Organise Your iPhone in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Remove all non-important apps. The best way to see all apps on your iPhone is to go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage. Not only will this list all apps on your phone but also see what’s taking up the most space. I’d urge you to be ruthless and get rid of anything that isn’t important or useful. Select the app and choose delete and confirm.

Step 2

Step 1 may take a while but is worth doing. By now you should have removed anything that’s going to be just clutter and a distraction. Next identify the critical and frequent apps. The ones you use daily or close to daily. If you’re not sure, a guide is to go to Settings -> Screen Time and “See All Activity”. The Most Used apps will show in order. What you are going to do is keep these apps on your home screen or dock and literally all other apps will go into a folder or folders. Label that folder “Other” or “Misc”. You can always search for infrequently used apps.

Step 3

Settings -> Notifications -> Notification Style. Go through each app’s notification settings to switch them all off (Allow Notifications to off). Once you have done that then you can decide the most important notifications you should have on (limit to 3 if you can, any more and you may want to set up rules and focus modes).

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