Anna Camp & 13 Other Stars Let Us Peek Inside Their iPhones

In the early 2000s, everyone wanted to know what J.Lo kept in her Louis Vuitton bag and Jennifer Aniston kept in her Burberry clutch. Usually, some assortment of gum, lipstick, makeup blotters, mirrors, and phones was involved.

While celebs' bags are certainly no less relevant today, what's inside them isn't the best way to understand how your favorite stars pack everything into 24 hours and make all of their Instagram posts look flawless. After all, think about what's most important to have when you're leaving the apartment. Is it your bag or your phone?

We'd argue the latter. Nowadays, you can learn far more about someone by what's on their phone than by the contents of their clutch. You see what they're listening to and reading, the photos they've taken (and how they edit them), and how they're planning their next vacation. With that in mind, we asked 14 top celebs and influencers, including Anna Camp and Shay Mitchell, to spill the details on what's on their phones. Ahead, screenshots of their actual homescreens and why certain apps earned coveted spots.
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Anna Camp

In 2017, the Pitch Perfect actress will star in the franchise's third film. Note the adorable background on her homescreen: She married Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin in September.
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Anna Camp

"I'm a big Postmates girl. I love that you can randomly get an amazing dinner sent to you, or if you need deodorant and can't leave your house, you can have someone go pick up deodorant for you. I recently was in Washington, D.C., and I forgot my face wash and a Postmate went to Sephora and picked up my face wash for me."
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Skylar Astin

Next year, Astin will star in Speech & Debate with Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda. Like his wife's, his background is an adorable wedding photo. (And for anyone looking to gift Astin and Camp something for the holidays, take note of their wish list.)
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Skylar Astin

"I'm big on the Podcasts app — just the regular old iPhone Podcasts app. These days, [I like to listen to] Radiolab and there's this really cool one called Wrongful Conviction that's aligned with the Innocence Project. It's kind of dark, but it's almost like a mystery kind of a podcast."
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Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars actress' homescreen is a mix of educational and foodie apps. No secret-keeping here.
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Shay Mitchell

"I have been exploring cities to find the best secret menu items for years with my friend Lawrence, so the Off the Menu app is a must for a foodie like me.

"I like Texture because when I’m flying or just waiting on set, I no longer need to bring a bunch of magazines with me! There is access to 200-plus magazines at my fingertips. It's perfect!

"[I use] Word of the Day because I love adding to my vocabulary in such an easy way. And then, when I use it in a sentence later that day… I mean, bonus!

"Considering I would love to have a home in Italy one day, Duolingo is key in learning how to speak the language. A little quiz each day keeps me sharp."
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Guy Fieri

The restaurateur and TV host, known for his absurd quotes, has a surprising homescreen: There are no food apps. Instead, plenty of apps for taking on the great outdoors. Diners, drive-ins, and...hikes?
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Guy Fieri

"I’ve currently got a photo of our little dog Rockstar on my homescreen. He passed on a few months ago and he’s definitely missed around the house.

"I’m a big outdoors guy so I have [Earthmate], a GPS app for when we go hiking.

"I’m really into WhatsApp for staying in touch with friends all over the word. I use Shazam and Pandora for finding new music.

"My all-time favorite app on my phone is Sonos. It’s the best speaker system out there, and I can control my music from anywhere in the house."
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Jamie Chung

If you haven't already checked out the actress' blog, What the Chung, bookmark it stat. For extra inspiration on the regular, add some of her apps to your homescreen.
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Jamie Chung

"I use Yelp a ton because I'm big on reading reviews on restaurants and businesses. The businesses that I really believe in, I try to give good feedback because I want other people to go there."
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Jamie Chung

"I listen to music on Pandora and iTunes. I love audiobooks. I just subscribed to Audible. I just got into The Generation Why; it solves mysteries. But it's pretty dark, so I have to offset that with something more upbeat, so I listen to Stuff You Missed In History Class, too."
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Rebecca Minkoff

The designer offers up style ideas — and has some of the prettiest iPhone accessories around.
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Rebecca Minkoff

"I have Insta and Snap because they are my most checked apps, Flipboard to stay up-to-date on business and tech news, Zara for my kids as I always need more basics for them as they are growing so fast, Vogue Runway for all my fashion, photos, and camera so I can constantly be taking pictures of what inspires me and stay in touch with my team on my inspo. And mail, of course (yes, I am way behind!)."
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Harry Shum Jr.

