Creative iPhone Home Screen Layouts to Organize Your Apps

Creative iPhone Home Screen Layouts to Organize Your Apps
Creative iPhone Home Screen Layouts to Organize Your Apps

These iPhone Home Screen layouts will help you organize your iOS apps in a creative way that makes them easy to navigate and manage.

It’s great fun to create a unique iPhone Home Screen layout. While grouping apps in different folders on different pages is an effective way to keep your collection well-organized, there are other creative ways to arrange your iPhone Home Screen layout.

These are some of the top layout options for your iPhone’s home screen.

Customizing Your iPhone Home Screen

There are many ways to personalize your iPhone’s Home Screen using widgets and the App library in iOS. This guide will only focus on various app layouts. These are creative ways to organize your apps.

Many layouts require customized icons for apps. These can be created using the Shortcuts app to create a shortcut to an app. The shortcut can be added to your Home Screen by using a custom icon.

For some layouts, you may need to delete apps from your Home Screen. To do this, tap on an app and open a popup menu. Choose Remove App. Then choose Remove from Home Screen. This will send the app to your iPhone App Library.

1. The Minimalist

To create this Home Screen layout, delete all apps from your Home Screen and add them to the App library. The Dock can then be added to by adding a single folder or app. You can also leave your Home Screen empty to see your wallpaper.

To open an app, swipe down to the Home Screen and open Search. Type the first or second letter of the app that you are looking for. It should be found by your iPhone almost immediately. To open it, simply tap the link in the search results. You can also go to the App Library and root it.

2. Monochrome

Shortcuts can be used to create gray, white, and black icons for your favorite apps. You don’t have to worry about grayscale icons in some system apps, such as Settings and Camera.

Move all your original apps to the App Library after creating monochromatic shortcuts.

3. Color-Coded

You can also replace your apps using color-coded Shortcuts. You can make social apps and games green, entertainment apps blue, and games red. It’s easy to find the apps that you are using at any given time with a color-coded iPhone Home Screen layout.

This is also useful for people with color blindness as you can select colors from different app groups that are easy to identify.

4. The Menu

This iPhone Home Screen layout is great for anyone who wants to have lots of options and not too much clutter.

Instead of grouping apps in folders, you can create shortcuts with list-menus that allow you to choose from multiple apps to open. Each shortcut can be given a name, an icon, and a color to represent the group of apps that it is.

To create a list, use the Choose From Menu action from Shortcuts. You can create a shortcut called Read to display a list of reading apps, such as Kindle, Books and News.

5. The Monogram

You thought you were stuck with the grid layout of your iPhone Home Screen? You might be wrong! Use iEmpty for creating blank icons that match your wallpaper. Then, use those icons to make spaces on your Home Screen layout.

This opens up many possibilities, including the possibility of spelling your initials using the app icons.

6. Dockless

If you have all your apps on one screen, the Dock loses some of its importance. Instead, use a clever trick to hide your iPhone Dock.

This means that you need to change your wallpaper so it hides the dock. There are many wallpaper choices to choose from.

7. The One-Hander

Although big screens can be great, reaching for icons at the far edges can prove to be difficult. Instead of doing fingertip yoga every time an app is opened, keep them all on one side.

Use iEmpty for creating blank spaces on your iPhone Home Screen layout. This allows you to drag the apps to any side.

8. The bottom line

Apple knows that the bottom of your screen is prime real property, as it’s the easiest to reach. The Dock is located down there.

It makes sense to ignore all of the iPhone Home Screen’s top and to use blank icons to move your app icons towards bottom.

9. The Noticeboard

The iPhone Home Screen layout is best for those who are anxious about too many notifications. You can quickly see which apps are really urgent by grouping apps using notification badges in separate folders.

Not all notifications are equal in importance.

10. Work/Play

This layout allows you to keep your work-related apps on one side and entertainment apps, which you use only outside of working hours, on the other.

This feature can be combined with the Focus feature to hide your work Home Screen after a work day. You can also use Downtime to turn off all play screens during work hours for even greater productivity.

For the best home screen layout, think outside the box

You can create many creative app layouts, despite the limitations Apple places on the iPhone Home Screen.

You can also customize your iPhone by adding widgets to the Home Screen.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.