My dad's phone (google pixel 4a, latest android version) seems to have changed the size of the icons on the home screen while in his pocket. Is it somehow possible to get this back to normal?

We have so far tried the following things:

  • check display & font size in the accessibility menu is set to default
  • there is no option to customize the icon size by holding an empty spot in the screen (only the ability to switch the launcher)
  • we weren't able to find an option to change the grid layout on the home screen

There is no custom theme/home screen/launcher installed


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    The device is a google pixel 4a using the latest version of android Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 18:05
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    Long press on the empty space on home screen and choose Grid. Change it to 5x5. For help, see xda-developers.com/…
    – Firelord
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 18:10
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    Check if magnification is enabled under accessibility settings
    – beeshyams
    Commented Feb 28, 2021 at 1:19
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    On my Pixel 3a, assuming the launcher app is still the stock Pixel Launcher, I just replicated the issue by long-pressing the empty space on the home screen, choosing "Styles & wallpapers" (alternatively, accessible from Settings-Display), selecting "Grid", choosing "2x2", then pressing the checkmark on the bottom right. But I'd be surprised if it was done accidentally...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Feb 28, 2021 at 12:16
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    @AndrewT. Thank you for replecating the issue. This may sound really stupid. Even so I am using the same Smartphone and version I am unable to find it. Here is a recoding of me going through the menus. Commented Feb 28, 2021 at 13:07


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