What is Galaxy S7 screen grid in Galaxy S7 home screen and apps screen?
In Galaxy S7 and S7 edge home screen (actually, all Android devices), all app icons are arranged in rows and columns. You are not allowed to put your app icon in arbitrary locations.
When you change the size of Galaxy S7 screen grid, the size of app icons in all grids (cells) will also be resized to match the change. In this way, it is possible to slightly resize app icon size in Galaxy S7 home screen and apps screen.
Please note, the Galaxy S7 screen grid settings apply to both Galaxy S7 home screen and apps screen. So, there are no separate screen grid settings for home screen and apps screen.
In other words, Galaxy S7 screen grid applies to the space above the favorite tray excluding the tray itself. But the number of available (maximum) slots in the favorite tray is determined by number of columns in Galaxy S7 screen grid settings.
How to change Galaxy S7 screen grid to customize app icon size in home screen and apps screen?
To change Galaxy S7 screen grid settings, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Enter Galaxy S7 home screen edit mode (home screen options)
The other way to enter home screen mode is to pinch in the home screen.
Please note, you can enter Galaxy S7 home screen edit mode in any home screen panels. It is not necessary to be from the home of home screen panels.
Step 2: Set and preview Galaxy S7 screen grid settings
In the edit mode of Galaxy S7 home screen as shown above, you can tap the Screen grid as shown above.
In Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, there are 3 options for screen grid: 4×4, 4×5 and 5×5.
For Galaxy S7, the default setting is 4×5 and 5×5 for Galaxy S7 edge in most regions.
In the screen grid settings page, you can find many marks of “+”. This is the intersection point of columns and rows. All app icons will be fit into the region confined by these points.
When you change the screen grid settings, you will get a preview screen so that you can have a rough idea on how it will look.
Please note, the actual app size in home screen will be larger than that in the preview screen.
It is also noted that when you set screen grid as 4×4, the apps screen will be in 4×5. In other words, Galaxy S7 apps screen has only two options: 4×5 or 5×5.
Step 3: Apply the new Galaxy S7 screen grid settings
To apply the new Galaxy S7 screen grid settings, you must tap Apply as shown above.
Do you know how to use Galaxy S7 screen grid to customize app icon size in home screen and apps screen?
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.