How to disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo

When we downloaded new app from play store in android Oreo and other devices, you can see android add shortcut to home screen automatically. Several users reported can’t stop adding apps to home screen when installing new app in android device. You’ll disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0 using home screen settings.

When install new apps in your android device, that app shortcut add to home screen automatically. In android Oreo device, you can’t see add icon to home screen option in Google Play store settings. Follow below given step by step guide to disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P/5X, OnePlus 3/3T/5 and other supported Oreo devices.


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How to disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1

If you have Google Pixel and other Oreo installed devices, you can turn off add icon to home screen using below steps.

Step 1: Tap & hold the blank space in your android Oreo home screen

You’ll see wallpapers, widgets and home settings.

Android Oreo 8.1 home screen settings

Step 2: Tap on home settings

In android 8.1 home settings, you can see Notification dots, At a Glance widget, Add icon to home screen, home screen rotation, change icon shape and other options.

Add icon to home screen in android 8.1 Oreo

By default enable add icon to home screen in Oreo device.

How to disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo

Step 3: Turn off add icon to home screen toggle button in your Oreo

Now whenever you install new apps in your android Oreo device, that app icon can’t see on home screen. It’s quite easy on android 8 stop adding apps to home screen.

If you have android lollipop 5.1.1, marshmallow 6.0 and Nougat 7.1.2 devices, you can hide app icon from home screen using below steps.

Hide new app icon from home screen android Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop:

Step 1: Open Google play store in your android device

Step 2: Tap on three horizontal lines at top left side corner

Step 3: Tap on Settings

In the general section, you can see Add icon to home screen option. By default enabled, so whenever you install new android apps on your device, it will automatically create an app shortcut icon to home screen.

Android 8 stop adding apps to home screen

Step 4: Unchecked Add icon to home screen checkbox

And that’s it. I hope above given tutorial helpful to disable add icon to home screen on android Oreo, Nougat and previous versions. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. Don’t forget to check out our other android Oreo tips.

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