+ Tips to help your Organize Your Phone, Perfectly!
Some of you are probably already wondering: Why should you organize your phone?
Besides the fact that it can be an extremely efficient way to utilize your phone, tech is a part of our lives. Some of us may use our phones within our jobs or to interact with our kids.
Because it is so vital, it deserves some attention too!
Why Should You Organize Your Phone?
Do you kids ever borrow your phone? Organizing your phone in a way that is optimal for them (as well as yourself) can make it easy to simply hand your phone over. If your sweet angels have a place they can go to on your phone to play games, instead of calling 911 by accident, that can save you a lot of headaches!
Does your phone play a crucial role in your job? Are you constantly calling clients or sharing product development through your phone? Let me give you a totally fake example of what a non organized phone could cause:
I’ve used my phone for a lot of aspects of jobs. From using it as a wireless mouse to work through presentations to playing music for a school play. Now, I’m not saying that a loud LSU tailgate video did play through the speakers at my little sister’s Thanksgiving play, I’m just saying if my phone was organized maybe I wouldn’t have had to struggle to disconnect my phone from a speaker. (All of this is allegedly of course)
What about this! Have you ever had one of those weird moments when you look down at your phone and just can’t find the app you are looking for?
See. These are all valid reasons why you should organize your phone! Grab your phone (or save this post for later if you’re currently using your phone) and let’s figure out the best way to organize your phone!
I gotta mention before we get started, the first step you should probably take is decluttering your phone first. There is no need in organizing apps and things that you never use on your phone! Head over to my post where I mention some super quick ways you can declutter your phone!
How To Organize Your Phone
So you’ve finally deleted all that unnecessary junk on your phone and you’re looking for some ways to organize what’s left. Oh hunny do I have you covered.
Not only have I researched each way, I have also tested each option myself. You’ll learn quickly that being a gemini, I am very indecisive. Something as simple as the placement of my apps doesn’t stay the same for long.
Folders are a great way to keep things in your phone looking nice, neat, and organized.
I personally have a few folders that keep my phone organized:
- Social media folder: where i *duh* keep all of my social media
- Blog folder: I keep all my apps that have to do with my blog here
(would you like to see a blog post on that? Let me know!)
- Games: occasionally I get bored and want to get lost in some Sudoku or Bubble Witch Saga 3, I have a folder for that
- Harry Potter: I have so many Harry Potter apps that I have a folder just for that world
Keeping my apps organized in a folder style is the best way to represent how my brain thinks. This means that I use my phone in a more efficient way when I have these folders. I always know exactly where to go!
If you have a lot of contacts in your phone, I recommend that you take the time to organize your contacts by groups.
Last year I worked in an Elementary School and accumulated a LOT of phone numbers. Each time I put a new contact into my phone I synced them into three groups: Parents, Faculty, and Classroom. This way I could differentiate when I got a call if it was going to be from a mom or a principal of a different school.
Most phones will have the ability to add groups or tag each contact. This makes it super simple to associate each important aspect of your life with the different contacts.
My best friend Sarah kind of does the same thing with her Tinder contacts. Except she just puts F*** Boy as their contact group.
It’s allllll about style!
Speaking of style, another popular and aesthetically pleasing way to organize your phone is through the color of your apps.
I have seen this done a few ways. Either all of their apps are on the pages, in rainbow color. OR they are separated into color specific folders.
After the first page on my phone where I rely heavily on folders, I actually follow a slight rainbow pattern with the apps that remain outside of a folder. I always thought it just looked cute!
What’s cool about this option is it’s super simple. And it’s even relaxing to do! All apps will typically have one or two major and dominant colors. Simply take that and group apps by color. Have white ones with white apps, blue apps near blue apps, you get the drill! Then you can organize them further in an array that resembles a rainbow! (or really any color pattern that you want!)
This is a perfect phone organization option for those whose brains operate visually. But even if you don’t operate through visuals, it just looks really cute!
Position from the Bottom up
Okay this tip is absolutely my favorite style. You simply start placing your apps that you use the most often in the bottom bar, and then up from there. This is ideal if you use certain apps regularly!
Look down at how you are holding your phone. Odds are your pinky is supporting the bottom of the phone while your thumb hovers over the bottom corner of your phone. The idea behind this style of organizing your phone is that the apps you use the most often are the ones that need to be moved towards the bottom. This way they are easy to access with your thumb!
Since most people (except for moms for some reason) tap on their phones with their thumbs this makes it so much easier!
I personally put my Phone, Messages, Safari & Twitter on my bottom bar, because I access those the most!
I actually think this might be the purpose of the bottom bar now that I think about it… I’ll have to check with Mr. Apple and let you know.
Create Dedicated Home Screen Pages
This is for you people that work mostly from the home screen of your phone! Setting different home pages for your phone based on different aspects of your life can be a very efficient way to use your phone.
For work you can have a page that is dedicated to the apps you need quick access to during your job. If you like to spend time on social media at night, simply dedicate a whole page to your social media apps.
If you have a LOT going on with your phone, separating your apps into individual pages may be just the trick!
See as you can probably tell, I used a lot of these styles at the same time. When you organize your phone you don’t have to follow a particular plan. Just as long as it’s a plan you understand!
The purpose of organizing your phone is to make it more convenient for the user, which is yourself!
And I am ALLLLLL about making things easier for me!