Shum wowed us with his dance skills and singing chops on Glee. Nowadays, catch him on YouTube Red's Single by 30.
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Harry Shum Jr.

"I have Google Maps so I can always find the nearest In-N-Out.

"FiLMic Pro gives me that 24fps glory that the iPhone camera app lacks. I want videos of my dog to look cinematic.

"Yelp feeds my obsession of reading reviews of other people's obsession with food.

"Notability is a great app to brainstorm, take notes, break down my scripts, and reflect on my Snapchat posts. Which brings me to Snapchat. It is great to see bits of my awkward life in rectangular shape that is heightened with colorful emojis.

"[I use] Hue to remotely control my lights and startle my wife by flickering them on and off while she watches Stranger Things.

"Sonos is awesome because it unifies my speaker system throughout my house, which allows me to seamlessly dance to my own version of 'Chandelier' without skipping a beat.

"And YouTube, because you should use it to watch this amazing show that will change your life called Single by 30."
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Brit Morin

Morin is the CEO of Brit + Co., the lifestyle site that changed the DIY game and turned all of us into creators. (We recommend checking out her current tutorial for making an Urban Outfitters-inspired velvet top.)
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Brit Morin

"[I have] VSCO because I love editing photos and turning my own work into something even more amazing, especially photos of my kids!

"Path was my husband's first company. We use it to share photos and messages with our family and best friends.

"I love using our Brit + Co app, not only to keep up with what we're doing, but also to stay creative in my own life. We have an incredibly innovative content team that's always coming up with new ideas and I think it's important to practice what you preach."
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Kristin Ess

The beauty influencer and celeb hairstylist and colorist has worked on the gorgeous locks of everyone from Lauren Conrad and Lucy Hale to Debby Ryan and Jenna Dewan Tatum.
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Kristin Ess

"My whole phone is color-coded. I always find myself looking for the red Pinterest icon or the yellow Bumble icon, so it just makes it way easier.

"I love Postmates because it replaces an assistant running out to get lunch. It's quicker because the Postmate is usually near the place you order from already, costs less depending on how much you pay your assistants, and sometimes you just don't wanna get out of bed to go somewhere.

"I am obsessed [with Amazon] and I get multiple boxes per day. If only they had a box [and] cardboard pickup service as well. Ugh.

"Think Dirty rates your beauty products based on their ingredients. There's a scanner that you can use for the barcodes.

"I love that I can order ahead from Target and have bags waiting for me there. Keeps me from impulse-buying everything. Plus the collaborations they do are my favorites. I get lots of office, interior, and special collections of clothing on here without having to leave the house!

"I'm very into meditation right now. Headspace was made for the millennial who has a hard time slowing down."
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Jaclyn Johnson

Johnson, an L.A.-based influencer, was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for founding Create & Cultivate. The conference series is a must go-to for any female millennial entrepreneur.
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Jaclyn Johnson

"I organize things in order of importance. My second screen rarely gets used.

"Snapseed is the best photo editing app out there — get your grid right!

"[I have] Nest so I can spy on my pup at home and Dropbox because I live and die by the box.

"[I use] Drybar, especially when traveling.

"MikMak is a very addicting way of shopping.

"And Create & Cultivate, the offline conference series and online movement for female entrepreneurs."
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Katia Beauchamp

Beauchamp is the cofounder of Birchbox, the beauty-subscription service that changed how we try and buy everything from Benefit mascara to Clinique Chubby Sticks.
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Katia Beauchamp

"I use the meditation app Omvana every day, whenever I can steal seven minutes. Sometimes I hop into a 'phone booth' in our office, sometimes I use it in the car, and sometimes I'll even do it with someone at work if I see that he or she looks stressed out.

