Home Screen Settings - Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout only.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Display > Home screen.
    Note If Settings isn't available, touch and hold a blank area of the Home screen then tap Home screen settings.
  3. Tap any of the following:

 

Home screen layout

Note Apps can be displayed on the Home screen or a separate Apps screen.

  1. Select one of the following:
    • Home and Apps screens
      Note All apps display on an Apps screen, which is separate from the Home screen.
      Note This is the default setting.
    • Home screen only
      Note All apps display on the Home screen.
  2. Tap APPLY (upper-right).
  3. To confirm, tap APPLY.

 

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Home screen grid

  1. Select the desired option (e.g., 4x5, 4x6, 5x5, 5x6) located at the bottom.
    Note When selected, a preview of the change displays above.
  2. Tap APPLY (upper-right).

 

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Apps screen grid

  1. Select the desired option (e.g., 4x6, 5x6) located at the bottom.
    Note When selected, a preview of the change displays above.
  2. Tap APPLY (upper-right).

 

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Apps button

Note An Apps icon can be used to access the apps screen as an alternative to swiping up or down from the Home screen.

  1. Select one of the following:
    Note When selected, a preview of the change displays below.
    • Show Apps button
      Note The Apps button displays in the lower-right of the Home screen.
    • Hide Apps button
      Note The Apps button is removed from the Home screen.
      Note This is the default setting.
  2. Tap APPLY (upper-right).

 

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App icon badges

Note A badge is the red dot or number that appears in the upper-right of an app icon. It signifies that a notification or change has occurred since the last time the app was used.

  1. Tap the switch (upper-right) to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note When on, you can also perform the following:
    1. Select the desired badge style:
      • Show with number
      • Show without number
    2. Tap Show notifications to turn on of off.
      Note This settings allows you to view notifications at a glance by touching and holding app icons on the Home screen.
  2. Tap the left Arrow icon < (upper-left) to return to the previous screen.

 

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Hide apps

Note Selected Apps don't appear on the Home/Apps screen.

  1. Select the desired app(s).
    Note Selected when a check mark is present.
  2. Tap APPLY (upper-right).

 

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