The other day I was waiting in line in a store and the woman ahead of me pulled her iPhone out of her pocket. I don’t make a habit of looking at other people’s phones, but a bright orange case drew my attention for a moment. As I glanced over, her iPhone unlocked and I noticed her home screen before turning my attention back to my own phone. Then, I registered what I had just seen: The default app layout that all iPhones ship with. Ugh.
I suppose it’s possible that this woman used apps like Health, Clock, Stocks and Wallet more than all of the third-party apps that she then swiped around to find, but I’m betting that’s not the case. It also made me think about how often I seen people with home screens filled with default apps. You’d be surprised at how common it is. I’ve even spoken to a person or two who had no idea that apps could be rearranged.
It’s time to fix this problem once and for all. More →