How to Customize Google Pixel 5 Home Screen

Last Updated on December 22, 2020 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to personalize home screen on Google Pixel 5. You can change home screen settings like icon shape, font style, create a folder, home screen wallpaper, add widgets, add new app icons to the home screen, access Google news, notification dots, and more. Customize your favorite home screen in your Pixel 5 using this tutorial.

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How to Customize Home Screen on Pixel 5

How to Customize Home Screen on Pixel 5

Step 1: Long press on the home screen and select Home settings.

Below given home settings are available on your Google Pixel 5 running stock Android 11 OS.

How to Customize Google Pixel 5 Home Screen

Notification dots

You can see the dot icon on the app you receive notifications on your device. Stock Android 11 also includes a bubble feature that use to quickly respond to any conversation or messages from the screen.

At a Glance

Google Pixel 5 at a glance settings

Google Pixel 5 at a Glance feature is used to set calendar events, birthdays reminder, alerts from work profiles, and weather alerts.

Add app icons to Home screen

If you want to add a new downloaded app shortcut (Icon) to the home screen, just toggle on this.

Swipe to access Google app

By default turned on the Google news app. From the home screen, swipe left to open the Google app. Here, you can see the latest news related to your favorite topics. This is my #1 feature to get the latest Android technology news.

Overview Suggestion

Show suggestion actions in the overview.

Suggestion

App suggestion settings in Google Pixel 5 Home Screen

App suggestions are based on your recently used apps, most-used apps, and routines. You can enable or disable suggestions in all apps to show apps on top of the app drawer. Also, enable suggestions on the home screen (Only stock Android 11 OS) if you want to show the most used apps on the bottom row of apps on the home screen.

Allow Home screen rotation

Enable home screen rotation to rotate your Pixel 5 home screen when the phone is rotated. You must enable this to rotate the home screen.

How to Change Home Screen Grid Size on Pixel 5

Change Home Screen Grid Size on Pixel 5 5G

Long press on the home screen > Styles & wallpapers > Grid at the bottom right > Choose a grid size from 4×4/3×3/2×2

How to Change Wallpaper on Home Screen Pixel 5

Change Wallpaper on Home Screen Pixel 5 5G

Long press on the blank area of home screen > Styles & wallpapers > Select the picture from the list or phone gallery > Right arrow icon at the bottom right > Choose Home screen

How to Add Widgets to Home Screen in Google Pixel 5

How to Add Widgets to Home Screen in Google Pixel 5 5G

Long press on the blank area of home screen > Widgets > Tap & hold the widget and drop it to the home screen

How to Change the Icon Shape, Font style, and Accent Color on Pixel 5

You can change all apps icon shape at once on your Pixel devices.

How to Change the Icon Shape, Font style, and Accent Color on Pixel 5 Phone

Settings > Display > Styles & wallpapers > Custom > Choose font style, icons, accent color, and icon shape > Next > Enter style name > Apply

You can see the change in the Pixel 5 style on the home screen and app drawer.

How to Create a Folder on Pixel 5

How to Create a Folder on Pixel 5 5G Phone

Open the app drawer > Long press the app & drop it to another app on the home screen to make a new folder

And that’s all. We hope this makes it clear how to customize Google Pixel 5 home screen settings. If you have any suggestions regarding the above post then comment below box.

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