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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Joe moer, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Joe moer

    Joe moer Lurker
    Thread Starter

    When an app is installed, an icon appears on a screen. Not sure what this screen is called, so I will call it "Screen App"
    I have added an apps' icon to my home screen.
    How can I remove the icon from "Screen App"

    Hope this makes sense

    Thanks in advance
     



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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    Simply push it until you see a trash icon, or if you are on ADW, touch it and it should have a remove icon down on the second menu.
     
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  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    You should be able to long-press the icon and use the option "Remove" -the icon will be off the home screen but still available in the app drawer.

    Then go to Settings -- Home screen -- and turn "Add new apps to home screen" OFF. That way, you'll have control.
     
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  4. Joe moer

    Joe moer Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Remove is only an option on the home screens
    I want to remove the icon from the app drawers
     
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    If you remove it from the app drawer, you basically uninstall the app, not the icon from your device
     
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  6. Depending on your phone and launcher you might have an option to hide the icon in the app drawer. I am able to do this with Nova launcher.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    most launchers have an option to include the shortcut on your homescreen upon install. you should be able to disable that option
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Do you mean the "app drawer": an screen (or, usually, several screens) of apps which you bring up by either touching an icon in the dock or swiping up from the dock (depending on Android version and/or your particular setup)? Most people would leave an app there even if it is on their homescreen: the point of the app drawer is a place where you can find all of your apps, rather than just the more important ones which you might put on your homescreen. But as said above, if you really don't want it in both places you can install and use an alternative "launcher".

    The launcher is the app that provides your home screens and the app drawer. Most people probably just use the one that comes with the phone, and many probably don't even realise that there is an app producing these screens and think they are part of Android itself (in fact most manufacturers use their own launcher app, so this is one of the things that is least standardised between different phones). But there are many alternatives out there with different features and options, and one option that many of them have is the ability to hide an app from the app drawer. I also use Nova, which has that ability, but so do many others. So you can do this, but you may have to install a replacement app and then set your desktops up again.
     
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