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How to Change Home Screen Settings Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Personalize your Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL home screen? Here’s how to change Pixel 3a home screen settings. One of the biggest advantages of the android device is you can customize your own settings. You can customize home screen settings in Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a that include notification dots, add icons to the home screen, app actions, add & remove apps to the home screen, change home screen wallpaper, add a widget to the home screen, display Google app, home screen rotation, etc.

Different Android devices have slightly different settings customize lock screen and home screen settings. Also, use third-party launcher such as (Nova, Buzz, etc) to customize Pixel 3a & 3a XL home screen.

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How to Change Pixel 3a Home Screen Settings

You can personalize the home screen in Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL using below given settings.

Step 1: Long press on the blank space in your Pixel 3a home screen.

Here you can see wallpaper, widgets and home settings.

Customize home screen settings in Pixel 3a

Step 2: Tap Home settings.

Now customize home screen settings in Pixel 3a and 3a XL using below given options.

How to change Pixel 3a home screen settings

Notification dots

By default turned on notification dots in your device. When you receive any app notifications, you can see a dot icon on that app. This dot indicated you missed read notification of the app. Enable/disable notification dots in Pixel 3a using this setting. Also, use below given settings to turn notification dots on or off.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Advanced > Allow notifications dots

At a glance

It includes calendar events, upcoming flight information and traffic information on your screen. You can use this setting to remember your upcoming meeting alerts, flight alters, traffic alerts.

Add app icon to the home screen

When you download and install new apps in your device, it will automatically add that app icon or shortcut to the home screen. Enable it to add a new app icon to the home screen each time when you install a new app.

Display Google app

You can see the latest Google news or other feed you want to follow in your device. Just swipe screen left to right on the home screen to open Google feed. If you don’t want to show, turn off display Google app toggle in your Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

Read More: Stop Google news feed on Android device



It will useful to show the most used apps on top of the app drawer.

App Actions:

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

Overview selection:

You can copy text from images while switching apps on your android phone. Touch & hold the text and images and copy text. Also, search words and directly share with other social media apps.

Allow home screen rotation

Turn on home screen rotation to automatically rotate a screen when your phone is rotated.

Change icon shape (Only available in Android 9 Pie)

Choose a Google Pixel 3a icon shape from Square/Rounded square/Squircle/Teardrop you want to set.

Read: How to change icon shape in Android 10

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