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What’s On My iPhone? | 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! If you’ve been following my blog since before, then you probably might have noticed that I love organization. I super love organizing things especially my own stuff. It makes me feel responsible, clean and it just improves my overall mood. Today, I want to share how I organize my phone and what are the apps I have in my 2-year-old iPhone 8+.

What’s On My iPhone?

To start off, I don’t really put my to-do lists in my phone. I like writing them in my journal because when I see the journal spreads I have, it’s really satisfying. I also don’t have study apps in my iPhone because I got an iPad 7th gen last March and I transferred everything there. Also, as much as possible, I really want to take care of my phone storage so I clean it everytime.

But you’ll find here different apps I use for different things. Let’s start!

Here’s my lock screen! I really love the wallpaper and I’ve honestly been using this for months. It’s just so nice to open my phone and see a reminder to love myself, because that’s what we all should be doing.

This is what you’ll see in the home screen. I’ve been using the default home screen the iPhone has when it’s new so there’s nothing really special here. I just removed the things I don’t really use. On the bottom part is the Phone, Ecosia, Messages and Spotify.

I really suggest using Ecosia as your default browser because in every 45 searches, you get to plant a tree! I’ve been using Ecosia the past few years but I accidentally deleted it and so my no. of searches restarted. I replaced the default Apple Music to Spotify because it’s where I have my subscription.

Also, the wallpaper is an illustration I made.

If you move on to the next page you’ll see this. I have just downloaded the Among Us game the other day and I don’t have any other games installed so I just put it there.

Also, I have arranged the apps by its colors first and then alphabetically— so you’ll see the apps which has the brightest colors first to darkest. I also offload my apps so it could save some space while I don’t use it.

Here are the apps I use for my blog. Pinterest, Gmail, Outlook and WordPress!

Next folder is the Essentials. You probably know these apps already. PictureThis is an app that lets you know the name and diagnose your plants— which is very essential for me and my mom.

Related: Our Home Mini Garden Tour

Here are the apps I use for editing! I’ve always used VSCO for my Instagram photos but I switched to Lightroom last 2019. I have purchased subscription again in VSCO so it’s my main editing app for now.

I also have Preview which can give you a ‘preview’ of what your Instagram feed could look like. Canva— of course, classic— I use this for editing stories and lots of other things. Splice is a video editing app and I use this to compile my Instagram stories which gets cut.

Next I have the Health folder. I have the default Health app for iOS, Flo which is a monthly period tracker and Workout Women which I recommend if you want to have an app for Workout.

Related: Workout Women | My Workout Routine

The next folder is Learn. I have a lot of News apps before and I put it here as well but since I have my iPad, I transferred it there. Here you can find Dictionary, Duolingo and Enduring the Word.

I’m retaking my lessons for Italian and I do want to learn Arabic as well. My Kuyas (older brothers) are in the UAE and sometimes they talk to us in Arabic and I just really want to learn too. I’ve started but there are a lot of things going on that I stopped. I hope to continue it though.

Enduring the Word is an app where you can read Bible verses commentaries. If you’ve watched my A Chill Productive Day // Vlog then you know that I have set up a Bible Journal because I want to read and study it chronologically. I am now in Exodus.

Next are the social media apps I use. You probably use these as well so let’s get to the next folder.

The next folder is services. Food delivery services, online shopping apps and banking apps. All here. Shopback is the biggest cashback site in the Philippines and you can have 100 Php if you use this referral link.

The last folder is the utilities. These are the default iOS apps that I don’t really use.


Thank you all so much for reading! I don’t really know if this looks organized for you but it works the best for me. Some people I know have their apps arranged by its uses and some by its colors. I admit, the organization by colors look pleasing but I don’t think I can’t do it.

Now, I’d love to know: how do you organize your phone? What app/s do you use almost every day except for the social media apps?

I’ll see you in the next post, bye!

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28 Comments

  1. Assalamu alaykum, JM. I was so curious what you were learning on Duolingo. I use it everyday, as you know. Your phone is so organized! You remind me of my sister, with the color scheming and all. I suppose it helps to tidy our phones since we look at it all the time. I laughed when I saw PlantID – Markus and I use something similar for our plants, too. Oh, and your illustrations are lovely.

    1. Alaikum as-salam! I don’t know I responded correctly, haha! What language are you learning on Duolingo? Thank you so much. That app helps me every time I see something wrong in our plants. Very helpful. Thank you so much! <3

      1. Ich lerne Deutsch mit Duolingo. Yes, I notice how big of a difference it makes, learning more about the plants. I find I get more excited about them when I know more. Can I ask for your help when I cannot ID a plant?

        1. Hmm, what exactly happens when you can’t ID a plant?

  2. Your phone is so organized! I love the colors and the aesthetic! The wallpaper you made is sooooo gorgeous! The plant app made me laugh, because I didn’t know such a thing existed! I’ll have to check that out!πŸ˜„

    1. Thank you so muuuch! <3 It’s a very helpful app for plant lovers! Aw yes you should! The app is very informative. πŸ™‚

  3. I love the way you organized your apps, though I’m concerned by the thousand unopened notifications lol πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸΌ

    1. Thank you so much! Trust me, I’m annoyed with it too! But I don’t know how to mark all as read because it’s the emails from my apple account which are connected to some of my social media. Haha I’ll have to find a way to work on that! x

      1. If it helps, you can turn off the notification badge 😁

        1. Omg, it definitely helped!!!! I now have no notifications at all! Thank you so much! ❀️

  4. So organized!

    1. Thank you, Marron! πŸ™‚

  5. Can’t help to notice the thousands email notification LOL.

    1. I wish I could get rid of them. Haha I’ll find a way to mark them all as read.

  6. I love that!! your phone is so organized!

    1. Thank you so much, Christina!

  7. I really love how you organise your phone into folders Jirah! It helps keep it neat and I do exactly the same. I have folders called Games, Create, Socials and Daily Devotionals.

    That Ecosia must be something, I like the initiative and if the experience is just as good as Google Chrome, I may download it as well.

    Thanks for the phone tour. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much, Eromonsele! The Daily Devotionals folder sounds interesting. What apps do you have there?

      I think you will like Ecosia! If you want you can try it. πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for reading!

      1. Our Daily Bread and two other King James Version Bibles.

        1. Thank you for telling. I’ll try to check out Our Daily Bread! 😊

          1. It’s good and it tracks your progress. You’re welcome.

  8. Wow, super organized and I love the color and the typeface! How do you make it like that?!!! πŸ˜€

    Amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! I just put space between the characters πŸ™‚

      1. Hahaha. I am such an oldie. Super cool!!! It looks so different!

  9. Hahaha. I am such an oldie. Super cool!!! It looks so different!

  10. Your phone is so organised! My apps are just on my phone in the order that I installed them, so they are not organised in any way. I remember where they all are because I am used to it, but if anyone else was using my phone they would get confused! x

    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! Mine’s like that for more than a year- all because I was so used to it! But I’ve decided to put them in folders to try something new and I loved it. <3

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