How to Do iPhone Home Screen Organization

If you are wondering how to do iPhone screen organization, this article offers some of the ideas to help you better manage home screens and their content on whatever iPhone model that you have. Read on to learn some really useful tips.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2018
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iPhone home screen organization is just as important as getting useful apps installed on your device. As you buy a new iPhone and eventually add new apps to it, you basically consume real estate on your iPhone’s screen and it’s your responsibility to keep it organized or you will face issues. By issues, we mean you will have trouble finding apps as your unorganized home screens will have all the apps floating here and there and you wouldn’t know where exactly the app you are looking for is.

Fortunately, there’s some pro-advice that you can follow to organize your iPhone screen. These are pretty basic and simple ideas but they do wonders if they are well implemented. Let’s get on to them without further ado.

Method 1. Create Folders Based on Verbs

While you may already know how to create app folders, anybody can do that and it doesn’t guarantee you will have well organized apps on your screen. What we recommend you to do is create folders based on verbs.

So for example, if you watch things on your iPhone, you can put all the apps that let you watch in a folder called Watch. That way you know all the apps that can let you watch are in that folder and you can easily get to them when you want.

Verb based folders on iPhone

Verb based folders on iPhone

Method 2. Arrange Your Apps in the Alphabetical Order

A lot of websites and other systems use the alphabetical order to arrange items on their platforms. You can use it to arrange your apps on your iPhone, too, and it’s pretty easy to do that.

If you have already customized your home screen, you will need to reset it to the defaults to bring back the alphabetical sorting system on your device. You can reset the home screen layout by going to Settings > General > Reset and tapping on Reset Home Screen Layout on your iPhone.

Reset home screen layout on iPhone

Reset home screen layout on iPhone

The stock apps that came preloaded with your iPhone will get to their default locations and the apps you’ve grabbed from the App Store will be put in the alphabetical order on your home screens.

Method 3. Frequency Based Folders

Another idea you can implement is create folders that are based on the frequency of app usage. For example, if you have some apps that you use too frequently, you can put them in a separate folder, and so on.

Frequency based folders on iPhone

Frequency based folders on iPhone

This way you can quickly launch the apps that you often use and also have other apps handy for you.

Method 4. Use an App to Arrange App Icons on Your iPhone

As you can see, the above methods use the default options on your iPhone to help you manage your app icons. In the market out there, there are some third-party apps that allow you to rearrange the app icons on your iPhone in different ways.

One of those iPhone screen organizer apps is AnyTrans for iOS that enables you to manage your app icons using different ways on your device. The app can do more than what you think and let’s check it out in action below.

Step 1Download and launch the app on your computer and connect your iPhone to your computer using a compatible cable.

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Free Download

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Launch AnyTrans for iOS and connect iPhone

Launch AnyTrans for iOS and connect iPhone

Step 2The main interface of the app will be shown. Find and click on the option that says Home Screen Manager to open the feature that will let you rearrange app icons on your iPhone’s home screen.

Choose Home Screen Manager in AnyTrans for iOS

Choose Home Screen Manager in AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3Click on Arrange Home Screen on the following screen and then choose an order for the app icons on your home screen. You’ve got a number of options to choose from and choose the one that you wish to have. Then, click on the button that says Sync to Device.

Arrange home screens using AnyTrans for iOS

Arrange home screens using AnyTrans for iOS

The home screen layout that you chose in the above steps will be applied to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Keeping your iPhone’s home screen organized is an essential thing to do as it will let you be more productive and you will be able to perform tasks quickly than before on your iPhone.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.