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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by meridius, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. meridius

    meridius Member
    Thread Starter

    This is a really stupid problem. In the Apps section of my Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (SM-G570M) I can't seem to edit and drag icons around the page to my own custom order.

    Whenever I click on an icon it immediately copies it to the home page and then provides options in a box which I barely have the time to press with my other finger. There is no option for 'Edit' in the top three dots at the top of the page. The only options I can see are: Sort, Clean up pages, Settings and Galaxy Essentials.


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    Post #3 by Dannydet, Oct 11, 2018 (1 points)
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Change the launcher to one where you can? Suggest Nova Launcher.
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Yep. Nova.
    Are you long pressing and dragging to your home screen?
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  5. meridius

    meridius Member
    Thread Starter

    This was the problem. I just short press icon > Select multiple items and move the icon around to where I want it to be placed.

    I don't really need to try Nova Launcher for the moment but will keep it in mind.
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  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    With Nova Launcher you can change how long a row is. Unless the price went way up or Cheetah Mobile bought it that function is worth the price of admission.
    #5 dontpanicbobby, Oct 11, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
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  7. meridius

    meridius Member
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    Thanks for letting me know but I haven't yet paid for any app through Google Play and hopefully it will stay that way.
  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    You're loss. You can make a pyramid a circle or just about and geometric shape with Nova Launcher.
    !Have you signed up for Google Rewards @meridius?
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  9. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Nova does offer a free version.
    Give it a try and it may be your first purchase
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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Forum

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime release date was October 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 7570 Quad processor, and 2400mAh battery.

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