Questions tagged [home-screen]

The home-screen is what you usually get to see first after unlocking your fresh started device, where your widgets etc. are placed, and where all activity usually starts.

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Notification bar content and scroll down

When I swipe the notification bar down, I get a bunch of "items", roughly one for each notification (email, weather, news &c). How are these items called? How do I control their ...
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Change search engine in search bar on home screen on Android 11?

When I set up my new phone (Fairphone 4) with Android 11 I selected Duckduckgo as search engine. This is now used in the bottom search bar on the home screen. Now I can't find the place in the ...
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How can I disable app drawer in Android 12?

I’m on a Samsung S20 5G, Android 12 (just moved to this phone). On my old phone which ran android 8.1 (I don’t remember the exact model, but it was a phone from Huawei), In the Display settings I ...
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What is this weird app on the homescreen of ColorOS 11? Is this a malware?

My device is an Oppo F11 Pro that I bought in 2019 and it has ColorOS 11.1 / Android 11. Recently, this weird app popped out on my phone. I tried to remove it, but when I tap on it, it says that it ...
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What is this unknown app on Oppo running Android 11? [duplicate]

This app just popped up on my Oppo A74 running Android version 11 and I can't open it, and it doesn't have a name. I haven't downloaded anything today, and this app only came a few hours ago, so ...
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Rearrange homescreens on Pixel 5, Android 12

I want to rearrange my homescreens on Google Pixel 5, Android 12 stock, Pixel Launcher. Since Android P, it is not possible anymore to rearrange homescreens with vanilla launcher: Google has removed ...
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Folders organization in home screen not always shown

Currently using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. I Smart-Switch'ed from a Samsung J7 prime with Android 8, a couple of months ago. In my Android 8, I had app icons organized in folders, both in my Home ...
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Change icon shape and display [Android 11 Go edition]

Just bought a new Nokia C01 which runs Android 11 Go Edition. Settings > About phone > Android version has these details: Android version = 11 Kernel version = 4.14.193+ Build number = ...
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Wallpaper changer can no longer access/find home screen images on Samsung Galaxy A20/Android 11 to add to default album

Until recently, I was able to add one image at a time to the default album by (1) downloading image from Samsung Themes, (2) applying it to my home screen, (3) adding it to Wallpaper Changer's default ...
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Swipe left on home screen to show upday on Samsung A12

In my previous Samsung, when I swiped left it loaded upday news. I would like to get the same action on Samsung A12 with upday too. Tried to long-press home screen - settings, but there aren't apps to ...
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Need help adding specific Gmail inbox shortcuts to homescreen, tap & hold method only lists 5 of my 20 gmails

I know I tap and hold gmail and it pops up with the email address and then i drag that to my home screen. GOT IT.... the problem is i have like 20 different gmails. when I long press it only gives me ...
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Why does temperature disappear from At A Glance and the lock screen?

It disappeared out of the blue a few weeks ago. I searched the web and did a trick to make it reappear. It was shown for weeks and then suddenly disappeared again a few days ago. What causes this, a ...
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Disable swiping right on the home screen to Google news

I have a Samsung device running on Android 11. Swiping right on the home screen showing me some Google news propaganda. It is truly awful. It is just a bunch of hair-brained clickbait and lies. I ...
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Is home screen looping possible on a Moto X4?

I recently upgraded from my old LG X Power (on Nougat) to a slightly-less-old Moto X4 (running Pie). So far the only thing I like less about the new phone is that it does not have home screen looping ...
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How to have a wallpaper scroll completely or how to set the scroll length?

I have an AOSP Rom android 11 & nova launcher I have a wallpaper that contain 2 characters, one on the right (Romeo), one on the left (Juliet) I have 2 page on my home screen my phone resolution ...
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"Add widget" option not appearing on home screen

I would like to add a widget to my home screen. According to the official help page, I should touch and hold an empty space, and then tap "Widgets". However when I touch and hold an empty ...
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How to set Android home screen grid size to 6*6

I use Samsung Galaxy S9+, My home screen grid only allows till 5*6 grid. Is there any way to set customise grid layouts?
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How to remove "Bing" sign from Microsoft Launcher?

I would like to have my home screen as clean as possible. Is there a way to remove the "Bing" icon from Microsoft Launcher (bottom right corner)? I've deleted the search widget, fixed the ...
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Add Maps-URL to homescreen

How can I add a shortcut with this url to my Homescreen? https://maps.app.goo.gl/1234567 When I open this URL in Chrome, the Maps Application starts and shows the desired page/activity. But because of ...
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Get homescreen icons back to normal size

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 ...
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How can I remove the default wallpaper of a custom ROM?

Each time in my AOSP custom ROM, I change the default wallpaper for home and lock screen into another one, they get reset after a reboot. How can I remove these wallpapers from the system, so they can'...
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Create a widget that displays an activity from any app

I want to create a widget that will display an activity from another app (not something I built). For example, I want to have a widget that shows the stopwatch activity from the clock app. I am not ...
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Samsung Galaxy A21s

On my new Samsung Galaxy A21s I am trying to get it to open on the homepage every time I switch it on. Presently, if I am on gmail and switch it off, and then turn it on it goes back to gmail. What I ...
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How can I stop the status bar from hiding?

