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How to Unlock Home Screen Layout

Don’t like the home screen lock feature on your Android phone that makes apps icons immobile here is a guide on how to unlock home screen layout and have control over your phone apps icons position.

The purpose of the lock home screen layout on Android is to make app icons fixed. However, this makes repositioning apps icon on phone desktop impossible. Most phones home screen layout is locked by default and apps icon are not moveable.

Therefore, here in this article, we are going to consider how to unlock the home screen layout on most Android phones.

What is the Android Home Screen Layout?

Home screen layout on Android is the way you arrange your Android app on your phone screen and phone widgets. The home screen layout can be locked and unlocked.

When the home screen layout is locked the app arrangement become fixed and immobile.  But when the screen layout is unlocked, apps on your Android become mobile and rearrangement of the app and widget will become possible.

For this purpose, we will be portraying how to unlock home screen layout on Android in this guide.

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout

Home Screen Layout Locked: How to Know

To verify that your phone home screen layout is locked simply press and drag the app from its current location to a new location and you will see “Home screen layout locked.” Otherwise, you will be able to move the app. Meanwhile, be conscious not to uninstall the app when you press and hold the app icon.

Why you Should Enable Home Screen Lock Layout

Home screen lock on Android isn’t a bad feature except that it doesn’t allow you to move and rearrange both apps and screen widget when enabled.

However, from the features on home screen layout lock below are some of the reasons why you shouldn’t unlock home screen layout.

  • Apps cannot be uninstalled when home screen layout is locked.
  • Repositioning of app icons is not possible.

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout on Huawei

If you possess any of the Huawei smartphones such as Huawei Mate, Mate 40 Pro, Nova, Huawei Mate 20, Mate XS, P20 Lite, P20 Pro, Y9 2019, and many others follow this procedure to unlock your home screen layout.

  • Press and hold your Huawei phone home screen.
  • Click on “Home screen settings” to the bottom right.
  • Click on the blue “lock layout” button to unlock.
  • Done.

To confirm that your home screen layout has been unlocked click on any of the app icons on your phone screen. Once it becomes moveable it means the home screen layout has been unlocked.

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout on Samsung

How to unlock screen lock on Android is different from how to unlock Magazine lock screen. Therefore, if you are longing to unlock your Samsung S9, S9+ home screen layout and other Samsung phones here is a guide for you.

  • Go to your Samsung S9 or S9 + settings with Android Pie update.
  • Click on “Display” tab.
  • Click on “Home Screen.”
  • To unlock screen layout click on the blue “Lock Home screen layout” and turn it to grey.

Now, at the point, the locked screen layout will be unlocked. When you click on any app icon a popup will appear with “can’t move item.” Home screen layout locked.

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout in Mi Redmi Note

This is how to unlock home screen layout on  (Redmi Note 7/ Redmi 7 pro/ Redmi note 8 / Redmi note 8 pro/ Redmi 9 Pro Max).

  • Swipe down the notification tray on your Mi and click on the Settings gear icon.
  • Scroll down and click on “Home Screen & Recent.”
  • Click on “Home Screen layout” from the popup to unlock it.

Once the blue home screen lock button turns grey it means that the screen lock has been unlocked.

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout

The procedures to unlock home screen layout on Android depends on the manufacturer settings. Most Android phone home screen layout settings are accessible when you press and hold an empty space on the home screen and click on the home screen layout settings to the bottom right.

While in some phones, you would have to go through the phone settings to find the “Home screen lock layout” feature to lock and unlock your home screen layout from the options available.

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