Here’s What Your Phone’s Home Screen Really Says About You

June 19, 2015 - table lamp

The biggest doubt of a digital age? It’s not “gif” or “jif,” it’s not a tone of #TheDress, it’s not either relying on Google for any answer is creation us stupid. Here it is: How do we classify your phone’s home screen? 

When we spin on your smartphone, is a initial thing we see a mass of red presentation froth and folders ripping with never-used apps? Or do we opt for peace instead?

Our small screens are now and simply customizable, and how we select to classify them says some-more than we competence consider about who we are. Like a desks and kitchen cabinets, a phone layouts simulate certain tools of a personalities: neat or messy, form A or form B, connoisseur or utilitarian. The options are roughly limitless: tone coordination, pointless assortments, “home shade zero” or finish minimalism.

We asked 9 people to share how they set adult their phone. Which one is closest to yours?

1. You’ve got 99 folders, though we never check them

“I put things in folders given we have a lot of apps. When they’re not in folders, we have, like, 7 to 8 pages of apps and we can never remember what page Grindr is on when we need it. However, we leave apps like Message, Calendar and Clock given we use those a lot a lot and it would take perpetually to get to them if they were in folders.” — Tri, 22

What this says about you: You organisation a same kinds of wardrobe together in your container in small sections.

2. Your phone is your oasis

“My wallpaper was taken from my vacation on Cape Cod to remind me of how loose we was once on a time. As many as we adore apps, we hatred spending some-more than a few seconds perplexing to find and open it. On my home shade we have usually a ones I use many frequently so when we unlock I can get right into it though carrying to search. If we wish to use any of a apps on a second shade we usually appropriate down and search instead of going by all the folders.” — Amber, 25

What this says about you: You use a “Ocean Surf” environment on your noise machine religiously. 

3. You 0 out any singular notification, no matter what

“My email inbox and amicable apps are generally zeroed out by a finish of a night. we even go into Snapchat and click by all of a snaps usually so get absolved of a station notifications.” — Alexandra, 26

What this says about you: You double- and triple-check that all a lights and oven burners are off before we leave a house. And afterwards we still worry about it.

4. You color-code for organization

“I find a color-coded apps easier to demeanour at, and mostly we can’t see a full name of a app on a home screen, so people mostly navigate by idol anyway. The tone is a many scannable approach to brand an app — generally given a stream conform is trending towards brighter, easier icons. we also enjoyed entrance adult with a emoji labels. Some are themed (sports, sight schedules) and some are simply colors (green, orange). we also don’t have any apps that are not immediately visible; i.e., any folder has a roof of 9 apps. So a 10th orange app will have to acquire a mark on a home shade or outcome in deletion an orange app we don’t use that often.” — David, 39

What this says about you: You classify your T-shirt drawer by color. Nothing else creates sense.

5. You color-code for aesthetics

“The tone coordinating is kind of random. we like to have a overview and discerning entrance to all though carrying to swipe. we used to have it by duty though got wearied and did it by tone instead and usually unequivocally favourite it that way. It’s good carrying a shade we demeanour during so many during my day demeanour good and structured!” — Lisa, 30

What this says about you: You privately buy all of your kitchen appliances in a same splendid shade, down to a salt and peppers shakers.

6. Your phone is an uncluttered, delicately curated thing of beauty

“I don’t like carrying clutter. we don’t like carrying a lot of notifications or things incidentally laying around — we classify it formed on how many we use any app/how critical it is with a many critical ones on a initial page and so on.” — Matt, 26

What this says about you: Your nightstand consists of a lamp, a potion of H2O and a clock. And zero else. Ever.

7. You do what you want, even if that means never checking your email

“I use all of these [apps] any day. we put ’em over a Persian carpet so they’d be comfortable.” And a 54,000 emails? “This is a approach we live my life. Marking emails we don’t caring about as ‘read’ isn’t value a time. Just open and review and respond to a ones we need to.” — Marcus, 24

What this says about you:The Motto” by Drake is your thesis song. 

8. You set adult your phone for easy access

“My initial home shade is usually apps that we use all a time. At some indicate of a day we unequivocally use one of these 12 apps, they’re my go-tos. That’s since it’s unequivocally empty, given we don’t wish to be dreaming by anything else. we wish discerning access. It’s finished for efficiency.” — Liran, 27

What this says about you: You usually ever lift your phone, wallet and keys. 

9. Who needs apps? It’s all about your background

“My phone shade is flattering minimal, not usually to uncover off my flattering Ponyo credentials though also given too many apps on a shade drives me nuts. we like carrying a lot of space accessible for swiping between screens as well, so there’s no random app opening when we unequivocally wish to swipe.

“When we live your life on iDevices (my iPad is likewise set up), we finish adult meditative a lot about creation it work best for you. It’s like how before we had all this digital things we had to classify your nightstand or book bag to get to your radio, Discman, book of a moment, and biography as simply as possible.” — Adrienne, 30

What this says about you: You had a print of a periodic list of elements in your dorm room.

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