Device: Nexus 7 2013
Android: 4.3

How do I delete a desktop home screen on Nexus 7 2013? I tried everything: pinch zooming, double tap, etc. Nothing seems to work.

  • 1
    What page are you talking about? Browser page?
    – geffchang
    Aug 3, 2013 at 7:38
  • Sorry, I meant just an empty home screen' with no icons
    – Matt
    Aug 3, 2013 at 18:36
  • 2
    Try a different launcher?
    – t0mm13b
    Aug 3, 2013 at 22:34
  • Rephrased the question. This can be reopened now.
    – geffchang
    Aug 4, 2013 at 5:08

2 Answers 2


When I had the original Nexus 7 (now dead), there was no way to delete a page from the homescreen. So, I'm not surprised the Nexus 7 v2 still doesn't have this feature.

On the original Nexus 7, I flashed the CyanogenMod ROM, which uses the Trebuchet launcher. This launcher had the feature to delete a page from the homescreen.

If flashing a new ROM is overkill, you can install a new launcher, as t0mm13b suggested. I personally use Nova Launcher on my Samsung Galaxy S4, which lets me delete a home screen by launching Nova Settings from the home screen (via left soft key), and going to Desktop > Home Screens.


I've switched to Nova Launcher on my devices so that I can have more control over the layout and number of screens.

ADW, Apex and Nova (and others) have free versions you can try. Nova will even import your current layout so you don't have to reconfigure. I think Apex may offer that option as well.

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