1. sprocket42's Avatar
    Hey there,

    Stock 5.0.1 user here. I have 3 home screens, and I prefer the 2nd (middle) one to be the default screen.

    However, Lollipop treats the 1st (left-most) screen as the default Home screen by default, and I can't find a way to change it.

    Why does this matter?

    - Home screen is the one displayed on reboot by default
    - Pressing Home button while on home screen switches to the default screen

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    12-18-2014 02:51 AM
  2. zorak950's Avatar
    You'll need to use another launcher. There are a bunch on the Play Store which offer much more customization than the stock launcher.
    12-18-2014 03:05 AM
  3. daihard2008's Avatar
    You'll need to use another launcher. There are a bunch on the Play Store which offer much more customization than the stock launcher.
    Agreed, except none of the third-party launchers provide the swipe-right Google Now feature like Google Now Launcher does (AFAIK). I use Nova Launcher, and I love it, but I miss that feature.
    ickymini likes this.
    12-18-2014 09:56 PM
  4. ickymini's Avatar
    having a launcher is a way to go! i love customizing and keeping it simple. I've beein using dodol launcher and i love it!
    12-19-2014 03:22 PM
  5. CooLOnE's Avatar
    You can change the home screen using the OS. Go to a page where there is an empty spot. Click and hold on the empty spot. The screen will change to show three options at the bottom and a slightly smaller version of your pages. At the top of each page is a little house. Scroll to the page you want to use and click the house. That designates that as the main home page.

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    04-12-2015 11:16 AM
  6. CooLOnE's Avatar
    Here's what it looks like:

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    Attached Thumbnails How do I change the default Home screen on Lollipop?-screenshot_2015-04-12-12-17-07.jpg  
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    04-12-2015 11:18 AM
  7. Fedginator's Avatar
    They are on stock lollipop - not touchwiz

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    04-16-2015 09:47 AM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Presuming the OP may already be aware of this and/or it is not really what he wants to do, but..

    As in the screenshot above, in the stock launcher you can tap and hold on any of the mini screen images and drag left or right to change the order of the pages.
    04-17-2015 08:45 AM
  9. matze0611's Avatar
    Agreed, except none of the third-party launchers provide the swipe-right Google Now feature like Google Now Launcher does (AFAIK). I use Nova Launcher, and I love it, but I miss that feature.
    With Nova, you can long press the application button and modify it. So if you swipe this button up, you will see google now cards.
    I think it makes no difference if you swipe your screen to the left or swipe the button up.

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    Attached Thumbnails How do I change the default Home screen on Lollipop?-36519.jpg  
    04-18-2015 12:12 PM
  10. simplereader's Avatar
    any solution...? :-(

    Hey there,

    Stock 5.0.1 user here. I have 3 home screens, and I prefer the 2nd (middle) one to be the default screen.

    However, Lollipop treats the 1st (left-most) screen as the default Home screen by default, and I can't find a way to change it.

    Why does this matter?

    - Home screen is the one displayed on reboot by default
    - Pressing Home button while on home screen switches to the default screen

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    04-20-2015 11:39 AM
  11. Nick94928's Avatar
    You can change the home screen using the OS. Go to a page where there is an empty spot. Click and hold on the empty spot. The screen will change to show three options at the bottom and a slightly smaller version of your pages. At the top of each page is a little house. Scroll to the page you want to use and click the house. That designates that as the main home page.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thank you so much!
    Note, you barely see the little house at the top, it is faint, but it is there...look for it.
    I am so happy to have my home screen back!
    10-23-2015 11:59 PM
  12. Geordie541's Avatar
    Pinch to show all screens then tap the 'house' in the corner of the page you want to be default & bobs your uncle 😉😉
    04-25-2016 11:48 AM
  13. Fred Morgan's Avatar
    Easy Solution....
    Home Screen is pretty desinated.
    Go to the current homescreen..
    LONG TAP and Move to new position..
    Rearrange you apps accordingly...
    Hope this helps.. FJM
    10-06-2016 04:38 PM
  14. Fu lan's Avatar
    For Android Marshmallow 6, try this.
    From the Home screen, pinch with 3 fingers. Not 2, but 3 fingers.
    The rest, you know what to do.
    08-10-2017 01:28 AM

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