I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S6 and recently updated to Android 6. Now in every folder on my home screen, I have this "plus" icon

which is meant to select apps to add to the folder instead of having to drag them in one by one.

How can I remove this? I haven't changed the UI from default.


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This is the new default functionality of Samsung firmware on Android 6.0, a.k.a Marshmallow.

If this really bothers you, you can always download one of the 3rd-party launcher replacement apps and set it as default.

  • Can you be more specific? I don't know what flashing is but I'm pretty sure I haven't touched the stock firmware. What is a go launcher?
    – heidi
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 13:42
  • if you havent touch the stock firmware, forget what i said about flashing the phone. Go launcher is an user interface for your phone, you can download it from playstore. for example:samsung has touchwiz which moslty everyone hates, so they use launchers, try it, it may help :)
    – Tarinder
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 13:50
  • It's still got the plus icon.
    – heidi
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 14:02

Rename the folder to "Google" and the plus will disappear. Then you can rename the folder to whatever you like and it won't come back.

Update: turns out this doesn't work anymore after you restart the device.

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    Commented Jul 3, 2016 at 7:49

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