How to Arrange Icons on Your Android Device?

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Arranging icons on your Android device can help you personalize your home screen and make it more organized. Whether you want to change the appearance of an app icon or rearrange them to your liking, Android provides simple steps to do so.

To begin, go to the settings menu on your Android device and tap on the “Icon” section. Here, you will find a list of available icons from the different icon packs installed on your phone. Take your time to browse through the options and select the one that suits your preferences.

Once you have chosen an icon, you can further customize its style and theme by navigating through the “Style” and “Themed” tabs. This allows you to add a personal touch to your app icons and make them unique.

Now, let’s move on to arranging the icons on your home screen. Start by unlocking your device with your security code or pressing the home button to access the home screen. Find the app you want to move and tap and hold it.

By doing this, you will activate the option to move the app shortcut around your home screen. Drag the app icon towards another app to create a new group or to rearrange the existing ones. This allows you to cluster similar apps together or arrange them in a way that makes sense to you.

If you prefer a more organized approach, you can also arrange your icons by name, type, date, or size. Simply right-click on a blank area of your desktop and select the “Arrange Icons” option. From there, choose the command that indicates how you want to arrange the icons, such as by name or type. If you want them to be automatically arranged, you can click on “Auto Arrange.”

By taking advantage of these simple steps, you can easily arrange and personalize the icons on your Android device. Whether you want to change their appearance or organize them in a way that suits your needs, Android provides the flexibility to do so. So go ahead and start customizing your home screen to make it truly yours.

How Do You Change the Icon Layout on Your Android?

To change the icon layout on your Android device, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings menu on your Android device. This can usually be done by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear-shaped icon, or by finding the Settings app in your app drawer.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on the “Display” or “Home screen” option. The exact name may vary depending on your device and Android version.

3. Look for an option called “Icon layout,” “Icon style,” or something similar. Tap on it to access the icon layout settings.

4. In the icon layout settings, you may have different options to choose from, such as grid size, icon shape, or even the ability to enable or disable icon labels. Explore these options to find the layout that suits your preference.

5. Some Android devices also support third-party icon packs, which allow you to completely change the look of your app icons. If you have installed any icon packs on your device, you can usually find them in the same settings menu. Look for an option called “Icon pack” or “Icon theme,” and select the icon pack you want to use.

6. Once you have made your desired changes, exit the settings menu. The new icon layout should now be applied to your Android device’s home screen and app drawer.

Please note that the options and steps mentioned above may vary slightly depending on your specific Android device model and the version of Android you are using.

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How Do You Put All Your Apps Together?

To group your apps together on your Android device, you can follow these steps:

1. Unlock your device using your security code or by pressing the home button to access the home screen.

2. Locate the app you want to move and tap and hold on its icon. This will activate the option to move the app shortcut.

3. Once you are holding the app icon, you can drag it towards another app on your home screen. This action will create a folder where you can group multiple apps together.

4. Release the app icon when it is positioned over the desired app to create the folder. The folder will automatically be named based on the category of the apps you are grouping, but you can also edit the folder name if you prefer.

5. To add more apps to the folder, simply tap and hold on another app icon and drag it into the folder. You can continue adding as many apps as you want to the folder.

6. If you want to remove an app from the folder, tap and hold on the app within the folder and drag it out. This will remove it from the folder and place it back on the home screen.

Additionally, you can rearrange the apps within the folder by tapping and holding on an app icon within the folder and dragging it to your desired position.


Arranging icons on an Android device is a simple and straightforward process. By accessing the settings menu and tapping on the Icon section, you can choose from a variety of available icons from installed icon packs. Additionally, you have the option to customize the style and theme of the app icon.

To arrange icons on the home screen, you can unlock your device and tap and hold the app you want to move. This will allow you to drag the app icon and place it wherever you desire on the home screen. You can also group apps together by dragging one app icon towards another.

If you prefer a more organized approach, you can right-click on a blank area of the desktop and select the Arrange Icons option. From there, you can choose to arrange icons by name, type, date, or size. There is also an option to enable Auto Arrange, which automatically arranges the icons for you.

Android provides users with the flexibility and freedom to arrange their icons in a way that suits their personal preferences and organizational needs. Whether you want to customize the look of your app icons or group them together for easier access, Android offers various options to help you personalize and organize your device’s home screen.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.