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    Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    Whenever I download any apps into my Android phone, I can view the corresponding app icons on the home screen. The home screen is already messed up with so many icons. How can I stop desktop icons of new apps from appearing?

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    AndroidExpert AndroidExpert is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    The first step required is to open the Google Play Store app on your phone. Then, hit the ‘Menu’ key on the phone. This will bring up Google Play Store menu on the screen. Navigate through the menu and locate the ‘Settings’ option. By the time you find that option, make a single tap over it. You can then find the overall settings options of the Play Store on the screen. Find out ‘auto-add widgets’ option from those settings. You can view a checkbox next to this option. Uncheck that box by making a single tap on it.

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    GKSKVKRK GKSKVKRK is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

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    Steps to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen:


    : First of all close all running application from the device.

    :: After that go to the home screen page by pressing ""Menu"" button.

    :: Then open the "
    Google Play Store" under apps section.

    :: Once the apps is open then select the "settings" option from the screen.

    :: After that locate the "
    auto-add widgets" option under the apps general settings and then open it.

    :: Once it opens, you have to unchecked the box in to it.

    :: By doing this your apps icon not add in to the menu screen after the installation of new apps.


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    mithu ashi mithu ashi is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    To prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen, follow these steps:-- Launch & open Google Play store.- Tap on menu key.- You will be redirected to Google Play store menu.- Press settings option.- Click on the auto-add widgets option from the settings.- The check box associated with it must be unchecked.- You are done.

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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    First of all open the main menu app from home screen of your device then navigate to option "Google Play Store".Tap to open that & wait until open fully after that tap over "Menu key".A page will appear with different options.There you must select & tap over an option as "Settings".Open that & select "General" now scroll down & will find an option as "Auto-add shortcuts".With the option you will find check box & have to tap over on that check box.Once done mark will be disappeared & after that when you install any app icon will not be appeared on home screen.

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    sumitnath sumitnath is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    Hi friends...

    prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen

    follow the steps below--

    -->open the home page from the device .

    -->click the menu option.

    -->select the setting option.

    -->
    open the Google Play Store app on your phone.

    -->Then, click ‘auto-add widgets’ option from those settings.

    -->view a check box .

    -->Uncheck that box by making a single tap on it.

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    Manjeet Malik Manjeet Malik is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    Hello sir,
    Follow these steps to
    solve your problem
    1. First go to main menu
    2. Then open the " Google
    play store " app
    3. Then tap on " menu "
    option
    4. Then tap on " setting "
    option
    5. Then tap on " over all
    setting " option
    6. Then tap on " auto-add
    widget " option
    7. Then uncheck the " check
    box "
    8. Now your problem will be
    solved
    thank you.

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    sai charan sai charan is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    Hello friend,


    I will help you to solve your problem,don't worry just follow as i say.

    1.Firstly go to the main menu of your device.

    2.And then go to Play Store app.

    3.Later go for the 'Menu' tab and then choose the option of 'Settings' tab.

    4.After that scroll down until you find the option of 'Auto-add shortcuts' tab.

    5.And then get that option to be checked in.

    Hope it is helpful to you..

    All the best...............................

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    Shubhojeet Shubhojeet is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    You can easily remove unwanted icons from your home screen on your device.For this your have to tap to unwanted icon just for a second then drag it to remove option located at the bottom on the screen.And also go to Google play store apps.And tap to menu and then go to settings.And go to Auto-add shortcuts option and remove the tick mark from it.

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    csit2006 csit2006 is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Is it possible to prevent Android phone from adding app icons to its home screen?

    To solve this problem follow these steps
    • Go to the home screen of the device
    • Then choose the Main menu
    • Now select the Google Play store and sign in to it
    • Then select the option Menu
    • Now choose the option Settings in that
    • Now select the option Auto Add widgets
    • Uncheck the check box next to it
    By un checking this option you can prevent the widgets from adding apps to home screen.

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