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How to customize home screen settings on android Oreo

We recently discussed about 10 best Android Oreo tips and tricks. In this tutorial, I will show you complete guide to customize home screen settings on android Oreo 8.0. In android Oreo home screen settings, you can see app suggestion, display Google app, Add icon to home screen, change icon shape, notification dots and home screen rotation.

All this settings quickly change your android Oreo’s home screen. Using Google app, you can daily get latest news, live score, weather, find nearby location, translate text and more. In latest android 8.0 Oreo OS, you can change icon shape in your Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and other supported android O’s devices. Follow below given step by step guide to customize home screen settings on android Oreo 8.0.


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To change home screen settings in android Oreo 8.0, tap and hold the blank space in home screen. You can see wallpaper, widgets and settings options. You can see below android Oreo home screen settings.

Customize home screen settings on android Oreo 8.0

  1. App suggestion

By default enable home screen app suggestion in android Oreo devices. If you don’t want to show most used apps in your Oreo, turn off app suggestions in android Oreo 8.0 devices such as Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X etc.

Turn off app suggestions in android Oreo, Nougat and marshmallow

Step 1: Press and hold the blank space in home screen

Step 2: Tap on Settings gear icon

Step 3: Turn off home screen app suggestion in android 8.0 Oreo and other devices

Now it will remove most frequently used apps from application menu.

  1. Display Google App

By default enable display Google app in android Oreo and other devices. Swipe right side your android Oreo home screen and you can see Google app suggestion list. It includes latest news, stories, cricket score, weather info, find places or restaurant and more details you like.

Display Google app settings in android Oreo

To add your favorite topics swipe right side home screen > Menu > Customize > + button to add topics you like. Turn off display Google app in home screen on android Oreo and other device if not use.

  1. Add icon to home screen

By default enable this feature in your android O and other previous versions. When install apps from play store, after completed download this feature add app shortcut icon to home screen in your devices. You can disable this feature anytime within a few second.

  1. Chang icon shape

One of the best features to customize home screen settings on android Oreo 8.0 devices. This change icon shape in android Oreo 8.0 is the new added feature in home screen settings for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and Pixel XL and other supported devices. By default set icon shape in android 8.0.

Change icon shape android O Nexus 6P / Nexus 5X / Google Pixel / Pixel XL:

Step 1: Press and hold the blank space in home screen

Step 2: Tap on settings gear icon

Step 3: Tap on change icon shape

By default set system icon in android Oreo and other devices.

Change icon shape in your android 8.0 Oreo device

Step 4: Choose android O icon shape as square / rounded square / squircle / Teardrop

  1. Notification dots

Notification dots settings in android Oreo home screen

It will show different colors dots on apps notification you missed to read.  A notification dot has several settings including android O app notifications settings, Blink light, use notification dots, on the lock screen content and swipe fingerprint notifications to check your notifications.

  1. Allow home screen rotation

By default disable home screen rotation. To rotate your android Oreo home screen when phone rotated, enable home screen rotation in android Oreo 8.0 devices.

And that’s all. End the list to customize home screen settings on android Oreo 8.0 devices. Do let us know you liked this tutorial or not. Don’t forget to share with others, if you find it helpful.

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