Hey daydreamers! Merry Christmas Adam! (Get it? Adam before Eve?) I literally can’t believe it, this holiday season has gone by so fast. And after this post, we only have two more days left of Blogmas! Today, I’m going to do another What’s on my Phone, but Christmas edition! I had a bunch of fun with the ios14 update and made my phone aesthetic and Christmas-themed at the beginning of the month, but I forgot to make a post about it until now. 😉 Let’s get into it!
This is the phone case I got for my birthday from Vera Bradley! It’s partly clear and the other part has a pretty design on it. I like how it’s not that bulky. I also got this pearly white PopSocket from Target that kinda matches the case.
This is my lockscreen/wallpaper! It’s super cute and simple. I got it from a free iOS 14 pack. Unfortunately I lost the link, but it was really easy since I didn’t even have to download it, I just took screenshots of the DropBox without having to put anything on my phone, which was nice!
These are just some Widgets I have if you swipe left, and the camera app comes up if you swipe right.
This is my main homescreen, and I’m super proud of it haha! I used the widget covers from the pack to make app shortcuts and small widgets and arranged them in a cool pattern.
At the top, I have a small widget, and then shortcuts for the music, mail, Youtube, and Pinterest apps.
In the middle, I have shortcuts for the calendar and Netflix apps, as well as shortcuts to my ballet company forum and the Girls’ Life Magazine blog. Next to that, I put a cute little gingerbread widget.
Finally, at the bottom I have a candy cane widget. Next to that, I have shortcuts to the Safari, Bible, and 1 Second Everyday apps, as well as a shortcut to my blog. In the little thingy (lol I don’t know what to call it) at the very bottom, there’s my blood sugar, messages, Safari, and camera apps.
On the next homescreen page, I put a large Christmas-y widget and the rest of my apps organized by color! I also added some Christmas-themed emojis to name each folder.
It’s a little bit disorganized, but I don’t use these folders to get to the apps that often. Normally I just use the App Library.
Finally, here’s the App Library that comes up when you swipe to the right!
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Hey daydreamers! It’s Emmie here! Whew, has it been a crazy week…my school just started online work, and I went from being 100% bored to being 100% busy. (I don’t think I even have to explain why my school is online right now – I’m going to take a wild guess that you’ve heard about all the crazy stuff going on!) I was originally planning to do a “Things to Do When You’re Bored” post for today, but I didn’t like it and decided it wasn’t super original anymore, since that’s the only thing on YouTube right now. 😂
During some downtime the other day, though, I was watching Sadie Aldis (she’s one of my favorite YouTubers ever now, and she has Type 1 just like me, plus her videos are amazing! Thanks to Sophie for recommending her!) and she had an awesome video on how to organize your phone! I was inspired to try it out, and I’m so glad I did, because my phone looks way cleaner & more organized now. 😊 So I decided I should do a What’s On My Phone post! I’ve seen this all the time on YouTube but I don’t know if anyone’s ever done a blog post on this (if you’ve seen one, make sure to leave the link in the comments! I love to discover new blogs!), so I’m excited to try it out and hopefully y’all will enjoy reading this!
Okay, enough intro-ing…let’s get started! ⤵⤵⤵
I have an iPhone 8 in gold with a clear case. I used to have my grandma’s old iPhone 6, but all the sudden my Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor for type 1 diabetes) stopped working on there as Apple decided to be mean to all the older phones and mess up Bluetooth! Grrr! It worked out, though, because I was able to get an 8 since that’s the oldest it could work on!
I bought my PopSocket from Target with my own money a few months ago, and I really love it! It’s got this cool texture and the color matches everything perfectly!
This is my wallpaper! I recently changed it and I love how calming and aesthetic it is. I got it from Sadie Aldis’s Pinterest board. The color scheme is really cute!
On the “Widgets” side thingy when you scroll to the left, I have my current blood sugar, shortcuts (no clue why that’s on there), reminders, verse of the day from the Bible app, site stats for American Girl World (trying to figure out how to change it to this one, no such luck lol), and also my activity rings from my watch.
And if you swipe to the right, I just have my camera roll, which is taking a picture of my (wrinkly) backdrop, haha.
This is the first page thingy on my homescreen. I just organized my apps using the “shelf” method Sadie talks about in her video – basically, you sort all of your apps into folders. Then you take out your 3 most used apps from each category & put them next to it, creating a “shelf” with labels and storage! Isn’t that cool? It’s a super productive way to organize things and makes the stuff you use the most easy to access!
At the bottom, I have the 4 apps that I usually need to access most quickly: my Dexcom app (which tells me what my blood sugar is), iMessages (to keep in touch during social distancing!), Safari, and camera.
*fake gasp* Whadduya know! Safari just so happens to be open to this very blog! Oh, look, and that just so happens to be my most recent post! *EVEN FAKER GASP* I HAVE AN IDEA! You should just so happen check out that very post RIGHT HERE!
Did I just make a joke about shamelessly plugging my blog while actually doing so? Yes. Yes I did. (MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
I named the very top folder “technical”, and it’s basically to stash the apps that come with your phone and you can’t delete and may use every 6 years or so (except Alexa, that one I use every so often to fix or change stuff for my Echo dot).
Next to that folder, I have Settings, the App Store (which for some reason is telling me how to make a grilled cheese sandwhich, thanks Apple) and the Clocks app, which I think are all pretty self-explainatory.
Below that, I have a folder called “social”. Since I can’t have social media yet (I’m not quite thirteen, 6 months to go!), I just have the phone call app and contacts in there.
