Your mobile device is an essential tool which many people use every day. However, it can also be a fantastic way to get lost, and find yourself overrun with complications and distractions. Turning your phone into a minimalist tool can be quite challenging, but ultimately worth it if you’re looking for a simple way of doing things. What we are going to do is take a look at a few different tips and tricks on how to take your tablet or mobile phone and transform it into something sleek, easy to use, and very basic.
The first thing that you can do is take all of the applications on your mobile device and sort them into folders. You can label up these folders depending on their needs, life example having a productivity folder or a social media folder. Some people take everything put into one folder and do it like that, so it’s your choice.
What we are really going for here is being able to take everything which causes you distractions and complications and then sort them into meat folders. At best, you should have no more than half a dozen of these, because everything can be sorted into different categories. It also means that you have to think a little bit more about what you’re doing, which is a key principle in minimalism.
At a fundamental level, you can’t have a minimalist phone while still having incredibly complicated backgrounds. This means taking in stripping it back to its bare components.
If you’re someone who has a device like an iPhone, then you can easily change the wallpapers of both your lock and home screen. There’s loads different images out there that you can use, and most phones come with a prepared selection for you to choose from anyway, so finding a minimalist background isn’t going to be incredibly difficult.
What are the best things that you can do to make sure that you have a minimalist experience on your phone is to turn your notifications off. With all these incoming messages from social media, apps trying to sell things, and various updates, it becomes easy to get distracted. Switch them off and relax.
So in conclusion, there is no different things that you can do to turn your phone into a minimalist experience. It becomes quite easy to strip away all the distractions and complications and have a phone that’s quite basic in what it does. Some people take it a step further and use the search function to get to individual apps, because this removes the overwhelming sensation that comes from navigating your phone. Unfortunately, iPhones and other smart phones have become synonymous with complications in recent years. This does not always have to be the case, as you can easily retool your set up so it works better for you. Just take the time to go with the idea of “less is more”.