Samsung One UI allows you to lock your home screen layout

Samsung One UI allows you to lock your home screen layout
Who hasn't accidentally moved or outright deleted an icon on their home screen? It's not the biggest problem in the world, but it could be annoying when you have to find the app again and return restore its icon on the home screen.

Samsung is looking to combat this with a feature that locks the home screen layout, restricting items from being moved around or deleted. On phones running the Android Pie-based Samsung One UI, users can now enable the "Lock Home screen layout" setting to prevent such accidents from happening.

If you are lucky enough to be running the latest iteration of Samsung's Android skin, you can enable the feature under Settings > Display > Home screen. Although this is something that users of third-party Android launchers have been enjoying for years, it's still good to see a major phone maker implement it into its default launcher. 

Samsung One UI allows you to lock your home screen layout

Go to Settings > Display > Home screen and enable "Lock Home screen layout"

As SamMobile notes, the "Lock Home screen layout" setting is currently available to beta testers of Samsung One UI, though it should be ready for prime time when the stable version of Android Pie starts rolling out to all users.


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10 Comments

1. Dr.SamX

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Remember the good old days of Touchwiz? :-) You had a phone with super fast hardware and it lagged like a five year old low-end phone.

7. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Your point?

2. Junito

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Nova launcher has had this functionality several years in the making now.

3. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

And? Who cares?

8. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

So have they already had this feature or is it several years in the making, cause there's a difference.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nova implementation sucks because you can't get your quick actions. At least not from the lead app in a shuttered folder.

4. Fred3

Posts: 389; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I always some how delete my home icons in my sleep. This will help lol

5. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 102; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Lol, me too

6. cncrim

Posts: 1571; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Long way for this one.

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