What’s In My Phone

Have you ever been curious what’s inside another person’s mobile phone? Unlike many who consider it as a private matter, it doesn’t bother me that much people take a peek on my phone. So, I’m sharing you what’s basically inside my phone! :)

My friends tease me, “Seems like you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t even have screen lock!” Reason is, I might forget my own lock or enter it wrongly while I’m half-asleep and it would be locked forever. Yes, I’m that careless. Haha. Besides, I don’t actually have anything to hide, and I believe that people will respect me and not read any messages on my phone. We’re done with that stage now, okay? Haha

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Enough with the intro, here are what you’ll see on my phone:

Apps

Communication

FB Messenger, Viber
For keeping my lines open to my friends and Gerald too, I use FB messenger. I only have Viber for my friends at work, because one of them has no FB account. Haha. I seldom send SMS now, I only use it for my parents who still haven’t discovered Messenger. Haha.

Fitness

KFIT
I started using it last year, for the sake of taking yoga classes. I wanted to take other classes than that but most of the time, the venues are too far for me, or the schedule won’t permit me. I was able to attend dance classes though, and that was also fun! :) If you want to try KFIT too, you may use my code 2FH5F and get Php 200 off your first subscription. :)

Games

Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Plants Vs. Zombies 2, Stack
These are all recently installed, since I have already uninstalled the games I got bored of. Playing games is one of my stress-relievers. :)

Photography

Camera, Camera Canon App, Drive, GoPro, Photos, VSCO
The iPhone’s native Camera of course, along with the apps for our Canon EOS M10 and GoPro, to transfer photos to phone. Of course, the Photos app where I view the photos! Haha I use VSCO for quick photo edits. I use Google Drive to transfer photos and files sometimes, when I am lazy to connect my phone to the computer. Haha.

Trackers

Calculator, Clock, Evernote, Notes, Reminders
I use Evernote for more detailed notes, for example, my initial drafts for my blog posts. I use the native app Notes for quick drafts, like when I’m on the road and I suddenly thought of an idea. I also write budgets on the Notes and Calculator is usually its partner. I also write down with actual pen and paper, but since I just do it on scratch papers, I usually lose it. Planners don’t work on me, okay! Haha Reminders app is useful for reminding me with my bills, because I tend to forget sometimes. Also, let’s not forget the clock, with alarms that wake me up in the morning, everyday! Haha

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter
Usual social media accounts, where I browse updates from friends (online and offline). These keep me awake at work, when I need a break.

Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter! :)

Travel

Calendar, HotelQuickly, Maps
Not really a travel category, but this is just where I think these apps fits. Haha. I use Calendar a lot, to track of the days, because seriously, sometimes I don’t know what day it is anymore. Also, with Gerald’s shifting schedule, I also have to be mindful of it, so I know when I’ll go get my “me” time. Haha.

I haven’t utilized HotelQuickly that much, but I am planning to use it to book a staycation soon! Use my code JMAYY2 and your first booking is on me. :)

Lastly, the Maps, is very useful when I don’t know where I’m going. I’m really bad at directions but I must say I’m good at following the map. :)

Wallpaper and Quick Links

The image I used for both screen lock and home screen is one of the first photos I took with the phone. It was during rainy season, I think and I just liked the droplets effect on the window of our office, with the view of buildings. I haven’t changed it ever since. Haha. It proves that I don’t really care about how my phone would look in the inside.

As for the quick links, I have the Phone, Settings, Messages and Camera because these are what I often use, so they should be easily accessed.

Organzing my apps

Funny how I categorized the apps on this blog post but I don’t even group the apps on my phone, or even sort it according to frequency of use.

I was an Android user, and I was so used to how flexible it is when it comes to personalization. I can create “home pages” where I can drag selected apps. There I put all my frequently used apps, and I organize them per page, per category. One home page for a category. When I switched to iPhone, there’s no such thing as home page. When you unlock the phone, all apps are spread out as it is.

I tried to organize them, I created groups, but it didn’t work for me. I get more confused. So I just decided to lay them all out, in alphabetical order. It works best for me because I can easily find the app.

Also, I keep my apps to a minimal, I make sure they would not consume more than two screens. I always set priorities. Haha. I would delete apps that I no longer use, or those that I am not using often.


Out of forty eight (48) apps currently installed on my phone, I am using twenty five (25) of them, each have different frequency of use. Because I am using more than half of all the apps on my phone, I can say that I have only installed what I need. The remaining apps are the ones I’ve only used a few times and those native apps that I can’t uninstall.

Listing down all the apps, I felt like I still have a lot and I want to uninstall more. Haha. But it seems like all these are just enough for my needs, so I’ll let them just be. :)

It’s your turn!

  • What are your the apps on your phone that you frequently use?
  • How do you organize them?
  • Have you also blogged what’s in your phone? Let me know!

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I am a front-end developer who face crazy lines of codes and to keep myself sane, I keep a blog where I share my life and adventures. Let's get connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube,Bloglovin and Snapchat.



Comments

  1. Reply

    Well, I used to not lock my phone before too but I started it just because I want to use the fingerprint scanner feature. Hahaha.

    My frequently used apps are the chat apps (Viber and FB Messenger), social media apps (IG, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat) and games: currently playing Clash Royale along with Candy Crush Soda, and Disney Tsum Tsum. I don’t really have that much apps on my phone, safe to say I have less apps than yours.

