How to Efficiently Organize your Android Phone’s Home Screen

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I have just told you the other days how easy is to Delete All App Icons at Once from your Android Device and I don’t have to convince you that this is necessary. You know that you do it for your own good, just as the fact that you can also keep newly-installed apps from appearing on your Home screen, but this might not be enough.

For those who want more, I have an even better suggestion. I think that it’s time to efficiently organize your Android Phone’s Home Screen. Let me assure you from the start that it is not at all difficult to rearrange apps. You just have to tap and hold an app icon (called a long press) and then drag it to a new location. As you move more and more apps, others move out of the way, so things will get easier.

In order to move an app to another screen, drag the app to the edge of the phone, and the next screen will appear. However, what I want to tell you is that you must have a certain algorithm when it comes to gathering these apps into folders. Here are some possible suggestions:

Enjoy the Advantage of Color Coding
If you know yourself as being a visual learner, then this can be the perfect option for you. There is no mystery that the human mind associates colors much quicker than black and white name labels, so colors can help you navigate your phone faster.

The result can be an organized smartphone with a unique color scheme that help you find everything in time.

You can also Alphabetize your apps
If you find the classical A-to-Z method as working for you, use it here too. Instead of manually alphabetizing your apps, here’s what you must do:

  1. Launch the Settings app;
  2. Then, tap “General”;
  3. Scroll down;
  4. Then, you need to tap “Reset”;
  5. Tap “Reset Home Screen Layout”.

You can also create an “A” folder, a “B” one and so on. The choice is all yours!

Frequency Used
That’s another successful scheme that you should take in consideration this time. For example, you can assign each home screen to a level of frequency. The first screen can include only the items that you use all the time (maybe even daily) and then, swipe once and find the items used a few times a week. Then, swipe once more and discover the apps that you barely use (by the way, think of the fact that their place might not even be on your Android handset).

However, I know that some of you might not like the idea of using folders, so I have another suggestion: I am thinking of the themed row method in order to place related apps together. Assign a specific theme to each row, like “funny” or “learning” and so on. By grouping similar apps, you can easily identify which row to navigate toward.

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Mike Blass