After using your phone a lot and installing and uninstalling multiple apps, you may find that you now have an extra blank home screen that you no longer use. By removing these blank home screens, you can keep your apps more organized and save some time by reducing the amount of time you have to search for the app you need.
Method 1 of 5: Samsung and LG devices
Step 1. Press the Home button to return to your home screens
Step #2. Pinch the home screen together with two fingers
Use the same gesture as if you were to zoom out on an image or website. This will display all pages on the same screen.
Step 3. Tap and hold the page you want to delete
Step 4. Drag the page to the 'X' at the top of the screen
Method 2 of 5: HTC devices
Step #1. Find an empty spot on your home screen
This can be a place between apps, in an empty space for an icon or on a blank page.
Step #2. Press and hold on the empty place
This will bring up a menu.
Step 3. Select 'Manage home screen panels'
Step 4. Swipe until you find the page you want to delete
Step 5. Tap on 'Delete' at the bottom of the screen
Method 3 of 5: Nova Launcher
Step 1. Press the Home button to return to your home screen
Step #2. Press the home button again to display the thumbnail versions of all your home screens
This is Preview mode.
If you've disabled this feature for your Home button, you can open the Home screen preview by opening the Nova Launcher app, selecting "Desktop," then selecting "Home screens." If you are brought back to your home screen and nothing happens, repeat and the Preview view should appear
Step 3. Tap and hold the screen you want to remove
Step 4. Drag the page you want to delete to the 'X' at the top of the screen
Method 4 of 5: Google Launcher
Step #1. See if you have the Google Experience Launcher
This is installed by default on Nexus 5 and later Nexus devices, and can be installed on other devices as well. You can tell you're using it by swiping left on your home screen. If the Google Now screen appears when you move all the way to the left, you're using the Google Experience Launcher.
Step 2. Find the screen you want to remove
Additional screens are automatically removed when you delete all items on them.
Step 3. Remove all apps on the screen
Tap and hold an app's icon, then drag it to the trash. Repeat for all apps on the screen. This will not remove the app; it will remain available between your other apps.
Step 4. Remove all widgets on the screen
Tap and hold a widget to drag it to the trash. Once all items on the screen are removed, the screen will disappear automatically.
Method 5 of 5: Nexus 7, 10 and other Stock devices
Step 1. Install a new launcher
Older Nexus devices and other older devices running Android 4.4.2 or older have not received the Google Now Launcher update and are limited to five home screens. The only way to remove additional home screens is to install another launcher.
- You can install the Google Now Launcher from the Google Play Store.
- Nova is another popular launcher that allows to remove additional home screens, among a lot of other features.