Reorganize your Android Home Screen with these easy steps

We download a lot of apps onto our smartphones. After a while, however, your screen starts to get super cluttered and it becomes more and more difficult to find the apps that you use regularly. Androids make it super easy to clean up your screens by deleting apps and giving your Home Screen a whole new look.

Why should I tweak my Home Screen?

You do not have to stick to the default that your Android gives you. The best thing about smartphones is that they are customizable. If you have lots of apps on your Android and want to organize them better, you can change the size of your app grid so that all your apps can fit better.

Or if you want to replace the launcher (the app that displays your home screen, widgets, and app drawer), you can do that too. The possibilities are endless, and they all lie within your Home Screen Settings.

How to tweak your Home Screen settings on your Android

  • Long-press on a blank area of your home screen
  • Select Settings
  • Select Home Screen
  • A list of settings will appear that you can change on your Home Screen

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Here are 5 things you can change on your Home Screen settings:

1. How to change the size of your app grid

  • Long-press on a blank area of your home screen
  • Select Settings 
  • Select Home Screen
  • Select Desktop grid to adjust how you want your Home Screen to look
  • Select Icon size to adjust how big or small you want your apps to be

2. How to add or remove Home Screen pages

You can have multiple Home Screen pages on your Android, or you can have just one or two with everything you need. Here are the steps to add or remove a Home Screen.

  • Tap and hold a Home Screen page. The pages will now appear in form of cards
  • Swipe right and left to see if there is a blank page that has no apps. It could also be a page that has apps that you don’t need at all
  • To delete a page you don’t need, click the trash bin icon
  • If you want to add a page, keep swiping until you reach the end of the pages you have, and click the + icon

3. How to customize widgets

An Android will come with default widgets, however, you can also add widgets to your Home Screen by following these steps.

  • Long-press on a blank area of your home screen
  • Select Settings 
  • Select Home Screen
  • Select Widgets 
  • Tap the widget you want and drag it to a blank space on your Home Screen

4. How to add app shortcuts to your Android

  • Open the App drawer 
  • Tap and hold the app you wish to add to the Home Screen
  • Tap Add to Home or drag it to the Home Screen 

5. How to delete apps from your Android

If your Android is overcrowded with apps you haven’t used in months or even years, you should go through all of them and delete the ones you no longer need. Keep in mind that the apps you’re not using are only taking up precious storage space that could be used for apps you spend more time on.

Plus, these apps also likely have access to the information that you are permitted to use once you first launched the app. Here’s how to delete an app from your Android.

  • Open the Google Play Store app
  • At the top right, tap the Profile icon
  • Tap Manage apps & devices
  • Tap Manage
  • Tap the name of the app you want to delete
  • Tap Uninstall

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Final thoughts

So, with just a few tweaks to your Home Screen settings on your Android, you can easily declutter your screen, customize your app grid, add or remove pages, customize widgets, add app shortcuts, and delete unused apps, giving your Home Screen a whole new look and improving your overall smartphone experience.

Do you have any other suggestions for customizing your Home Screen on your Android? Let us know below.

 

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