Neat freak or hoarder: How many homescreens do you have on your device?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jan 25, 2017, 8:55 AM
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!
One, covered in apps / folders, is all I need.
I can tolerate up to three
I have about five screens, give or take one
Ehhh lots... I don't care.
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One with clock/weather widget and bare minimum icons consisting of gmail, camera, play store, gallery
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 8:57 AM 1
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I have two. One with short cuts in appropriate folders and one with full calender page.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 9:05 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:36 AM 0
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Ditto. I have two... one with most used apps/folders and the other with my monthly calendar.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 11:05 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 9:59 AM 0
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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)
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:08 AM 0
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I have only 1 page on my iPhone, I organize apps in folders
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:21 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 11:53 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:29 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:52 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 12:12 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 1:05 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 5:43 PM 0
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