This Galaxy S20 guide explains when you need to lock the Galaxy S20 Home screen layout, how to do it, and the side effects of locking the layout of Galaxy S20 Home screen.
Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra share the same launched and the identical home screen settings. So this guide applies to all Galaxy S20 phones, although we use Galaxy S20 in the guide.
Besides, because locking the home screen layout is a feature of Samsung’s One UI launcher, you can find and use this feature on all other Galaxy phones with One UI, including, Galaxy S8, S9, S10, Note 8, Note 9, and Note 10, as well.
When do you need to lock the Galaxy S20 Home screen layout?
Although Galaxy S20 makes the curved part of the screen less obvious, it is still a big distraction and a big waste (of usable screen space).
So, it is not uncommon that you may get surprised at the “new” Galaxy S20 Home screen: some app icons disappear, some app icons moved.
In the worst scenario, you may uninstall some apps inadvertently from the Galaxy S20 home screen when the phone is in your pocket or bag.
You can minimize such accidental modifications by locking the home screen layout.
How to lock the Galaxy S20 Home screen layout?
By default, the layout of the Galaxy S20 Home screen is not locked.
For example, when you install new apps on Galaxy S20, the app icon (a shortcut to the app) will be added to the Galaxy S20 Home screen.
To lock the Galaxy S20 Home screen, you may follow the following steps.
Step 1: Enter the edit mode for Galaxy S20 Home screen
The quickest way to access Galaxy S20 Home screens settings is through the edit mode.