How To Lock Home Screen Layout on Galaxy Z Fold 4

The best way to prevent an app icon from being deleted or repositioned from your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 display is to lock home screen layout. This prevents the adding, deleting, or moving of app icons from your home screen. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how this is done.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a flagship quality Android smartphone that uses the foldable from factor. It’s designed for individuals who want to stay productive while on the go as the large 7.6-inch AMOLED display is ideal for multitasking between different apps. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

How do I lock the app icon on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 home screen?

lock the app icon on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Are you tired of having a messy home screen where apps can change their positions or are sometimes deleted? You can prevent this from happening by locking your phone screen layout.

The apps found on your phone home screen serve as shortcuts to access the different apps installed in your device. When you tap on the app icon it will open the app or load up a menu where the shortcut can be deleted. Since the accidental deletion of the shortcut is possible then you should consider locking the home screen layout of your Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 lock home screen layout

Here’s how to lock home screen layout of your phone.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down then tap on Home screen.
  • Toggle the switch next to Lock Home screen layout to turn it on.

To check if the new lock screen setting works try going to your home screen, then try to reposition or remove some of the app icons. You will find out that you won’t be able to move or delete them.

Freeze the lock screen widgets of Galaxy z Flip 4

Another method to access the home screen settings and lock the home screen is by following these steps.

  • Long press with your finger on an empty space on the Home screen.
  • Select “Home screen settings” at the bottom of the screen.
  • In this menu, you can now see the following option: Lock Home Screen Layout
  • Set the switch to “active”.

Customizing the home screen layout of your Galaxy Z Fold 4

Before you lock your home screen app icons you might consider customizing it first. This way you, don’t have to go to the unnecessary step of unlocking your home screen to make changes to the app screen layout.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down then tap on Home screen.
  • Tap Home screen layout. Changing it to Home screen only will display all apps on the Home screen instead.
  • Tap Apply button to save the changes.

To make changes to the home screen grid elect any from the given options including 4×6, 5×5, and 5×6.Tap save after choosing the grid.

You can make changes to the App screen grid. The default setting is 4×6 however you can change this by tapping on Apps screen grid for the Home screen menu then selecting any from the other options including 4×5, 5×5 and 5×6.

You can customize the folder grid by tapping the Folder grid option on the Home screen menu then tapping on your selected option. You can choose from the default 3×4 or 4×4.

Other home screen features you can customize

Add media page to Home screen – swipe right from the Home screen to show the media page where you can select a service to use. By default, it’s enabled and set to Google Discover. You may opt to switch it to Samsung Free.

Show Apps button on Home screen – when enabled, apps button will be displayed on the Home screen.

Lock Home screen layout – when enabled, it prevents items on the Home screen from being removed or repositioned.

Add new apps to Home screen – turning this feature will automatically add all new apps you download on the Home screen.

Hide apps on Home and Apps screens – you can use this feature to hide certain apps that you don’t want other people to see or access from the Home or Apps screen.

App icon badges – by default, badge style is set to Number. You can change it to Dot instead. Badges appear on the app icon when apps have notification. Removing notifications from the notification panel also clears the badges.

Swipe down for notification panel – with this option turned on, the notification panel is opened by swiping down anywhere on the Home screen.

Rotate to landscape mode – enabling this feature prompts the device to automatically rotate to landscape mode based on the way it’s held.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I change background image on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?

    Open the Gallery app.
    Select the image or video you would like to set as the wallpaper.
    Tap the More options icon.
    Tap “Set as wallpaper”.
    Choose whether you want to set the image as the wallpaper for your “Home screen”, “Lock screen” or both your “Home and lock screen”.

  2. How do I turn on Always on display on Samsung phones?

    To turn on the always on display of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the settings icon. Select lock screen then turn on the Always on display switch.

  3. How do I unlock the home screen layout?

    If you would like to make changes to the app icon layout on your home screen, then you can long press on an empty area on the home screen then tap on settings. From here you will need to toggle off the lock home screen layout switch.

  4. Why have my apps stopped working on my Samsung?

    One of the reasons behind this is due to a minor glitch. Try to force close the app then open it again. This action removes any corrupted temporary data that could be causing the problem.

  5. Why does my Galaxy Z Flip 4 keep closing apps?

    This could be due to corrupted third-party apps. Try to start your phone in Safe Mode and check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn't then find out the third-party app that is causing the problem and uninstall it.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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