"I use our Birchbox app for everything I order. Lately it's been a lot of holiday gifts, plus a few GlamGlow masks and fancy eye creams for me.

"I'm constantly on the Nest app since I use it as a baby monitor for my twin toddlers.

"Instagram, Uber, and Evernote are all in my daily rotation. I've been really into Instagram Stories lately!

"I don't even listen to music anymore because there are so many podcasts I'm into right now. My current favorites are Reply All, Planet Money, 99% Invisible, and Homecoming."
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Taylor Sterling

Sterling is the power influencer behind lifestyle site Glitter Guide. If you haven't tried her cozy spiced holiday latte, what are you waiting for?
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Taylor Sterling

"I'm right-handed and like to have the apps that I use a lot on the right side of the homescreen so they are super-easy to tap. Things like Clock, Google Calendar, Waze, Glitter Guide's website, Instagram, and Camera are used a lot so they are on the outer right of the screen.

"I have to have my photo editing apps, Afterlight and VSCO, on my homescreen since I am using those all the time to improve pictures for social media.

"You'll notice that my App Store has one update alert. I'm refusing to update VSCO since they took away their beautiful grid in their new update and I use mine religiously. So that alert will be there until I accidentally update it someday.

"Being a mom of a toddler and a baby means I'm ordering things off Amazon on the daily, so that app is super convenient, albeit dangerous for my wallet.

"I have a Percentages app for when I need some help with tipping.

"The Pinterest app is great for when I'm bored standing in lines or need to access recipes while at the grocery store.

"I recently took my email app off the homescreen since when I'm away from work I'm trying to be on my phone less and seeing the email alerts on the homescreen can be distracting. We will see how long it lasts!"
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Courtney Kerr

The top influencer's blog "What Courtney Wore" transitioned into KERRently, a guide to all things style, travel, and beauty.
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Courtney Kerr

"After hiring a team to work for KERRently, we realized that we needed an app that allowed us to source multiple calendars at once. TeamUp was an answer to that solution, allowing my entire team to have access to our site's editorial calendar, our social media calendar, travel schedules, event calendars, and, to my dismay, my personal calendar.

"Another app I use way too much is the Samsung Camera App! This year my team invested in a Samsung Wi-Fi camera that has changed our entire way of looking at capturing photos. When using this camera, mixed with the app, we can immediately sync the pictures we take on the camera to our phones, then upload them our social channels. Talk about having it all!

"And I can't go without mentioning Lettercraft. For some people it's Candy Crush or Angry Birds, but this game is so addicting."
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Courtney Kerr

"[My background is a picture of my rescue pitbull, Fancy. Three years ago I met her and she changed my life. She was a fight dog and so I feel such a responsibility to show her love and kindness every second I have with her. This picture reminds me to show love and light no matter where I am."
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Courtney Kerr

"My lock screen image: Toothpaste? Well, yes this is another reminder for me. I heard a story once that a mother asked a child to squeeze all the toothpaste out of a tube and then try to put the toothpaste back in. The child cried and began to panic, knowing they couldn't. This activity was a reminder that you can never get your actions back or take your words back, and then most beneficial things in life are utilized the greatest when they are squeezed out in appropriate quantities."
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Erica Domesek

Domesek revolutionized all things DIY when she first launched her lifestyle blog, P.S. — I Made This... Her crafting expertise is sought out on TV, where she's appeared on everything from Today to E! News.
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Erica Domesek

"When you live in L.A., Waze is really your best friend. I didn't understand how valuable this was. This lives in the Travel folder.

"Dropbox lives in the 'Huhhhh' folder. It was a typo years ago, and I never changed the name, because I thought it was funny. It's the little things!

"If theres one shopping app to be addicted to, it should be Amazon. Anything and everything at your fingertips makes life easy and efficient.

"When you travel and are constantly on the go, having [the Turboscan] app to scan and 'fax' documents is super-helpful!"
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