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How to hide app icon from home screen android

Hide app icon from home screen android lollipop device such as Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, HTC One, Nexus etc. When you install new android apps on your android phone or tablet then shortcut create for those installed apps on your android device home screen. Using this apps icon from home screen, you can open directly those apps without go to apps. But we have not used some of the application regularly so hide those apps icon from android device home screen.

You can also hide new app icon from home screen on your android device using Google Play store settings means when you install new android apps on your device then not create a short cut at your device home screen. It’s easy to hide or remove app icon from home screen on android lollipop device. Follow below given two ways to hide app icon from home screen android device.


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Simple steps of “how to hide app icon from home screen android lollipop, KitKat, android 6.0 marshmallow”

1st way to hide app icon from home screen android lollipop

Step 1: Tap and hold the icon of any app from your android device home screen want to hide icon

hide new app icon from home screen android

You can see the above screen on your android lollipop device

Step 2: Drag the app icon to “Remove” button

Now hide all unnecessary app icons from your android phone or tablet home screen.

2nd way to hide new app icon from home screen android device

Step 1: Open “Google play store” app on your android lollipop device

Open google play store app on android

Sep 2: Tap on “three horizontal line” from top left side corner

hide app icon from home screen android

You can see above screen on your android device

Step 3: Tap on “Settings”

How to hide app icon from home screen android lollipop

In the general section, you can see the checkbox of “Add icon to home screen”. By default it checked so when you install new android apps on your device, create a shortcut of this app icon to home screen.

Step 4: Uncheck the checkbox of “Add icon to home screen”

That’s all.

Above you can see the process to hide app icon from home screen android lollipop device. Did you find the above steps helpful? Please let us know on below comment box and connect with us for daily latest technology updates!

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