, whether or not you organize your apps. However, as a self-proclaimed productivity junkie, I’ve tested layout after layout and studied what other people have discovered about how to optimize your home screen layout.

What I’ve found is that, some people don’t care at all. The stock apps that come with the phone are in their stock location and after downloading your third-party apps and using them for awhile, your brain just memorizes where they are, intuitively. Others, like myself, take the opportunity to creatively express what I’m most passionate about by proudly displaying a custom wallpaper.

I have worked around this, because I don’t like folders*, by using iTunes sync to add a blank page before my first page of apps. What this does is, when I’m using an app, it allows me to click my home button to return to the home screen page I was previously on and then click the home button again to speed back to the first home screen, where my apps are not covering my wallpaper image. Of course, it doesn’t matter as much if you have an abstract wallpaper, but I alternate between a photo of my family and a cool design I come across.

To me, folders just add an extra layer of unnecessary “presses” to your screen. In the next post, I will introduce you to my best app friend, Launch Center Pro. This app will explain in greater detail the logic behind my home screen layout!

Until next time, have a great day!




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