1. Skip Geel's Avatar
    I know it is possible to change the default screen which is displayed when you press the Home Button on the Samsung Galaxy S5, because I did it accidently. But it happened while I was trying to get the ringing phone out of my pocket. I do not know how to change it back. Suggestions for other types of phones have not worked. Help!
    Janis Elmeris likes this.
    10-26-2014 05:01 PM
  2. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    This from a similar discussion elsewhere on AC:

    Manage Home Screens
    Your phone comes with four home screens by default, and
    you can add more, up to a total of seven. You can also
    rearrange the home screens in a different order.
    1. From the Home screen, pinch the screen.
    – or –
    Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.
    2. Use these options to manage screens:
    • Add a screen: Scroll to the end of the screens, and then tap
    on a screen to add it.
    • Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a screen, and then
    drag it to the Remove icon.
    • Set a screen as the main home screen: Tap at the
    top of a screen. This screen displays when you press the
    Home Key.
    • Change the order of screens: Touch and hold on a screen,
    and then drag to a new position
    10-26-2014 06:39 PM
  3. Skip Geel's Avatar
    Thanks! It worked!
    10-27-2014 04:09 PM
  4. bac_jac's Avatar
    Thank you so much for this post. This change somehow happened to both my and my husband's galaxy s5 phones, and it has been driving us crazy how to change them back (especially as neither of us knows how we got them moved off being our home screens in the first place!) Just fixed mine, and will fix his at lunch! Thanks, again! Betty C.
    04-20-2015 09:55 AM
  5. Zibiaszek's Avatar
    Thanks for very usable info
    06-16-2015 05:32 PM
  6. Rhonda1408's Avatar
    Found my answer in the settings. I hadn't pressed Done.
    07-17-2015 04:03 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to the S5 forum.

    I don't use Samsung devices myself but I believe you may have activated a feature called Easy Home or Simple Home or similar. Try resetting your default Home screen to normal in Settings, Apps, Defaults.

    (Edit...Reply was to a question about home screens, now deleted.)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-17-2015 04:24 AM
  8. minka kova's Avatar
    THANK YOU! i have prelude 2 and was trying for days to figure out how to get the extra page i added off, and to make the home button take me back to the correct page. i didnt realize you could "pinch" the page...i was able to fix everything from there!
    09-01-2015 08:58 PM
  9. LvScience's Avatar
    Thanks for the help, good answer.
    I feel better just knowing I'm not the only human who was being driven to distraction by this setting issue. I
    'm also fascinated by the fact that so many humans have managed to goof up their phones simply by USING them...putting them in a pocket, picking them from off the floor. Maybe a person at Samsung will read this and "*****-proof" their phones! No offense intended, as I am one of the idiots...

    Happy holidays to all users of technology-
    My1lazeebirD likes this.
    12-21-2015 06:32 AM
  10. My1lazeebirD's Avatar
    OOooooo my goodness, thank you thank you, I've been trying to figure this out for days...you saved my sanity
    03-05-2016 10:47 PM
  11. Lesley Davis1's Avatar
    I just wanted to change my home screen
    12-31-2016 07:26 PM
  12. timmyleeturner's Avatar
    This doesn't work on Android 7.1, new Nokia 6. I can create new homescreens, but can't set the default one... it's always the one on the left. Which means I'll have to move ALL of my icons around.... bummer.
    07-20-2017 08:53 PM
  13. Fu lan's Avatar
    From the Home screen, pinch with 3 fingers. Not 2, but 3 fingers.
    The rest, you know what to do.
    08-10-2017 01:13 AM

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