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General S7 (and S6) devices that allow 5x5 app drawers?

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  1. realfmx

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    Hi everyone. Can anyone tell me if any of these devices allow for 5 rows of icons in the app drawer (not homescreen)? S6, S6 Edge, S7

    I'm considering jumping into Samsung territory but coming from the LG G line they look weird to me with so few icons. Just wondering if I can go with one of these devices or need to get something over 5.5".

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    If you use Nova launcher, you can easily do that.
     
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    Doesn't that modify the look of the OS though? I want to keep it all stock. Does that mean the S6. S6 Edge, S7 all don't allow for it by default? Thanks.
     
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    When you say stock, are you referring to marshmallow stock or Samsung's touchwiz stock? The S6 and S7 phones have Samsung's touchwiz which is unfortunately different from stock marshmallow. The Nova launcher replaces the Samsung's touchwiz launcher. I am sorry, but I do not know if touchwiz would allow you 5 icons per row in the drawer. I am sure there are several other members of this forum that could answer that question.
     
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    Yeah that's pretty much it. I want Touchwiz "untouched". Thanks for your help Snakey. I'll see if anyone else weighs in. :)
     
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    Yes, the Samsung S7, with TouchWiz, allows the grid format on both the home screen(s) and the app drawer to be customized. The options are 4x4, 4x5, and 5x5. Whatever format you select for the home screen automatically applies to the app drawer.
     
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    Thanks all. Caved and browsed in VZW. Decided S7 was too small. Note 5 or S7 Edge is probably the way to go I guess. Didn't have any Edge Plus's to look at.
     
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    Yes, holding a clear spot on the home screen brings up settings. Select grid, you have a choice of 4x4, 4x5, or 5x5.
     
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    P. S. That changes both the home screens and the app drawer.
     
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