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On iOS, "Reset Home Screen Layout" auto-arranges your application icons. Is there an equivalent for this on my Nexus 7 Android tablet? Right now my icons across several screens.

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  • Are you asking about re-arranging the home screen icons, or resetting the home screen's items to default settings? – Chahk Oct 17 '12 at 20:55
  • @Chahk I would like to know how to reset the home screen's layout to default settings. – Frank Oct 17 '12 at 21:50
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Go to Settings->Apps, swipe to All, scroll and press Launcher, then select Clear data.

Your home screen is as good as new :)

UPDATE: As suggested by Chahk below, a good way to avoid cluttering your homescreen is by going to the Play Store then going to Menu -> Settings and un-checking the Auto-add widgets option.

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    Worth adding that you can disable auto-creating of shortcuts for newly installed apps by opening Play Store then going to Menu --> Settings and un-checking the Auto-add widgets option. – Chahk Oct 17 '12 at 23:10
  • @rnh16 I would never have known to do this but it does work as a "factory reset" of the home screen. – Frank Oct 17 '12 at 23:10
  • Frank, glad I could help :) - @Chahk, added, thanks for the suggestion! – Raghd Hamzeh Oct 18 '12 at 4:46
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On newer devices/OS versions (i.e. Nexus 5X), try going into Google App instead of Launcher, select Storage, Manage Space, CLEAR LAUNCHER DATA.

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