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How to customize home screen Pixel 3

Here’s how to change home screen settings on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0 Pie. In Google Pixel 3 home screen settings, you can see At a glance, Add new app icon to home screen, Notification dots, Display Google app, suggestions, home screen rotation and change icon shape options. Let see best settings for customize home screen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

In Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL home screen, you’ll create app folder, add app shortcut, add widgets and more. You can also use third party launcher such as Nova if you don’t want to use default installed Pixel launcher. Check out below given home settings to customize home screen Pixel 3 Pie.

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How to customize home screen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0 Pie

Using launcher, you’ll easily customize your Pixel 3 home screen you want to set. It will useful to change icons, layout, hide apps, gestures, animation and more. Without third party launcher, you can change home screen settings on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 using below given settings.


Step 1: Unlock your Pixel 3 & long press on the blank space on your Pixel 3 home screen

Here you can see home settings, widgets and wallpapers settings.

Change home screen settings on Google Pixel 3

Step 2: Tap Home settings

Below given Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL home settings available in your latest Google flagship.

How to customize home screen Pixel 3

Notification dots

By default turn on notification dots in your Google Pixel 3. When you receive any notifications, you’ll see dot icon on particular app icon. Disable it, if you don’t want to show notification dots. Also enable/disable notification dots on Google Pixel 3 using below given settings.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Allow notification dots

At a Glance

Pixel 3 at a glance

It will appear information at the top of your Pixel 3 screen such as meeting, business or other event, flight information, traffic alerts and more.

Add new app icon to home screen

By default enable add app icon to home screen in your Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL. So when download and install new apps from play store, you can see that app icon on phone home screen. If you don’t want to show app icon on home screen, turn off add app icon to home screen in Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 Pie.

Display Google app

Go to home screen and swipe screen right side to open Google news feed in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Here you can see several topics related news like as News, World, Windows, android, Google, iPhone, Cricket etc. Also add your favorite topics also to get latest updates. To turn off Google news feed, disable this option.

Suggestion

In this setting you can see apps, action and Overview selection options. In this setting, you can see three options to customize home screen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Apps:

You can see most used apps list at the top of your device app drawer. If disable this option, turn off app suggestions in your Pixel 3 device.

App Actions:

App Actions Pixel 3 XL

See most used contact name or apps or message on your app drawer list. If you don’t want to show this app or phone name icons, disable app actions Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3.

Overview selection

Pixel 3 Overview selection

This new feature is useful to copy text & images even switching apps in your device. When switching apps on your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, touch & hold text and images to see actions in your device. You can copy text, search and directly share with your friends or family member or other social media apps also.

Allow home screen rotation

Enable home screen rotation on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 to rotate screen when your device is rotate.

Change icon shape

Change icon shape in Pixel 3 XL Pie

By default set app icon shape in your android devices. Choose from Square / Rounded square / Squircle / Teardrop to change icon shape in Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 devices.

And that’s it. I hope above given tutorial useful to customize home screen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Do you have any other Google Pixel 3 home screen tips we missed above? Share with us in below comment box.

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