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Android Pie home screen settings

Here’s how to customize android Pie home screen settings. In android 9 Pie home screen settings, you can see notification dots, At a glance, all new app icon to home screen, display Google app, Suggestion, home screen rotation and change icon shape. Let see complete guide to change android Pie home screen settings.

Android 9 Pie has several new features such as multitasking gestures, Adaptive battery & Adaptive brightness, Display cutout (Notch), App action, Digital Wellbeing beta for Pixel, Lock down and more. But in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to customize android Pie home screen settings.

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How to change android Pie home screen settings

By default set several home screen settings on android Pie 9.0 device. You’ll customize android 9 Pie home screen settings using below given settings.

Step 1: Long press on the blank screen in your Android Pie home screen

Here you can see home settings, Widgets and Wallpapers options.

Customize android 9 Pie home screen settings

Step 2: Tap Home settings

You can see below given android Pie home screen settings.

Android Pie home screen settings

Notification dots

By default enable notification dots in your android Pie 9.0. When you receive any new notification in your phone, you’ll see dot icon on that particular app icon. If you don’t want to show notification dots, disable it in your device. Also use below given settings to enable/disable notification dots in android 9 Pie.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Allow notification dots

At a Glance

You can see information at the top of your device screen such as next business or other meeting or event alert, traffic alerts, flight information and more.

Add icon to home screen

By default turned on add app icon to home screen in your android Pie 9 or other devices. So when install new apps from play store, you can see app icon in your android 9.0 home screen. If you don’t want to show app shortcut on home screen, disable add app icon to home screen in android Pie 9 devices.

Display Google app

Go to home screen and swipe screen left to right side to open Google feed in android Pie 9.0. Here you can see your favorite topics related news like as News, Politics, World, android, Google, Cricket, iPhone, Windows device, Google Assistant etc. Just search your favorite topic and follow the page to get daily latest news about your favorite topics. If you don’t want to show this news, turned off display Google app in your device.

Read More: How to customize Google feed in android devices


Android 9 Pie apps action and Overview selection

In this setting you can see apps, action and new added Overview selection.


Appear apps list at the top of your device you most used. If disable this option, turn off app suggestions in your android 9.0 Pie device. Now open android Pie app drawer, you can’t see apps list at top of your app drawer.


See most used contact name or chat message or apps on your app drawer below first raw apps list. If you don’t want to show this apps icons, disable app actions android Pie 9. It’s quite simple to enable/disable and use app actions on android 9.0.

Overview selection

This is android 9 Pie Overview selection is useful to copy text & images even switching apps in your phone. When switching apps on android 9 Pie, touch & hold text and images to see actions in your device. Latest added android Pie home screen settings.

Allow home screen rotation

Turn on home screen rotation in android Pie 9.0 to rotate screen when your phone is rotate.

Change icon shape

Change android Pie icon shape

By default set app icon shape in your android 9 Pie & Oreo devices. Choose from Square/Rounded square/Squircle/Teardrop to change icon shape in android Pie 9 devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and upcoming Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL.

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  1. this doesn’t say shit about how to move an app icon to the home screen.

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