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Android 8.1 home screen settings

Recently updated my Google Pixel to android 8.1 Oreo via OTA. In latest android 8.1 Oreo updates, you can see Google search bar at bottom screen, change theme using wallpaper, at a glance widget on home screen, recently opened apps, per app notification sound alert and more. But in this tutorial, I will show you android 8.1 home screen settings and customization.

In android 8.1 Oreo home screen settings, you can see notification dots, at a glance, add icon to home screen, display Google app, display app suggestion, allow home screen rotation and change icon shape in android 8.1 Oreo. Let see android 8.1 home screen settings.

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Android 8.1 Home screen settings you should know

There are several android 8.1 home screen customization settings available, let see one by one important settings. Follow below steps to open home screen settings on android 8.1 Oreo supported devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and more.

Step 1: Tap & hold the blank screen in your Pixel home screen

You’ll see wallpapers, widgets and home screen settings.


Android 8.1 home screen customization

Step 2: Tap on home settings

Android 8.1 Home screen settings

You can see above given list of several android 8.1 Oreo home screen customization settings in your device.

Notification dots:

Notification dots on android 8.1 Oreo

By default enable notification dots on android 8.1 Oreo. It will helpful to remember unread app notifications on your device. You can see dots icon on the app you missed read messages. Disable it if you don’t want to use.

More: How to use notification dots on android Oreo  

At a glance:

This is the new Android 8.1 Home screen settings. By default you can see day, date and time on home screen. Also enable/disable calendar events, upcoming flight information and traffic information on home screen.

Enable/disable at a glance on android 8.1 Oreo

Disable at a glance in android 8.1 Oreo

Tap & hold the blank screen > home settings > at a glance > Enable/disable events you want from list

Add icon to home screen:

Whenever install new app in your android 8.1 Oreo, that app icon add to home screen if enable add icon to home screen in your device. Disable it, if you don’t want to add new app icon to home screen.

Display Google app:

In your android 8.1 home screen, swipe screen right side to display Google app in your device. Here you can see your favorite topics latest news daily using Google customizes feed settings. Also search with Google, remove Google feed and enable/disable recent pages in your android 8.1 Oreo device.

Display Google app in your android 8.1

Enable/disable display Google apps from android 8.1 home screen

Tap & hold the blank screen > home settings > disable display Google app

Now swipe screen right side in your device, you can’t see Google app page.

Allow home screen rotation:

When your phone is rotated, your android 8.1 home screen rotated. Enable/disable home screen rotation in android 8.1 Oreo devices. Remember that home screen rotation and auto-rotate screen both is different.

Enable auto-rotate screen android 8.1 Oreo:

Settings > Display > Advanced > Auto-rotate screen

In this settings home screen not rotate when your rotate you android devices.

Change icon shape android 8.1 Oreo:

Change icon shape on android 8.1

By default set system icon shape in your device. You’ll choose from Square, Rounded square, Squircle and Teardrop icon shape.

And that’s it. Did you find this Android 8.1 Home screen settings helpful? Do you know any android 8.1 tips and tricks? Share with us in below comment box. Check out our other android Ore tips and tricks.

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