1. AC Question's Avatar

    Recently my phone's home screen has shifted the app icons to the left by 1 cm shortly after it boots up. This happens on either of the screens with the app icons, and the info bar at the top, as well as the triangle/circle/square "buttons", and any open apps, remain centered appropriately. Any idea what could cause this, and how to fix it?

    Phone specs:
    Moto E 2nd Generation
    Android 5.0.2

    I have a screenshot, but I do not see a means to upload it here... I am new to the board.
    02-20-2016 10:16 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello, welcome to the forums! I recommend you to create a free account here at Android Central so you can post a screenshot.

    It looks like a launcher related problem. Are you using a custom one of just stock? You could try clearing cache for the launcher in settings - apps and then reboot your phone. Tell us how it goes.
    02-20-2016 10:22 AM
  3. Thomas Andrew1's Avatar
    Have the same phone and had the same issue. I don't know if it's a permenant fix, but changing the system font size seeems to work.
    02-22-2016 03:19 PM
  4. kurato's Avatar
    I'm using the moto G 2nd gen and also having similar problem (stock launcher).
    All the icon shift/cram left by 1cm, when changing screen page too (it act like the screen is smaller by that 1cm, wall paper are not affected), only the info at the top and the buttons are correct, apps aren't affected, it happen at random at the moment, not at boot.
    A temp fix at the moment is to reboot the phone.
    03-08-2016 04:05 AM
  5. SmartKid4G's Avatar
    The very same thing happened to me 3 times in the last 7 weeks. I simply shut off the phone and turned it back on for the fix.

    I was told by a techie that my phone was Linux based and for some reason it likes to be turned off at least once a day.

    Hope that helps.

    03-20-2016 03:33 PM
  6. Spark9's Avatar
    I've had the same thing happen and it seems to happen only when I have been using the phone heavily with running back and forth with multiple apps. Rebooting the phone always fixes it for a bit but it happens again only with heavy usage. At first I thought it was a virus, so I brought my phone back to initial factory settings, but it didn't do the trick. It doesn't happen often though, maybe once every few weeks.

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    03-23-2016 02:27 PM
  7. Fred Talmadge's Avatar
    I uninstalled Instagram and my screen shifted to the left as well Reboot fixed it. Home screen icons shifted left 1 cm-screenshot_2016-03-30-13-52-39.png
    03-30-2016 02:09 PM
  8. YaelH's Avatar
    I have this problem also!
    Galaxy s6, I've cleared app cache, cleared general cache, changed font size, restarted a whole bunch of times, and nothing works.
    Any ideas?

    John Ross1 likes this.
    09-05-2016 04:29 AM

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