Phone Setup

Onur Şuyalçınkaya

Onur Şuyalçınkaya

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I've always used lots of apps that I didn't even need. My home screen was a mess and it was really damn hard to find anything. I decided to go with more minimalist and productive.

Ever since I've become more minimal lately—even for my phone—I wanted to further reduce the number of apps I had installed.

I’m currently down to 80 apps in total—still working on it tho 😅—So let’s break down the setup:

Lock Screen
Lock Screen
Home Screen
Home Screen

Lock Screen

I've discovered a monochrome wallpaper from Unsplash by Kunj Parekh which is free to download. The gray and black harmony just looks great and perfectly fits my minimalist perspective.

Home Screen

I currently have 29 apps in total (including some system apps), which all fit on a single home screen, but I have grouped a few apps. These are:

Productivity

  • Notion

  • Brave

  • Medium

  • Drive

Entertainment

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

  • Spotify

Basics

  • Phone

  • Messages

  • Photos

  • Calendar

  • Clock

  • Settings

  • VSCO

  • Spark

  • Shazam

  • LinkedIn

  • Tureng (EN-TR translator)

  • Gmail

  • WhatsApp

Tools

  • Authenticator

  • Notes

  • Calculator

  • Mobile Access

  • App Store

Banking

  • Garanti BBVA

  • BonusFlaş

  • N26

  • TransferWise

It is worth noting that I do occasionally download other apps if I need to use them only for a short time, but if I no longer need them, I delete them from my phone. All of the above are apps I use on a regular or semi-regular basis.

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”

Marie Kondo