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  • Writer's pictureHaley

How to Make a Custom Aesthetic iPhone Home Page

Have you seen those simply gorgeous matching iPhone home screens on Instagram or Pinterest? I did, and simply had to learn how to get one - mostly because i’m obsessed with all things color-coded. It’s a simple process, admittedly a little time consuming, but if your willing to put in the effort, a color-coded and/or otherwise themed home screen is only minutes away!

Here are some of the inspirations I found online:

Unfortunately, some of the uber cute pre-made designs cost money. Which - can be a time saving alternative if you don't mind spending a couple bucks. But why pay for something you can do yourself, is the go-to question of every 20-something on a budget. Fortunately, I found out how and now you can update your iPhone home screen too!

Ok, ok here’s what you have to do. First, make sure you have the “Shortcuts” app downloaded on your iPhone.

Next, you’ll need a widgets app downloaded. I used Colorwidgets. Widgetsmith also works!

Finally, make sure you have the images and icons you want downloaded on your phone. You can use pictures from your camera roll, Colorwidgets has free ones you can download, or you can create your own and download them using a design program such as Canva!

Those will look something like below, or, however you choose to customize your app icons!

Now, follow these ten steps to get your custom iPhone home screen:

  1. Open the shortcuts app

  2. Click the + in the top right hand corner to create a new shortcut

  3. Click "Add Action"

  4. Select Scripting - it has a curvy X icon!

  5. Select "Open App"

  6. Choose which app you would like to customize first

  7. Select the three dots in the top right hand corner

  8. Give your shortcut a name and click "add to home screen"

  9. Click the icon and choose the corresponding app icon from your camera roll

  10. Give the icon a name (this is the name that will appear on your home screen) and click Add!!

You're beautiful new icon will be added to your home screen, and you can begin reorganizing as you wish! You can also use your widget apps to add relevant images or tools that will make your home screen not only functional, but oh so aesthetic!

The final product will look - well- however you want it to! Have fun expressing yourself via iPhone screen! You’ll appreciate the aesthetic beauty every time you unlock your phone.

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