How to make Android stop adding new app icons to your home screen

How to make Android stop adding new app icons to your home screen
Ever wondered how to stop freshly installed Android apps from invading your home screen with their icons? Back in the day, placing app shortcuts right on the home screen felt appropriate, because there wasn't much else to use it for. But it's 2015 now, and our Android devices are shipping with these gorgeous interfaces that stuff our homescreens full of widgets, smart cards, and toggles. Some of you would rather glance at their inviting colors and lively animations, or simply let their own preferred widgets occupy them, accompanied by the occasional app folder. 

If you can relate to this, then you probably want to stop Android from throwing app shortcuts on your homescreen like an enthusiastic monkey hurls an abundance of fruits at the gaping maw of a vegan shark.

Thankfully, turning automatic app shortcuts off is a very easy task that doesn't require any special tricks and procedures at all. We'll show you how to accomplish it right this second. Head to the slideshow below:

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8 Comments

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

'Back in the day, placing app shortcuts right on the home screen felt appropriate, because there wasn't much else to use it for'. I've been using 3rd party launchers since 2010 from Launcher Pro, Go Launcher (for 5 minutes), Holo Launcher & now Nova. I use the scrollable dock, so I've never had a need for app shortcuts right on the screen.

8. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

That's a clever way of doing things :)

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Maybe it's for people who actually want to learn things. Getting tired of you new people coming here and just complaining about everything because you already THINK you know it all.

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