Oh, and I also have Bitmoji! This is mine – cute, right? It’s really fun to change up the outfits on my Bitmoji, even though I don’t send it to people a whole lot. Which reminds me, I need to put some shorts on my Bitmoji…😂
Next to that, I have my Pinterest app! I begged my mom to let me get it, and I finally got it a few months ago, yay! You can follow me at GirlOnPointe, I have a bunch of boards with outfits, ballet, drawing, room ideas, funny, etc. Beside that, I have an app called Messenger Kids, which I use to text and video chat my friends who don’t have phones/phone numbers, and the FaceTime app.
Below that is my “productivity” folder. In it, I just have the Pages app (which I don’t use but have it just in case), files (also unused), voice memos (use this sometimes), and iBooks (literally have never used this lol).
I also have my notes app, which I divided into a bunch of categories – as you can see, “songs” and “writing” have the most notes in them, because I always have my phone with me and whenever inspiration strikes I can jot something down, and then when I’m trying to write a song I can go back and look at the random lyric ideas and start from there.
After that, I have Reminders! I like this app a lot because I can use it for packing lists and also daily schedules (sort of like a bullet journal for me). I really like the new update where you can add colors and icons, and they have PINK! And GOLD! YAYYYY!
And I also have my handy-dandy WordPress app for blogging on the go™. Shout out to Kaylyn and Christina, y’all were in my reader when I took this! The WordPress app is super helpful for uploading images, since I have an Apple phone but not an Apple laptop so I can’t AirDrop my photos. Instead, I just upload them to my WordPress account, open it on the computer, and voila! Images in media! I also use this for checking notifications, the occasional comment reply, and catching up on the posts in my reader.
The I have a folder marked school and church, which I have all my apps that are used for faith & academic purposes. I have Google Docs, just in case I need it, this awesome library app called Overdrive which lets you download eBooks but I forgot how to log in to, my youth group app, this cool thingy called measure, and an app called Numbers that I never use but always convince myself I need it.
Then I have my Google Classroom app! This is what my school is using to do online learning, aka school from home. It’s actually a really good program and i haven’t had too much of a problem adjusting to it. Typically, I do all my work on my laptop, and then I use my phone to turn assignments in (because it’s easier to just snap a picture and upload it from the app).
Oh, and then I just have my calculator app. Random life hack: Did you know that if you type in something wrong and want to delete a number, just swipe backwards at the top and it will delete for you? 🤯 MIND BLOWN.
And then I just have my Bible app! I don’t use this every day because I prefer my paper Bible, but I use this to find verses and occasionally do plans on. Isn’t this verse awesome?
Next I have all my apps related to health and fitness, such as sugarmate (a blood sugar tracking app), VeryFitPro (I need to delete this since this went to my old watch), the OralB app (also need to delete this) the Health app that comes with your phone, a nutrition info app called CalorieKing, and the DexCom clarity app which enables me to share my blood sugar patterns with my doctors.
Next to that, I have my Watch app and Exercise app, which basically gives you a report on your steps, calories, and exercise during that day or week.
Whoaaaah, we’re halfway there, whoaaaah, livin’ on a prayer! (I felt the need to say that.)
Then I have the entertainment folder, where Podcasts is all lonely. XD I know it kind of defeats the purpose to have a folder with one app in it, but I still wanted to have that lable for the “shelf”, so…🤷
Next to that, I have my Apple Music app! Some of my favorite artists right now are the Jonas Brothers, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, and Riley Clemmons. I’m also currently obsessed with the album Fine Line by Harry Styles (so good!) and Happiness Begins by the Jonas Brothers is a go-to album for me. I’m also really into the songs Find You (RAMI Remix) by Nick Jonas, Rather Be Us by Tyler Rich, and also any of OneRepublic’s newer songs.
Next to that, I have the Netflix and Disney+ apps! My favorite Netflix shows are Alexa & Katie (BEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF EVER NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE YOU SHOULD WATCH IT IT’S SO GOOOOD!), CHEER (everyone should watch this incredible documentary!!), and The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (I binged this show during spring break and it’s awesome!). On Disney+, I don’t watch a lot of stuff on my own, but we watch a ton of movies on there as a family.
Next I have my photography folder. These are two editing apps that are super helpful for touching up photos and making creative designs, but unfortunately I forgot my login! I have these on here in case I finally remember how.
On the photography “shelf”, I have the Photos app. Wow, I have a lot of pictures on here! I have an excessive amount of screenshots, what’s up with that? 🤔😂
Then I just have iMovie, which I use to make fun and silly videos with my friends, not anything serious or for my YouTube channel, lol. When I make stuff for my YouTube channel, I usually do that on my computer.
Then I have a games folder – I used to play these games a ton, but now I don’t really use them that much. I keep them on my phone just in case I’m ever bored.
Then, I have my favorite games that I actually play: Slither.io (you have your own snake/worm and have to get rid of the others and eat as many dots as you can to grow big, it sounds weird but it’s really fun!), Design Home (you can design rooms for different clients and earn your own houses, it’s so fun and totally free, which is the best part!), and Wordscapes (this game is so relaxing but really hard!)
Finally, I have a category called “world” with compass, maps, Find My Phone, and the weather app next to it.
WHEW! That was the longest post EVER. *checks* 2,000 WORDS?! If you made it through all of that, you win best reader ever! 👏👏👏Hopefully you read all of that, and if so, I hope you enjoyed! It was so fun to take the pictures for this post.And while you’re bored at home, if you want, you can read through some of my old posts if you’d like. Thanks for reading, and stay safe guys!
How do you organize your phone? What’s your favorite app that you have? What kind of phone do you have (if you have one)? What does your wallpaper look like?
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