The home screen is the launchpad for everything on your Android phone. It holds your app shortcuts, widgets, and the app drawer. The beauty of the Android home screen is the customization options. Your home screen can be as unique as you. With a few simple tricks, you can change it up.

Get a New Launcher

If you don’t like the default launcher, it’s very easy to get a new home screen. Simply install a launcher from the Play Store. Nova Launcher is one of our favorites, but we’ve also got a list of the 10 Best Launchers you can check out.

After installing the launcher, press the home button and you’ll be asked to Select a Home app. Choose the new launcher and select Always if you want it to be the default home screen.

You can also use this method:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications
  2. Select Advanced > Default apps
  3. Tap Home app and choose your launcher

Change the Wallpaper

One of the quickest and easiest ways to customize the home screen is by simply changing the wallpaper. Whether it’s a photo of a loved one, pet, or perhaps something more abstract and artsy, it’s a small little touch that can have a big impact on how you look at your device. 10 Best Wallpaper Apps.

  1. Long press a blank area of the home screen
  2. Tap on Wallpapers
  3. Select from the list of wallpapers available on your device
  4. Once selected, preview the wallpaper and pinch-to-zoom
  5. Tap “Set Wallpaper” when you’re ready
  6. Choose between Home screen, Lock Screen or both