1. PretzelLogic's Avatar
    I'm obviously new to Android. I've always used iPhones before I got my S7. So I am confused by the app folder. It seems completely redundant. All my apps are in the app folder, but they also get copied to the home screens. So, why exactly do I need the app folder? Or am I supposed to use it instead of additional home screens? And if so, why are there additional home screens?

    Swiping to the left or tapping Apps is six of one, half a dozen of the other. So, what gives?
    04-10-2016 11:55 AM
  2. Toto39's Avatar
    You can turn off the automatic pinning of apps to the home screen. The app drawer is designed to give you easy access to all apps while the home screens are for often used apps and widgets.
    04-10-2016 12:13 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The answer is that, unlike iOS, you have a choice. You can put all your apps on home screens, or put all your apps in the app drawer, or mix them up how you want them. I put only a few widgets and my most frequently used apps and shortcuts on my home screens, and the rest of them in the app drawer, to reduce clutter.
    04-10-2016 04:44 PM
  4. Dooki's Avatar
    It's to store you less commonly used apps offscreen. You can disable the auto add to home screen by opening the play store, going to settings, and unchecking add to home screen.
    Remember the garbage folder you had on its own screen trying to hide? This is similar but out of the way. You can also hide apps you will never use, like Verizon..... anything.

    I hate having anything I don't want or need on my home screen. For instance. I use trigger daily, runs totally in the background, I never have to actually open the app. So why would I ever want it on my screen. If I ever need to adjust the settings it's a max 3 clicks away.

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    04-11-2016 12:13 AM
  5. monicakm's Avatar
    Someone PLEASE tell me how to set a newly download app from pinning it's self to the home screen! That would be great. Not a deal breaker as I just drag them to the trashcan (only eliminates the shortcut on the desktop) but I didn't know there was a setting to stop them from planting themselves there in the first place
    04-11-2016 02:01 AM
  6. hylex's Avatar
    Someone PLEASE tell me how to set a newly download app from pinning it's self to the home screen! That would be great. Not a deal breaker as I just drag them to the trashcan (only eliminates the shortcut on the desktop) but I didn't know there was a setting to stop them from planting themselves there in the first place
    Playstore-settings-add icon to home screen. Untick it
    04-11-2016 03:22 AM
  7. Mecomug's Avatar
    You can get rid of the app drawer of you feel you don't want it. In settings go to advanced features, galaxy labs and show all apps on homescreen

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    04-11-2016 08:28 AM
  8. monicakm's Avatar
    Playstore-settings-add icon to home screen. Untick it
    Yay! Thanks so much
    04-11-2016 01:52 PM
  9. TB-1599's Avatar
    You can get rid of the app drawer of you feel you don't want it. In settings go to advanced features, galaxy labs and show all apps on homescreen

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    I tried that my self but AT&T has blocked access to galaxy labs
    04-11-2016 05:17 PM

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