3. CREATE NEW HOME SCREEN PANELS
If you swipe right or left on the home screen, you'll notice
that it has multiple "panels." You can add, remove or rearrange these
panels fairly easily. Say if you wanted a panel strictly for your game apps,
and wanted it to be on the far left, you could do it.
Simply tap and hold on a blank space on any home screen to
go into the home screen management area. You'll see the panels side by side.
Simply tap and drag a panel to the trash can icon to remove it. Tap and drag a
panel right or left to change the order. Or swipe over to the far right (or
left on some phones) and tap the plus sign to add a new panel.
On many phones, each panel will have a house icon at the
top. Tap this to set a particular panel as the "home" panel. This is
the panel that will always load first.
Once you have all the panels you want, you can tap on any
one to exit the home screen management area.
4. CHANGE THE WALLPAPER
Android's default wallpaper is usually nice, but not very
personal. To choose your own wallpaper, tap and hold on any blank spot on the
home screen to enter the home screen management area. Then tap the Wallpaper
Next, you can select any pictures on your phone to set as a
wallpaper. You can also select individual wallpapers for your lock screen and
Once you select a picture, Android has you decide what part
is shown using a resizable box. Anything in the box is seen and everything
outside isn't. Generally your photo is going to be larger than the screen can
display, so you'll need to select the part that's most important. Once you're
satisfied, tap "Save."
5. REPLACE THE HOME SCREEN
Android's default home screen is powerful and nice to use,
but it isn't the only one around. There are apps that give you a brand new home
screen that might prettier or easier to use.
Themer lets you choose from over 2 million home screen
Necta is another good option for that as well.