How to easily find applications on your cell phone with folders or search engines

There are solutions to organize your phone without installing additional programs.

Having a cell phone is synonymous with downloading dozens of applications, which may not always be used. Access to banks, social networks, music, games and editors. The list is extensive, to the point that it becomes complicated to find a platform in a moment of urgency. But there is a solution.

Instead of having to do a long scroll to locate the icon of the desired application among the collage of options, cell phones themselves offer options for users to organize and find these services easily, without having to download an additional program to do it for them.

Internal search engine

Both iOS and Android have a search bar to filter the applications that are installed on the cell phone. To access this option you have to be on the home screen and slide to the right so that it appears at the top.

In some Android devices this function also appears when swiping upwards, when opening the applications panel or from the Google widget. In any of these cases you only need to type the name of the app for it to appear among the suggestions.

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You can also delete the application from the phone, that you do not use or keep them hidden.

Organizing applications

Nowadays, users often have dozens of platforms for many daily tasks. One way to avoid wasting time looking for the one you need at a certain time is to create folders that group the apps depending on their use or type.

For example, it is useful to have all the social networks in a single folder, so that if you need to send a message or simply watch videos, you know that they are there. The same for requesting a car service, for banks, video games, streaming services, music, etc.

Creating these folders is simple. Just hold down the icon of an application and arrest it on another, so they will be grouped and the others can be added. The folder is left with a generic name, which can be changed by clicking on it and editing it.

Taking advantage of the home screen

Some people have their phone set up so that apps appear by swiping to the left or by accessing a home menu. But everyone has a home screen that you can take advantage of.

It is best to view this section as if it were the desktop of your computer. All frequently used applications should be there, such as social networks, browsers, music, mail or those that each user considers relevant. This will avoid the continuous search among the extensive list of installed platforms.

Hide or delete applications

There are apps that are used once a month or even installed, but we do not access them from their icon. In these cases, it is better to hide them so that they do not take up space. This feature is not available on all devices, so it should be checked in each case by pressing and holding the application icon.

The other alternative is to do a cleanup and delete all those platforms that are not needed. Going to Settings > Apps you will find the list of all installed apps and there you can filter the least used ones to delete them directly.

The latter will help to clear part of the phone’s storage memory, since these applications tend to generate cache that limits this section. In addition, to avoid vulnerability problems in case of any failure in the app, which is not updated for its little use.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.