Organizing a Smartphone

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 3, 2015)

If you have an iPhone, Android, or even a Blackberry then you know just how useful and fun these items can be. Chances are pretty good that if you have one of these little gizmos then you also know how cluttered they can become. In fact, just as with any computer (which a smartphone basically is) your screen can quickly and easily become a disorganized and chaotic mess. However, by simply using a little planning and thought you can very easily prevent this from happening. Here are a few suggestions that you can use when organizing a smartphone, and ensuring that it is operating an as efficient a manner as possible.

  • Remember your limitations. Every smartphone has some kind of built in limitation, and this is something that you will need to be aware of when you start organizing or using yours. For example iPhones can come with a variety of different memory capabilities (typically 8, 16, 32, or even 64 GB of memory). The amount of memory that you have will determine what you can use, or store, on your smartphone.
  • Think about what you like. Before you begin to organize your smartphone, you need to decide on what you like. For example, do you like to listen to music, play games, store files, read news stories, or some other pastime? These items, the ones that you like, are typically the types of apps or other items that you will end up putting onto your smartphone.
  • Designate a page for each. Once you have decided on what you like, and what you will be likely to have on your smartphone, you can begin to organize your smartphone the way you want it to be. If your phone will allow it, then the best way to do this is by creating a separate page for each category you defined above. In the event that your phone doesn't allow you to create separate pages then you can organize the apps by category. Either way, when you are done with this you will have organized your smartphone.
  • Maintain what you create. Once you have initially organized your smartphone does not mean that you are finished. To truly ensure that your smartphone is organized, you will need to maintain the work that you have done. If you don't, and just put the apps wherever they happen to land, then you can easily find yourself back in the same situation you started with.

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Lee Wyatt

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