My minimalist(ish) home screen

Here’s my home screen on an iPhone 8, inspired by a conversation on Twitter. (

I love the space, and the convenience that the apps are easy to reach with my right thumb.

This is my first post in the forum, and being a musician, conductor and teacher that’s a real nerd, I love the MPU podcast and this forum.

Sarah, Norway


Welcome to the forum, Sarah! Nice layout.

I’ve been using a minimalist layout for the last couple years, though it’s only been a few months since I put Messages in its alpha group. Works fine for me this way and I like having Drafts and OF as a visual reminder to use those two apps in particular.

I am obviously missing something here. How do you prevent app icons from automatically ‘snapping’ to the top of the screen?

You make your background black and put a bunch of “add to home screen” shortcuts from this site.

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