My Mobile Screen Organizing Routine

Date published
Apr 18, 2021
Last updated
Jul 31, 2021 3:54 PM

I find the state of my mobile home screen to be the reflection of who I am.

It is also an important factor for focus and productivity — I don't want to get distracted by new messages from Instagram or Twitter every time I unlock my phone.

For me, everything must have its own place and purpose. That's why every month, I spend 15-30 minutes organizing apps and widgets on my phone screen.

I have 4 different home screens.


1 - Main screen

The screen I use 80% of the time.

It contains only the essential things I need for work or daily routines.

All the useful shortcuts reachable within 1 tap.

It has a calendar widget so I can keep track of my agenda.

2 - Travel screen

I use this screen when I'm out of home/office.

It has the apps and widgets that I use mostly when I'm outside.


3 - Utilities screen

It is just a storage of other apps that I refer to from time to time.

4 - Fun screen

The last and the least accessible screen is the screen with games and media apps.


The general rule is simple — keep the apps you use every day reachable within 1-2 taps. Keep the apps that usually distract you away from your main screen.