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15 Cool iPhone Home Screen Layouts

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With iOS16 you get more control over your homescreen than ever before. If you're bored of the default iOS look, or just want to try something new, check out these cool iPhone homescreen layouts!

1. The Color Coded Homescreen Layout

For this layout, each app is assigned a color. This makes it easy to quickly find the app you're looking for without having to scan through a bunch of different icons.

All the Green icons go in the Green folder (Whatsapp, Voicemail, Messages and so on), then all the Blue icons (such as Safari, Facebook, Apps, and the like) go in a specific section.

It creates quite an aesthetic look overall and can help you declutter your home screen while still having everything easily accessible.

2. The Alphabetical Layout

If you're the type of person who likes things to be nice and organized, this layout is perfect for you. Everything is sorted into alphabetical order, making it quick and easy to find what you're looking for. This can take some doing to set up, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

3. The "Minimalist" Layout

Definitely, my favorite and there are certainly a few approaches to this. Howver, his layout is perfect for those who want a clean and simple homescreen.

There are only a few icons on the main page, and everything else is tucked away in folders. This leaves plenty of space for widgets and customizations, and makes your homescreen look much more sleek and polished. Personally, I would take this a step further by getting a minimalist set of icons and wallpaper in place as well.

4. The "Folders within Folders" Layout

This layout is perfect for those who have a lot of apps and need a way to organize them all. By creating folders within folders, you can easily keep track of everything without having a cluttered homescreen. I think this is probably the way to go but I am not really a fan of the aesthetics personally.

5. The "Empty Layout"

Now, this is the opposite to the above. I really like the look of it, but in reality it is not really practical. As the name suggests , the home screen is completely empty. There are no apps or widgets, just a blank canvas.

This is perfect for those who like to change things up often, or for those who want to make a custom home screen with their own wallpaper and icons.

6. The "Widget" Homescreen Layout

Instead of icons taking up your phone, you employ a bunch of the widgets that come with the apps on your phone. This can include the weather, calendar, clock , and anything else you might want quick access to.

This is a great way to get information at a glance without having to open up any apps, and it can also help you save space on your homescreen.

7. The "Notes" Homescreen Layout

This is perfect for those who want to be able to jot down a quick note or reminder without having to open up their Notes app. By adding the Notes widget to your homescreen, you can quickly and easily write down anything you need to remember.

8. The "Gamified" Homescreen Layout

This is a fun approach that can help you stay motivated and engaged with your phone. The idea is to gamify your homescreen by adding points, badges, and other elements that encourage you to use your apps more. This can be anything from a simple point system to something more complex like a leaderboard.

9. The "Social Butterfly" Homescreen Layout

This one is perfect for those who are always on social media. By adding Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram widgets to your homescreen, you can quickly and easily see what's going on with your friends and family. You can also post updates and photos without having to open up the app.

12. The "One Handed" Homescreen Layout

This is a great layout for those who want to be able to use their phone with one hand. By moving all of your icons and widgets to one side of the screen, you can easily reach everything without having to stretch your thumb. This is especially useful for those with larger phones.

13. The "Do Not Disturb" Homescreen Layout

This is perfect for those who want to make sure they don't get disturbed by their phone. By adding the Do Not Disturb widget to your homescreen, you can easily silence your phone and turn off all notifications. This is great for when you're in a meeting or trying to concentrate on something else.

10. The "Retro" Homescreen Layout

This is a fun one for those who want to give their homescreen a vintage feel. By adding some retro-style wallpaper and icons, you can easily transform your phone into a blast from the past. Hook this up with a cool phone cover as well and you will have a created a super cool device that blends the old with the brand new.

11. The "Black and White" Homescreen Layout

This is a simple yet elegant home screen layout that is perfect for those who want a clean and stylish look. By using a black and white wallpaper and icons, you can create a chic home screen that is both sophisticated and modern. I personally, really love the look of these, as the icons can become somewhat transparent looking when you have a Black home screen as well.

14. The "Fitness" Homescreen Layout

This is perfect for those who want to track their fitness goals. By adding a fitness tracker widget to your homescreen, you can easily see how many steps you've taken, how many calories you've burned, and how much distance you've traveled. This is a great way to stay motivated and on track with your fitness goals.

There are a bunch of widgets that come with the apps on your phone. This can include the weather, calendar, clock, and anything else you might want quick access to.

15. The "Aesthetic" Homescreen Layout

This layout is perfect for those who want to make their phone look pretty. By adding some aesthetic wallpaper and icons, you can easily transform your home screen into a work of art. I love how these layouts look, and they're also really fun to create.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a homescreen layout that works for you. These are just a few of the many possibilities. Be sure to experiment and have fun with it! There's no wrong way to do it. It should naturally evolve over time as your needs and interests change.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck