Phone Setup

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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
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 for 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

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