1. AC Question's Avatar

    I have a Nexus 5, Lollipop 5.1.1. Build LMY48M. Today suddenly the Menu orientation of my phone changed to Vertical one with a scroll bar on right side and the "Search App" bar at the top.

    Earlier it was a normal left-right swipe menu. Now it is a vertical up/down scrolling menu. I don't know how it changed. There was no software update or anything.

    Can anyone tell me how this happened? And is there a setting to switch back to the original left/right swipe.
    Ebinity likes this.
    09-22-2015 05:38 AM
  2. Ebinity's Avatar
    I have Moto G3 and I have same issue now. Does anybody know how to turn this back ?

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    09-22-2015 12:20 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I notice this as well. It was probably included in a Google Play Services update. The top row appears to be recently or commonly used apps.

    If you don't like it, you can always install a 3rd party launcher, like Nova.
    09-22-2015 01:54 PM
  4. Lektroluv's Avatar
    Long press you Homescreen (same way to add a widget...)
    Go to Settings and then deselect App suggestions.
    Worked for my Nexus 5.
    09-25-2015 08:05 AM
  5. abinaswar's Avatar
    Got the same today after the Google App was updated. I'm running Android 5.1 build LMY47I.
    Changing launcher settings merely turns the suggestions off, but doesn't change the app drawer orientation.
    Will uninstalling the update somehow help? Or do I just have to get used to this?
    09-25-2015 06:59 PM
  6. MotoX User's Avatar
    Same orientation change noticed today on Moto X (2gen) 5.1 Build LPE23.32-25-5 Can't seem to undo it and don't like it. Any suggestions for reverting to old left/right swiping action would be welcome.

    Also encountering screen flickering when unlocking phone--wonder if some bug has been installed along with new "feature."
    09-25-2015 07:54 PM
  7. Abhishek Singhal1's Avatar
    Same problem with my nexus 4.. And also the screen fickers on unlocking the phone ..
    How to revert back to the horizontal slider ??
    09-25-2015 10:28 PM
  8. ashton martin's Avatar
    Peeps* log into playstore uninstall "Google App" worked for my Nexus 5...
    ismail_00215 likes this.
    09-26-2015 02:24 AM
  9. gurudev b s's Avatar
    Same with my nexus 5..the app drawer got changed on it's own last night
    09-26-2015 02:53 AM
  10. Sconeikiin's Avatar
    I have Moto G 3rd gen and my phone just turned to vertical orientation after i updated like 5-6 apps, i don't know which ones, but i tried what you said and it does not worked for me
    09-26-2015 08:08 AM
  11. Sconeikiin's Avatar
    Yes, it does works for my Moto G 3rd gen, thank you
    ashton martin likes this.
    09-26-2015 08:10 AM
  12. alessandromanna's Avatar
    The same happened to me, anyone can help us?
    09-26-2015 11:52 AM
  13. MrSteveMan's Avatar
    Guys, just uninstall the Google App, it worked for me. I hope it helped!
    09-26-2015 05:37 PM
  14. amalan_d's Avatar
    Hi folks, this drawer orientation change is one of the upcoming feature from the Android Marshmallow update. As you guys may know the Marshmellow update is coming next month.Google may be using the Google play services to slowly install the new updates part by part instead of pushing everything g to everyone at the same time. If you have a plan to upgrade to Marshmallow I think it's better get used to the new drawer. Else you have to stop the Google Play Services update, which is not a good idea.
    09-26-2015 08:40 PM
  15. Srushti Panda's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5 and the update is for the upcoming marshmallow coming out in a few weeks. They have mentioned that they are breaking down the updates unlike apple. So if you planning on upgrading, start getting used to new features.
    09-26-2015 10:56 PM
  16. Shcartmen's Avatar
    I also got the update and it looks cool.
    09-29-2015 12:41 AM
  17. Phani Turlapati's Avatar
    Yup works perfectly well for my Nexus 5 too
    10-01-2015 09:20 AM
  18. Abbas ali7's Avatar
    I'm solve this on moto every phone 1st go on play store seach google and uninstall update What their install to fix it...... try this not this fake .....abbas ali
    10-19-2015 12:59 AM
  19. pulkitthapar25's Avatar
    i have a yu yureka and have changed the layout from the drawer settings that can be opened by long touch on the wallpaper and the opening the 3 dot icon menu
    12-13-2015 06:55 PM
  20. ismail_00215's Avatar
    Thank you. It worked for me after uninstalling.
    12-24-2015 03:52 PM
  21. ismail_00215's Avatar
    Thank you. It worked after the uninstall.
    12-24-2015 03:53 PM
  22. Pj03's Avatar
    Just uninstall the "Google app" update from playstore.
    Worked for moto g3
    02-23-2016 09:13 AM
  23. naveenkumarsr's Avatar
    Long press on Wallpaper, u can see icons for WALLPAPERS, WIDGETS, and SETTINGS. On top of this view you can see 3 dots. Click on these dots this will take you to the some more settings. Under DRAWER SETTINGS, change the Layout from VERTICAL to PAGED. That solves your problem.
    If you wish to change some more options of view you can do from here.
    03-23-2016 06:32 AM

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