Hello and Welcome to a post I am quite excited about, I don’t know about you but I am a very nosy person and find people’s ways of working very interesting, so a look through someone’s phone is very intriguing to me. On that note way, i’m going to show you through mine and talk about everything on it.
I have the space grey I Phone 6 which I love and serves me very well. My phone case is from Urban Outfitters, it’s baby pink with white grid lines and has BABE written in shadowed white writing across it. It looks slightly disfigured and well worn because I always keep my gym card in the back of my phone (a little secret for you there) so that it’s always with me.
My lock screen is currently a picture of someone pouring milk into an iced coffee. Because I LOVE coffee! It might seem strange to some but it’s aesthetically pleasing to me. There’s not much else to say about my lock screen since the layout is pretty much the same as everyone’s.
I’ll now move on to showing you my widgets, I have three widgets being: the weather where I live so I can quickly check how it will be on that day (I have covered up where I live for obvious reasons); My water intake app, to keep me easily updated on how much more I need to drink (i’ll talk more about this later); and some recent TED talks that I can easily click on when I want to watch them. I obviously also have the usual search bar and other default things. (FYI I highly recommend that TED talk in the picture that was suggested)
Now we’ll move onto my home screen! The main event. My home screen background is a very cute picture of Zephani Jong (You might have seen my drawing of her on instagram which she liked and commented on, ahhhh fangirl moment) she’s so lovely. Edit: Soon after I wrote this post, she drew loads of vine doodles on post-it notes and went viral!
At the bottom of my home screen I just have messages, phone, email and safari (the great interwebs).
Now, i’m going to list my apps and explain the ones which you might not have heard of before or talk to you about why I use them. Otherwise i’ll just list the self explanatory apps.
- Pinterest- Arguably one of the best apps for aesthetically pleasing photos, inspirations and hacks, you can follow me here. I have many boards to suit all interests of all people
- You tube
- Instagram- This is where you’ll find me posting the most, you can find me here
- Spotify- I have many a playlist on spotify so feel free to take a l00k at them here
- Bloglovin’- An app where you can find fellow bloggers and post about your own blog. I’m not very active on this but I have posted a few things
- Ig analyzer- Yes, I am one of those people who has this app. Call me petty, but I use this for those people who follow me just to gain a follow back, and then unfollow me as soon as I have followed back.
- Starbucks- This is one of my most dangerous apps purely because it is so easy for me to walk into starbucks and pay straight from my phone, it’s that simple! An amazing invention, but highly dangerous and detrimental to the bank accounts of those with starbucks addictions (MMEEEE)
- HSBC banking
- Voice memos
- App store
- Photos- A lot of these will be shared on my instagram which you can find the link to above
That’s all for this page, as you may notice, I keep my apps in a slightly sensical order. Social media, payment apps, and default apps that are pretty necessary for most people. I used to have my apps in rainbow order which was really cool but I like to mix things up and this seems to be working for me.
Now onto the next page. I’m going to do exactly the same thing as for the last page so here goes
- Show My Homework- The brilliantly helpful app dreaded by all students in school. This is an app that allows teachers to set homework that will straight away show up in your SMHW To Do list.
- Translate- I am taking GCSE French which means that I get a lot of French homework and sometimes I don’t understand the words so i’ll use this (teachers advise you not to but it helps guve a rough idea of the meaning) to translate the words. It even has a picture scanner which automatically translates the text (I wouldn’t recommend it for translating whole texts as it isn’t entirely reliable but it’s good for a little lazy translating)
- Find I Phone
- Tesco Mobile
- Fire TV- This allows me to control my Fire stick on my TV from my phone which is so useful as it pairs quite well with the next app i’ll talk about and is great for lazy people
- Prime Video- I use this to easily browse the Prime collection on my fire stick and then once i’ve decided what I want to watch, i’ll go to the Fire TV app and search for it
- Memrise- This is so useful for revision, especially with modern languages. I use this for French to revise the topics we have been over in lessons
- Podcast app- One of my resolutions is to listen to or watch something new, interesting and educational each day. My favourite way of doing this is by watching TED talks in the morning but this podcast app is another great way to find new and interesting podcasts of all types
- Gojimo- another useful revision app which I am yet to begin using, this is particularly helpful for science so i’ve heard
- TED- I love TED talks as they are so educational, eye opening, and fascinating! Watching a TED talk in the morning just gets my brain going for the day. You can also download them to watch without WiFi which is perfect for car journeys
- My water- Another one of my resolutions which I have been doing pretty well is to drink more water! This app is very useful to keep track of how much you have drunk during the day and how much you have left to drink
- Sleep Cycle- I used to use this app to track my sleep cycle. It showed me when I was in my deepest sleep, waking moments, and how long I slept for. It also has a built in alarm. I wanted to keep this in to tell you about it because it’s great for those of you who might be struggling with sleep. I now have a rather snazzy alarm clock which has taken the place of this for now
- Clue- Many of you will know about Clue but in case you don’t, it’s an app to help you track your menstrual cycle. You can input many different symptoms you’ve experienced like contraception, emotions, bodily changes, cramps and much more, to help the app get smarter with your personal cycle. It helps to show you when you are most fertile and you can even connect with your friends to track their cycles as well.
- Headspace- Headspace is an excellent app that I have talked about before in my mindfulness blog post, it helps you to practice meditation and mindfulness which is great for mental health and wellbeing. It’s also completely free
- Poster- In case you were wondering how I made my Velvetnavy Christmas feature image, this is what I used, it’s free and simple
- Episode- Welcome to one of the most addictive games you will ever come across! You can choose from many different stories to play and become a character who makes their own choices. I just recently finished playing “Bad boy’s girl” which I highly recommend
- UniDAYS- This is a free app that you can sign up to using your school and buy items from the big brands with student discount! There’s not much else to say other than the fact that it’s pretty cool right?
- Color Story- A great editing app to enhance your photos and bring out the best colour in them
- Unsplash- This technically isn’t an app but I put the website link on my home screen so it looks like an app. Unsplash is an amazing website where you can find a plethora of amazing, high quality photographs that you can use anywhere for free! All of my banners have been from Unsplash and my lock screen is from Unsplash. I even have my own account which you can find here
If you got to the bottom of this blog post, well done! I’ve just realised how long it is, oopsie. I hope you enjoyed having a nose around my phone, if any of you recreate this post, leave me a link in the comments or DM me on instagram telling me to check it out. I love discovering new bloggers.
Lot’s of love,