I am using Micromax Canvas 2 A110 with Android ICS 4.0.4. I installed few apps which are sorted randomly (or maybe alphabetically). I want to arrange the icons on the app menu manually. i.e. set frequently used apps on one page, games on second page and so on... I could not find any option to re-arrange them manually.

So, how do I arrange the icons manually in the app menu (app drawer)? I want to do this on ICS's default launcher (not third party launcher).

PS: This question is for auto arrange while I want manually.

  • I guess you're talking about the "app drawer" of your home screen? In this case, the "how to" would very much depend on the Launcher (homescreen app) used. E.g. with GO Launcher EX you could even create folders there, other launchers may have different features. So you could either try out different launchers -- or at least add the one you use to your question. (and no, "arrange" will not be a good tag)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 13:00
  • @Izzy - Hello, I am talking about Menu screen not about Home screen. for Android's default (built-in) launcher.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 13:35
  • ...set frequently used apps on one page, games on second page and so on... Exact way I'm doing. See the answer :)
    – Sid
    Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 14:36

2 Answers 2


Well, As @ Izzy said, it is the app drawer. That's the place where all your installed app icons shown.

App Drawer

So, about your problem, there are two ways you can solve it. You can either go to a third party app like Izzy said or customize your stock app drawer (which comes originally with your phone.

GO Launcher EX, AppDrawer (MIUI App Drawer) and Color App Drawer PRO are good apps.

On the other hand you can find the sort icon in your app drawer (the green arrow) and select Own order. With that, you can arrange your app icons as you wish. You are allowed any number of drawer shelves (pages in the app drawer).

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    Are you sure that the "Own Order" is part of the stock android launcher, and not something that is added to your sony model? Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 17:12
  • @RyanConrad - Exactly. I could not find such options. :(
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 3:20
  • Well, you have to use apps as suggested then. :)
    – Sid
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 3:40
  • @Sid - Which version of Android is this? Is this built-in android launcher (com.android.launcher)
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 10:03
  • this is the stock app drawer on Xperia S running ICS. Cannot get to apps since I'm not rooted.
    – Sid
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 11:39

Using Android 4.1.x- Go to the all apps screen(not the home screen). Hit the menu button and choose "edit". Press and hold the application icon you wish to relocate/edit/rearrange. Dragging the icon to the extreme right or left sides of the screen switch to the next/previous tiles.

Hope this helps :o)

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