Neat freak or hoarder: How many homescreens do you have on your device?

Neat freak or hoarder: How many homescreens do you have on your device?
It has been ages since Android introduced the option for users to manage and rearrange their homescreens as they wish. With folders, widgets, and freedom to place icons wherever one wishes, users come up with various way of ordering their apps, and each one has their own number of total homescreens they are comfortable with. Even Apple's iPhone, despite being quite limited in the aspect of homescreen arrangement, still allows us to do some "spread control" by gathering apps in folders and minimizing the amount of total homescreens.

So, all that said, how many homescreens would you say is too much? Do you just keep one screen with a minimum of apps, so that you can enjoy a glorious wallpaper behind them? Or do you carelessly let apps spread across as many pages as they want, and then find yourself digging around to find them? Let's see!

How many homescreens do you have on your phone?

One and it's (mostly) clean of icons / widgets!
27.59%
One, covered in apps / folders, is all I need.
13.42%
I can tolerate up to three
42.23%
I have about five screens, give or take one
11.65%
Ehhh lots... I don't care.
5.11%

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34 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2032; Member since: May 26, 2011

One with clock/weather widget and bare minimum icons consisting of gmail, camera, play store, gallery

10. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I have two, the main with 4 folders. With Smart Launcher, I had one :-)

2. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have two. One with short cuts in appropriate folders and one with full calender page.

15. Valdomero

Posts: 678; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I have three, but same set up as yours, my main screen have my quick access apps(music, facebook and instragram, camera, games and calls), important people chat bubbles and time/date. The other one has a full calendar page with my prepaid bus card on top to know how much I got left, and the last has a quick view of my email and notes.

17. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Ditto. I have two... one with most used apps/folders and the other with my monthly calendar.

25. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

That's the way I roll as well. The dock consists of folders. One page full calendar. The main page has weather/clock, sports scores, and google

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it.

4. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

just 3 with fast access to apps i use and some handy widgets,used to have more,but widgets became obsolete these days

5. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

3, no widgets. 3rd one is for games, really could do with 2 and all games in folder.

6. ChrisHartcom

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 08, 2015

Different screens for different activities. One for mapping, one for local business/weather, one for games, one for calendar and notes, one for system apps and tasker, one for dictionaries, one for blogging/shopping, one for photography, etc.

7. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Data widget to the left, clock & weather in the home screen & weather forecast on the right.

8. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

One with weather and calendar widgets, often used apps, and folders containing all my other apps. A second with a full screen Keep widget. That's it. (I could probably get down to one if Keep had the option to display titles only)

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Two. Main one with clock+weather and Google search widgets. Second page with my calendar widget, in agenda view.

11. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I have only 1 page on my iPhone, I organize apps in folders

13. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

When I had an iPhone I used to do that as well.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Due to the fact that iOS ui is an app launcher, there are really few ways to arrange the screens. I have 2: first one with the most apps, the important apps I use almost everyday, arranged by category in folders; the second with apps I sometimes need. I almost never keep installed an app I dont use for weeks.

12. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Three... Main with shortcuts and widgets, second with calender and the third is blank for me to admire my wallpaper.

14. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

1 screen, just 5 icons on the Pixel launcher and 2 icons on the homescreen, plus the clock and Google search widget that the Pixel launcher automatically adds on there. I like to show off my lovely wallpaper.

16. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I went with the second option because the first can't be done on iOS if I read that right. I love having one page on both my iPhone and my Android phone, with two or three folders, while the apps that aren't there are in the dock.

18. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

One home screen with 5 dock icons, 2 folders and the date and clock widget that comes with the Pixel launcher.

20. phonegeek2

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

I use Nova Launcher Prime beta and have one homescreen. Very minimalistic setup with my wallpaper perfectly setup and i use the smart swype widget to hide my google calendar widget cleanly but easily accessible when I need it. I use gesture settings in Nova launcher to search the apps i need, when I need them.

21. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

About 8 screens total. I don't really care since fun touch os makes it very easy to locate the app that you need

22. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

One for home. Left for news widget right for music player widget and games folder

23. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I used to have up to 5 screens, one for messaging, one for tools (notes, maps, quick toggles), one for social networks, one for (big) music widget and one for email widget. Obviously a time when quick toggles weren't common on the notification bar and folder were not even in iOS yet. Nowadays: one screen, 7 (son to be 6) icons on the deck, 4 of which are folders, another 4 folders on the screen. Sometimes I put a music widget, not so big anymore. Right now the music widget has its own screen... don't remember why, and a third screen just to keep it balanced. On iOS three screens, one with all the system apps that I barely use, and the other two with the apps I installed and used, sort by functionality but no folders.

24. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

What's with these options? I have one for apps and one for notes widget and one for calendar + notification log thingy.

26. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Two. 1 daily/mostly use apps. 2 occasionally used apps & folders

27. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Here's the deal: ideally, the less taps it takes you to reach an app, the more efficient your setup is. Ergo, the most efficient setup is to put all or your most used apps on a single home screen so that you can get to them with a single tap. That's what I do, along with using Nova to fit 40+ icons on my screen.

31. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

same. most used apps on single home screen is the fastest. disable app-drawer simple homescreen with white icon on solid black background mine only 16 apps though.

28. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

2: i used to do everything i can to have only one but i know have widgets on the first + icons so a few gets shifted over to the second even though i dont like it

29. KingSam

Posts: 1450; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

One with the pixel home setup (cm14 nougat 7.1). One row of folders and the bottom tray (pixel) and the Goole now cards just a swipe away. I like simplicity and neatness.

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