On my Samsung S10 with Nova as the main launcher, I'm noticing that for a few days now I don't have a status bar when on my home screen. The status bar is there when I'm working from inside any ...
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How can I have fewer, larger icons on the home screen?

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 ...
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Firefox’s “Add to Home Screen”, but different profiles & privacy

I have Firefox 68.9.0 on Android 8.1.0. Some websites allow one to add them to the home screen, a part of HTML5's Progressive Web App, and the website can then be viewed as if it's a real app, without ...
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Add multiple identical homescreen widgets on Realme devices

On my old phone (Android 8), I used home screen widgets to take notes on the screen, it’s very convenient. But on my new phone (Android 10, Realme 6 pro), I get the error message “widget added”. It ...
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of home screen

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10. I am trying to find a way to go to my default home screen (the first page of home screens) every time I unlock my phone. I tried MacroDroid and AutomateIt.
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Best way to back up home screen layout on Android?

I have a Motorola Android phone in which I have around 400 apps that I have put into folders and carefully chosen a layout which has taken me a long time. I want a way to back up this layout and ...
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How do I automatically add all existing apps to my home screen?

When I got my first smart phone years ago, there was no app drawer. Every app I had was represented as one button in one app menu, so I didn't have to look in two places if I couldn't find an app. To ...
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How do I backup my website homescreen shortcuts?

I have many websites which I constantly access thru my phone, but they aren't bookmarked on Google, they're just added to my homescreen as a web shortcut. Of course Windows is something else ...
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Work account disable automatic home screen shortcuts

(LG v30+ android 8.0.0, app drawer enabled) I found out how to use work accounts to get another version of apps without needing app cloner (I don't need the fancy things it does and it's kinda shady). ...
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Removing white transparent space caused by Google Search Bar on the home screen after disabling Google app

I would like to know how to remove this artifact of the Google Search Bar after disabling the Google app. Possibly there is a search bar toggle in settings somewhere?
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How to go to the App Screen when "Swipe down for notification panel" is on?

On my Galaxy Note 10, how do I quickly go to the App screen when I enabled "Swipe down for notification panel" in the Settings Menue?
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Switch "Google page" off on Android

I got Huawei P30 lite with Android 9. There is a page on the main screen (if you swipe right from Home) which looks like combination of Google assistant, search, news, weather etc.. What is it ...
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Can't add icons to home screen

I have an ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M, model P027) and I can't add any shortcut icon from the app drawer to the home screen by pressing and dragging. I know I used to have this option, but now something ...
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How to copy folder and website shortcuts from device to device (on many devices)

I work for a company that purchases 100+ customized tablets, that are then given to a client when he buys a product. Instead of a brochure, the client walks away with this customized (cheap) tablet, ...
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 ("Pie")

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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I am unable to unlock home screen on Android Pie

I've just updated my phone to Android Pie. While booting, I typed in my password PIN, and it unlocked to go to the home screen. There when I type the same password, a "Wrong Password" error is being ...
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

Most of the apps will rotate when I turn my device. So does the screen on my tablet. However, on the phone (Galaxy 9), that doesn't happen, making usage in horizontal mode a bit awkward. Is it ...
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Prevent homescreen/desktop from showing before my start-up app?

I have this bootup app that listens to the system boot up event and will launch on system start up (pardon the verbosity). Problem is, the system will stubbornly show the homescreen (or a static ...
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How to check which app changes home background image

The background of my homescreen keeps changing and I do not know what causes it. I can change the background manually, but after a certain moment of time it just changes automatically to another ...
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Will "deleting" an icon from the home-screen only delete the icon, or also uninstall the app?

I want to remove the icon for McAfee Security, without uninstalling the application. I long-press and drag the McAfee icon, but there's only "delete" option at the top of the screen: Then, there's a ...
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How to set default Home screen on Nougat/7.1.1?

It's driving me crazy. On a Moto G5s Plus (with Android 7.1.1) how do I set the screen I want as the default one, so that is shown when I press the Home button? At the moment the left-most screen (...
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Why are homescreen icons bouncing?

My wife and I just got new Essential phones running Android 9 (Pie.) On my wife's phone, the docked toolbar icons at the bottom of the homescreen bounce every few seconds, as if they're asking for ...
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Reduce space between icons on home screen without changing icon size

I would like to reduce the space between the app-icons on my home screen without changing their size, so that I could fit more icons on one screen. The size of text or buttons in menus should not be ...
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Remove badge (notification count) on home application icons

How is it possible to disable the "unread notifications count" on app icons, like the Facebook icon here? I have an Android 5.0.2 (not rooted) on a Samsung A3 2015. PS: I have already done this: ...
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Always open to Android Home Page?

On Android devices, is there a way to always default to the "home page" of apps when you open the phone? On the Android phone, the user can make multiple "app pages" that contain app shortcuts. There ...
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scroll the background farther than half the picture

Is there a way to let android scroll 1080px through the wallpaper to show one of the pictures every page instead of half of the picture?(https://imgur.com/Jg6fNQ1) I want every page to be a different ...
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