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How to unlock the Home screen layout

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How to unlock the Home screen layout: You’ve decided to tidy up your smartphone a bit by repositioning the application icons on the Home screen. Trying to press on them, however, a message appears indicating that the layout of the screen is locked. If you don’t know what to do and how to fix the problem, this tutorial is just the thing for you.

In this guide, in fact, I will go to explain you in detail how to unlock the home screen layout. Know that for each smartphone there are different methods to be able to enable or disable the movement of applications on the Home screen at will. In any case, you don’t have to worry: this type of operation is really quick and easy and you don’t need to be a computer technician to complete it.

So you just have to get comfortable, pick up your smartphone and get ready to read this tutorial. When you’re ready, I’d say start. I guarantee that once you have implemented the “tips” I am about to give you, you can return to immediately move the application icons to the Home of your smartphone. I just have to wish you a good read!

How to Unlock Home Screen Layout: Android

Devices with operating system Android they are produced by different companies and each of these uses interfaces and menus that may vary from the others. For this reason, in the next chapters I will explain how to unlock the layout of the Home screen on devices of various well-known brands.

How to unlock the Samsung Home screen layout

For unlock the Samsung Home screen layout you have two methods. The first, more immediate, is the one concerning the shortcut accessible directly from the Home screen itself.

To reach it, tap for a few seconds in an empty space on the Home screen and wait for a menu to appear on the screen at the bottom. Tap, therefore, on the option named Screen Settings (screenshot) Home.

Once this is done, if the Home screen layout is blocked, you have to tap on check mark in blue color present next to the item Lock home screen layout. At this point, you should be able to move the application icons on the smartphone’s Home page at will.

This option can also be reached in another way, that is by referring to the smartphone settings menu. To do this, tap on the icon of Settings, present on the Home screen or in the Drawer of Android applications (the gear).

Next, press on the voice Screen and, once in its menu, scroll down until you find the option named Home screen. By tapping on it, you will gain access to the menu I told you about a little while ago.

Then press on toggle placed next to the item Home screen layout lock, to disable it and then enable the ability to move application icons and widgets on the smartphone home screen.

How to unlock Huawei home screen layout

Huawei layout

As far as the procedure for unlock the Huawei Home screen layout, know that it really is a breeze. To do this, in fact, you just need to reach an option accessible from a shortcut located right on the Home screen of the smartphone.

So do a pinch on the Home Screen and select the item Home screen settings from the menu that appears below. Once this is done, turn off the toggle next to the item Layout Block and the Home screen layout will be unlocked. Easier than that ?!

How to unlock the Home screen layout: iPhone

iPhone Layout

On iPhone, several options are available to customize the layout of your Home screen, since it cannot be locked or changed in any way other than the default, as regards the space reserved for icons and widgets on the screen (available from iOS 14).

Let’s start with the simplest thing. In case you intend to reorder app icons by default, then with the standard location of the system apps and third-party apps arranged in alphabetical order (deleting any folders created), go to the phone settings by tapping on thegear present on the Home Screen or in the App Library.

With that done, scroll down until you find the option General and tap on it. At the bottom of the screen that has just opened there is a submenu named Reset which, if pressed, allows you to access the smartphone reset option: to automatically reposition the app icons, tap on the item Reset Home Screen Layout.

Another useful method to “unlock” spaces on the Home screen is offered by the free application MD Blank, which allows you to create blank spaces in Home by inserting transparent widgets.

You can install the application by tapping on the link I just provided you (from iPhone), by pressing the button Get and confirming your identity with Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.

At the end of the installation, open the app, by tapping on its icon on the Home Screen or in the App Library and configure the application correctly through the advice I am about to give you.

First, you will need to “photograph” it current background of your Home Screen having the foresight to disable the Perspective Zoom and create two versions of the screenshot: one for the light mode and one for the dark mode of the interface (if you use both).

Go, therefore, to Settings and tap on the item Background. After that, select the wallpaper you use for the Home screen and turn it off Perspective zoom. So, do a prolonged tap in an empty spot on the Home Screen until the apps start to “dance”, scroll to the right, to the first “blank” screen and take a screenshot. Repeat the operation by activating both the clear mode is there dark mode of the iPhone interface.

Now go back to the MD app MD Blank, tap on the boxes named Dark And Light and insert the screenshots with dark and light mode of the interface you captured earlier (if you only use one mode, you can clearly insert only one screenshot). Once this is done, you can close the application and go to the Home screen.

So tap for a few seconds on an empty space and press the button + which appears at the top left. Then scroll down the widget menu until you find the app icon MD Blank and presses on it.

MD Blank

From the scrolling menu that appeared, you can choose whether to set a square widget, named Small Blank, one rectangular, named Medium Blank and one that occupies roughly half of the Home screen, called Large Blank.

Once this is done, all you have to do is press the button Add widget, to place it on the Home. In case you want to reposition the screenshot so that it matches correctly with the background, tap for a few seconds on the widget and select the pop-up item called Edit widget.

Then select in correspondence with the options V-Pos And H-Pos the position in which you inserted the widget, while under the heading Text you will be able to insert an inscription in the center of the widget itself.