Step 2: Reorganize the remaining apps into 3 categories
It's time to reorganize the remaining apps into 3 categories.
🫀 Essential tools:
Identify the apps that help you accomplish specific tasks and that you use frequently (find a place, add an appointment, etc.). There should be no more than 5 or 6.
Place these apps on the front page of the phone's home screen. In some cases, you may choose to highlight a widget rather than the app icon.
💭 Secondary aspirations and tools:
Identify the apps you want to spend time on (meditation, fitness, reading, podcasts, etc.) as well as the tools you use less frequently (banking, etc.).
Place these apps on the first or second page of the home screen according to your needs. For example, if you want to listen to more podcasts, it might be a good idea to put your favorite podcast app on the first page. Don't hesitate to make groups of apps ("Productivity", "Health", etc.) to avoid visually cluttering your home screen.
🍭 Distracting apps:
Identify all the most distracting/time-consuming apps that you want to spend less time on (social networks, streaming platforms, etc.)
For each app, ask yourself if it is useful on your phone? Does this app really bring you something? Can you just use it occasionally on your computer for example? If so, you can delete it.
If you want to keep a distracting app, the idea is to prevent yourself from using it by reflex every time you open your phone. To do this, place all distracting apps on the third page of your home screen. You can also remove some of them from your home screen (long press on an app > "-" > "Remove from home screen"), this will force you to go through the search bar to use an app and thus be more intentional.