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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Access permission to organize the icons in the home screen [closed]

I have a use case currently, where I need to access the Home screen layout from the Android Operating System level. Specifically what I need is the ability to, Access the placing of the icons in the ...
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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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Hide app off homescreen

How do I hide my app in the app drawer without changing my launcher? I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. Thereis no option whatsoever in the settings to hide the apps. Thanks in advance.
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Sometimes on home screen I need to tap app button twice for it to launch

I have a rooted Galaxy phone with Oneui 3.0. I have installed Nova launcher and set it as the default launcher. Sometimes on my home screen I need to tap the app twice to launch it. For example I like ...
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Honor 10 swipe problem

Husband’s honor 10 will not swipe in any direction and we can hear faint voice instructions. The phone has not been dropped or damaged.
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missing labels on home icons

On my new S10e, I have 4 icons on the bottom of the home screen. When I rotate the phone to horizontal, each icon shows its text (example: contacts), but those labels disappear when in vertical mode. ...
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Is it safe to disable Pixel Ambient Services?

Recently my Pixel 2 has been unable to turn the backlight on at the lock screen (also home screen if I directly unlock using fingerprint). I had to retry locking and unlocking at least 20 times before ...
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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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Homescreen swiping bounce on android 11

Just upgraded my pixel to android 11 and now when I swipe left to go to the next screen with apps on the screen swipes but then it does a slight double bounce before finally settling is there a way to ...
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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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Remove Google Search Bar from LG W10 Alpha running Android 9

I have a LG W10 Alpha running Android 9. I think it's close to stock Android. I tried various suggested ways to remove the search bar on the home screen but none of them seem to work. Go to Apps ->...
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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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Unlocking galaxy s10 to homescreen

I am trying to find a way to go to my default homescreen (the first page of homescreens) everytime i unlock my phone I am using a samsung galaxy s10 I tried macrodroid with screen unlocked -->...
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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 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 is ...
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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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Multiple playlist widgets

I am using the default playlist widget on my home screen. I would like a way to have multiple playlists on the home screen as oppose to trying to select it each time from the music app. However ...
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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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Restore Firefox icon removed by mistake from the screen

I don't know how I did removed the firefox app icon from the main scren How can I restore it? My phone is using Android 5.1 and it is a TPLink Neffos C5 Edit: The icon is not present in the app ...
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What do the lines behind icons mean? How to remove?

On a LG G5, I see that the icons of apps are often shown with some added lined symbols behind it, which are not part of the icons design itself. There are squares, triangles, variants of mirrored ...
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Stop Adding Home Screens on App Install

I do not want to turn off new icons being added to the Home Screen. Instead there is a problem where my tablet will keep adding new Home Screens. It's curious, because there is plenty of space for ...
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Newly installed apps creates multiple app icons

My phone is Panasonic P66 Mega with android lollipop version. When I install a new app from play store or connect to an app with an email, multiple app icons are being created on the screen, which ...
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My Aristo Android 7.0 does not have a clock widget

I've followed every link I could find in the last 75 minutes. Nobody addresses the real issue I am having. Every one of them tells me how to get to the widgets list, that I should select the clock ...
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how to configure number of app-icons panels?

I just got a new Moto Z2 Play with Android 7.1.1 There's only two app-icons panels ( the panels that appear when you swipe the home screen left or right to view additional icons ). On my Moto Z Play ...

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