    My apps are organized according to their category(?) or use… like chat apps are on the first line followed by social media apps and then photography apps, and keep all my games in a separate page. Hmm… nope, I haven’t blogged about what’s in my phone yet… maybe someday I will. Hahaha. :)

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      I wanted to try the fingerprint too, kaso baka mahirapan din ako kasi laging pawis kamay ko haha

      I’ll be looking forward to youre What’s in my phone post :)

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    I didn’t not bother creating a screen lock for my phone before too. But one my friends used my phone without me knowing and he sent a text message to another friend. I usually just leave my phone on my table when I’m in the office, I really didn’t bother at all, until that happened. It was actually funny but I got a little bit pissed off, so I created a screen lock which is very easy to hack. HAHA!

    My iPod used to look like that, I mean, I didn’t categorize my apps too. But when I became an android user, I have managed to group them by their usage. And I love how neat-looking my phone is now.

    I just installed clash royale last week. But I’m contemplating whether to start playing it or not. haha! I’m actually resisting myself to play any more games until I finish all my backlog at work. I’m very bad with time management, that’s one of the reasons, I guess.

    I might blog about what’s inside my phone too, soon!

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      Haha buti nalang my friends are not like those! Haha kaya din siguro tiwala ako kahi walang lock :)
      Mas okay magpersonalize sa Android! Mas organized din apps ko nun hehe
      I’ll be looking forward to your What’s in my phone post :)

  3. Reply

    I have a diary on my phone thats why i use the lock feature hahah. I have touch id so i dont have to worry that much about remembering the passcode but i use the pass code every now and then too so that i wont totally forget it. The most useful app for me is reminders. I use it to remind me about almost everything lol. Also Notes and social media apps like fb, yt, twitter etc.

    I was thinking of doing something like this too for my blog. Maybe i will someday 😆

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      I also use reminders, but not that often. More on kapag bills payment lang sya haha
      I’ll be looking forward to your What’s in my phone post :)

  4. Reply

    Just the standard: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitter.

    I don’t download many apps to be honest <3

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      Same here, I don’t download much, just what I need :)

  5. Reply

    Hehe my phone looks the same and I only have a handful of apps as well. Been thinking of writing my own ~what’s in my phone~ but we’ll see! Hehe! :)

    Nice post, Mei!

    PS: I’ve been planning to use KFit too, but I’m not quite sure if I wanted to subscribe to the 1k unlimited plan (most workout places are too far from my house… boo). Is the PHP 200 applicable to the “normal” subscription tho?

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      I’ll be looking forward to your What’s in my phone post :)

      I think the promo code is only applicable for subscription. I think they have one free class, before you subscribe. Try mo muna yun :)

  6. Reply

    I don’t have a lot of apps in my phone. Like yours, mine is not organised into folders. I like the convenience of easily seeing and tapping them.

    My most frequently used apps are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Email (I have a bad habit of checking emails any time of the day, even on weekends lol), Camera, and the Music app.

    And my current wallpaper is Sakura and Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura (I just finished rewatching the anime series). Haha!

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      Oh, reminds me of he childhood days when I used to watch Sakura haha

      Looks like you always get a lot of mails! I only check my email maybe once or twice a week? Haha

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    My frequently used apps are mostly social media. I try to use game apps more as I really don’t wanna spend time scrolling away my days anymore hahaha. Hmm as for organization, I put the apps I don’t use frequently (but still need) in folders, then the ones that I use often and don’t have any kapareho na apps are out of the folders and on the home screen. I also try to make na nasa 1 page lang lahat haha I’m OC that way.

    I blogged about my apps before but it was an Android version. Maybe I’ll make one for iPhone soon.. ;)

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      Oo nga noh, putting them in folders, para magkasya sa isang page lang. Kaso iba na itsura ng icon nya eh, di ko din bet haha

      I’ll be looking forward to your What’s in my phone (iphone version haha) post :)

  8. Reply

    How brave of you not having a screen lock Mei! Hahahaha P.S. I’ll be Alphabetizing my apps too. So cool!

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      Oo nga, haha maybe I trust the people around me not to mess with my phone hahaha
      Go, if that works for you! I find it easier pag alphabetical eh :)

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    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are my frequently used apps lately. Snapchat is my favorite right now coz of the funny and cool filters hahaha plus my favorite boy bands frequently updates there as well. Hihihi.

    My launcher has a default organizer depends on the use of the app :)

    I’ll make a blog post about it soon! Yay!

    Thanks Mei for sharing what’s in your phone! :)

    All the love, Auradelle

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      Wait, I don’t think I’m following you on Snapchat. What’s your username? I’ll check and follow you if I haven’t yet :)

      Wow for that default organizer! But wouldn’t it be confusing?

      I’ll be looking forward to your What’s in my phone post :)

  10. Reply

    I can’t imagine not locking my phone. Hahaha! Not like I have something to hide, but I guess I was so used to it? And also if ever it gets stolen, the thief won’t get anything from it. Knock on wood, I hope that won’t happen. I basically have all the apps you’re using plus about 50 more that I don’t really use. I get attached to apps even if I don’t use them. Sighs. Love the effect on your wallpaper, btw. I thought that one were from the net. Hehe.

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      I have also thought of that, na madali ma-open pag nanakaw. That’s why I’m super careful with my phone haha well, ugali ko din kasi na di talaga naglalabas ng phone pg naglalakad or nasa byahe kaya siguro mejo kampante hehe

      Really, you don’t uninstall apps? Whoa! Haha

      Thanks, I like it too, that’s why its in my phone for so long na haha

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