I am helping an older relative transfer data to a replacement phone. Both the old and new phones are Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipses. Here's a screenshot I took of the original phone home screen. Note the top row appears to be a width of 4 grid slots, and the next two rows have 3 apps each: enter image description here

This is desirable for both the large icons and to avoid information overload. It's obviously possible, but looking through the settings I only see 4x4, 4x5 and 5x5 settings for the grid layout. How can I replicate the previous layout?

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    Samsung devices have a screen layout called "Easy Mode". I don't believe it is new, and may be standard across their devices. I have seen it on at least the ones I have used in the past few years. Look for it under the Display settings.
    – wbogacz
    Jul 16, 2020 at 16:30
  • @wbogacz, that's it! I just posted an answer using your suggestion, but if you want to post one of your own I'll delete mine and give you the reputation. Jul 16, 2020 at 16:36
  • Your self-answer is OK by me.
    – wbogacz
    Jul 16, 2020 at 20:12

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The answer is Easy Mode, accessible through Settings -> Display. I had assumed that Easy Mode meant "hide advanced settings" but it actually means "Make big icons and use a default home screen layout".

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