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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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Change Samsung One UI Home Font Size

How can I change the font size or widget font size of One UI Home? I was trying Theme Park from GoodLock and when I applied the theme I made, it decreased the font size of all home elements, widgets, ...
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Website shortcuts on the homescreen are gone on Android 11 - how to restore them?

I lost all my website shortcuts on the homescreen on Android 11. I didn't know of this bug due to which all web shortcuts on Android can suddenly disappear at any time. How to get the shortcuts or the ...
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HyperOS: how to turn off home screen app open/close animations?

In the Home screen settings, I have only animation speed adjustment, but there's no turning animations off completely. Maybe some other setting? In developer options I've turned all animations (...
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Unresponsive Screen

How do I deal with a frozen or unresponsive screen on my Android phone? I have tried restarting the phone multiple times, but the issue persists.
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In LineageOS, how to remove the redundant navigation bar line?

I flashed NikGApps on LineageOS 20 on my Samsung Tab S6 Lite, with Pixel Launcher replacing Trebuchet. I get double lines in the navigation bar. The upper larger line seems to come from Google Pixel ...
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Home screen malfunctioned, unable to tap or open any app

Phone (Make, Model): Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro Android Version / ROM Name: Android 9 Root: No Unlocked Bootloader: No Issue: While I was browsing on Kiwi Browser as always and changing between apps, ...
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Download apps from Play Store to a designated folder on desktop

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to test a set of note-taking apps. In order to do this, I need to search and download them from Google Play. However, they will be hard to ...
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How can I configure the One UI Home app so that I can scroll down and up all the installed apps and have the first letter of the app on the right side

I use a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with Android 13 and One UI 5.1. On my iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15, I can scroll up and down through all the installed apps and have the first letter of each app ...
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Remove app icon from home screen on Redmi Note 10, MIUI 14

I want to remove the YouTube app icon but Android doesn't let me (apps in settings only mentioned uninstalling all updates) since it's a default app. I can only uninstall apps which I've downloaded. ...
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Cannot set my APK MainActivity as the Home Activity via ADB [closed]

I am using one these AndroidTV 11.0 S905W2 boxes from Amazon and I could not make my APK the Home Activity via ADB.exe I am using the following adb command via WiFi as connecting via a USB cable to my ...
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Remove Samsung Daily screen

The Samsung Daily screen was automatically added to my home screens. It appears when I scroll one step extra to the left. That happens sometimes and I do not wish this information to come up. From ...
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What's the difference between two-layer and one-layer mode on Asus Zenfone home screen?

On my Asus Zenfone 8 running Android 13, there is an option to set my home screen layout to two-layer mode or one-layer mode. (Accessed by long pressing empty space on home screen, then selecting ...
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How can I create a home screen bookmark that opens to the correct page in the LinkedIn app?

I have saved a bookmark to https://www.linkedin.com/my-items/saved-posts/ to my Android home screen. Clicking the icon opens that page in Brave. How can I instead create a home screen bookmark that ...
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Why do I not have a widget button on my phone? [duplicate]

I have a Cricket phone and it is called U319AA. For some reason, when I hold down on my phone's home screen, the only buttons that pop up are home settings and wallpapers. This is a picture of my ...
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Place all app icons on one home screen instead of two on Redmi Note 10 (MIUI)

I just switched from Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 to the Note 10. I haven't started installing apps on the 10, but already the home screen is split into 2 pages. On my old phone, everything was on one screen. ...
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Why aren't website shortcuts on home screen available across multiple launchers on Android?

On a Moto (G60) smartphone running Android (12), I have two launchers installed. The first is the default Motorola app that comes preinstalled, called Moto App Launcher (12), and the second is called ...
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Floating Icon on Home - What is this called?

My volume keys are dead because of some of my stupid mistakes. So I have downloaded a Volume button assist app, that always displays + and - buttons that simulate the volume button behaviour. I ...
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Can I create link to a page in the home screen?

I'd like to have several collections of apps but also widgets. Problem is widgets can't be in folders. But, could I just link to another page of the home screen? Thus each page would be my unit of ...
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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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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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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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"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 6x6?

I use a Samsung Galaxy S9+. My home screen grid only allows till 5x6 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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