How To Customize Home Screen – Android Lollipop

How To Customize Home Screen - Android Lollipop
How To Customize Home Screen - Android Lollipop

You can customize Home Screen through changing wallpapers, adding widgets, adjusting screen order, creating folders etc.

  • To change your wallpaper, add a widget, adjust Search settings, or change screen order, touch & hold the background of any Home screen.
  • You can have any number of Home screens to the right. To add a new screen, swipe to the rightmost screen and drag an app or widget to the right edge.
  • The screen to the left of the main Home screen is reserved for Google Now, and is available only when Google Now is turned on.
  • To create a folder, slide one icon quickly on top of another.
  • To name or rename a folder, open it and touch its name.

To change the wallpaper:

  • Touch & hold the background, then touch Wallpapers icon.
  • Swipe right to left to choose a wallpaper image. Or choose an image from your Photos, Downloads or Drive.

To add an app icon to a Home screen:

  • Go to the Home screen where you want to place the app.
  • Touch All Apps.
  • Swipe from right to left, if necessary, to find the app you want.
  • Touch & hold the app until the Home screen appears, slide it into place, and lift your finger.

To add a widget:

  • Touch & hold the background, then touch Widgets. On Nexus 4, 7, or 10, open All Apps > Widgets.
  • Swipe right to choose a widget, which provides a quick view or way to access information on your home screen, like a larger size clock or a view of information in your Google Play library.

To move an app or widget to another position:

  • Touch & hold the icon.
  • Slide your finger to the new position.
    • To move between Home screens, slide toward the edge of the screen.
    • To bump another icon out of the way, slide slowly into it.
  • Lift your finger.

Note: This guide will work on devices using Android 5.0 Lollipop or above; like Nexus 6, Nexus 9, etc.

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Amarnath Natarajan

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