What is Galaxy S6 screen grid?
When you look at Galaxy S6 home screen, you will notice the apps are always organized in rows and columns.
We usually call this as Galaxy S6 screen grid. Each app icon occupies one grid spot. Widgets use the grid as a reference for their sizes.
You cannot move apps to random locations in the home screen. When you try to move apps in Galaxy S6 home screen, they will have to snap to the nearest “grid”. If you try to move one app to another app, an app folder will be created.
This makes your screen clean and neat.
But it also limits the number of apps or widgets you can put on the home screen page.
Of course, you can add more home screen pages for Galaxy S6 to create more spaces.
In Galaxy S6, Samsung gives you a bit more options: you can configure Galaxy S6 screen grid to 4×4, 4×5 or 5×5.
You can essentially change the app icon size in the Galaxy S6 home screen, because app icon size is always proportional to the size of the grid spot.
This is a new feature in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. If you are using other Galaxy devices that are older than Galaxy S6, you cannot adjust screen grid.
Please note, some third-party launchers may offer such a feature.
How to change Galaxy S6 screen grid?
By default, Galaxy S6 screen grid is 4×4. So, there are 16 spots in one home screen pages. The corresponding app icon size usually is quit large.
You can change the screen grid so that there are 20 or 25 grid spots for your apps and widgets. The size of app icons will surely be adjusted (smaller) accordingly.
To change Galaxy S6 screen grid, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Return to Galaxy S6 home screen
You can return to Galaxy S6 home screen in different ways.
- Tap the Home button (see Galaxy S6 layout, and Galaxy S6 edge layout to find the buttons).
- Tap the Back button again and again until you arrive at home screen.
Please note, it is NOT necessary to return to the Home panel of the home screen. You can return to any of the home screen pages.
Step 2: Enter Galaxy S6 home screen edit mode
Tap and hold (see this guide on using Galaxy S6 touch screen) any empty locations on the home screen as shown below.
This will bring Galaxy S6 home screen into edit mode as shown below.
In Galaxy S6 home screen edit mode, you can customize the home screen:
To change Galaxy S6 screen grid size, tap Screen grid as shown below.
Step 3: Select screen grid size
Galaxy S6 offers 3 screen grid sizes: 4×4, 4×5 and 5×5.
You can choose one of them. For example, you want to put maximum apps in one page, you can choose 5×5, which offers 50%+ more spots.
Tap 5×5 as shown below.
Step 4: Apply the new Galaxy S6 screen grid
After selecting Galaxy S6 screen grid size, you must tap Apply as shown above.
If you don’t tap apply, nothing changes.
After tapping Apply, the new Galaxy S6 screen grid will be applied immediately as shown above.
Now, you can put up to 25 apps (app folders) in one home screen page as shown above.
Of course, the size of the app icon will become smaller.
Can I change Galaxy S6 screen grid for Apps screen?
So, you can only change app icon size in home screen. The number of apps (and app folders) in apps screen, and the size of app icons, cannot be customized in current TouchWiz launcher.
Maybe, Samsung will bring this feature to apps screen in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the future. But Android 5.1 update for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge didn’t offer this yet.
Can you use Galaxy S6 screen grid on your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge now?
If you have any problems or have any questions on using Galaxy S6 screen grid to customize home screen or adjust app icon size on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, please let us know in the comment box below.
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For some features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
For detailed guides on how to use Galaxy S6 camera, please check Galaxy S6 camera guide page.