They say that you can really get to know someone by looking at their shoes. I believe that you can really dissect a person by looking at their phone homescreen. There are so many different ways that you can judge someone based on what they have on their homescreen but also how they chose to arrange their apps.
So here’s a look at the different homescreen setups on the phones of WE’s marketing team. Judge away!
This is the homescreen on my iPhone 4S. I arranged my apps based on what I use the most on a day-to-day basis.
As a directionally-challenged individual, I always have to have the Maps and GPS apps handy. I’m also borderline compulsive about having to check the weather before I get dressed in the morning, thus the need for two separate weather apps. I’m also quite a social media addict; I’m constantly on Twitter and Instagram. Does it seem unusual that I have IMDB on the very first page? Well, I watch a lot of TV shows. And for some odd reason, I have an obsessive need to know the production history of every actor on the face of the planet. It’s unexplainable. So if you watch anything with me, chances are you’re going to be really amazed or really annoyed by my wealth of random pop trivia. I also change the background image on my iPhone pretty frequently; right now it features a picture of two of the cutest dogs in the world. Be jealous, people.
Check out the homescreen on Ed’s Google Nexus. Unlike Philippe, Ed prefers to utilize his phone screen’s real estate with his daily go-to apps. He has the ESPN Sportscenter app in quite the prime position, which leads us to believe that he must be quite the sport fanatic. He is also loyal to the personal finance management app, Mint, which implies that Ed is quite a budget-savvy individual. He also evidently consistently peruses Reddit; makes sense, he’s a funny guy. Between having a folder full of social apps and his email raring to go at the prime front-and-center position, it’s easily inferable that Ed’s pretty addicted to his smartphone. (He’s probably one of these people.)
Here is Philippe’s homescreen. As you’ve probably deduced by looking at it, P is a pretty organized guy. His apps are neatly organized in separate folders, leaving a lot of bare space on his main page. Why? Because P is a minimalist. And a slew of apps clouding up his screen is only going to mess with his flow.
What do you think our homescreens say about us? Send us a screenshot of your phone’s–we’d love to see it!