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How to Change Home Screen on Android 9 Pie

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

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 the home screen, display Google app, Suggestion, home screen rotation, and change icon shape. Let see a 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, Lockdown, and more.

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How to Change Android Pie home Screen Settings

By default set several home screen settings on the 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 on your phone, you’ll see the 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 screens such as the next business or other meetings or event alerts, traffic alerts, flight information, and more.

Add icon to the home screen

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

Display Google app

Go to the home screen and swipe screen right side to open Google’s news feed in Android Pie 9.0. Enjoy the latest trending news like News, Politics, World, Android, Google, Cricket, iPhone, Windows device, Google Assistant, etc. Just search your favorite topic and follow the page to get the daily latest news about your favorite topics. Disable it if you annoying by Google news.

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Android 9 Pie apps action and Overview selection

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


Appear the most used apps list at the top of the app drawer. Disable it if you don’t want to show apps list at top of your app drawer.


See the most used contact name or chat message or apps on your app drawer below the first raw apps list.

Overview selection

This is Android 9 Pie Overview selection is useful to copy text & images even switching apps on your phone. Touch & hold the text of 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 the screen when your phone is rotated.

Change icon shape

Change android Pie icon shape

By default set app icon shape in your Android 9 Pie & Oreo devices. You can see 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.

And that’s it. I hope the above-given tutorial useful to customize Android Pie home screen settings on your Pixel devices. If you have any questions, tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the latest updates.

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

  2. I have Android Pie and don’t see “add icon to home screen” on my LG G8. It is not in Google Play settings either.

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