Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with plenty of interesting features though some of them are a bit more difficult to grasp from the very beginning. Previous Android users will accustom to it smoothly, but if you’ve just switched from an Apple device, there is at least one thing you’re looking weird at – the Apps tray.
iPhones are known to keep all their apps on the multiple panels of the Home screen. But your new Android device seems to be adding all the new apps in this so-called Apps tray and then replicates some of them on the panels of the Home screen. You basically have the same app in two different places, though not all the apps installed on your smartphone are in both places. Confusing, right?
Today’s article won’t be about clarifying all those things, but rather about a more straightforward issue: do you want to get rid of the Apps tray and remain with all your apps right on the Home screen?
Rumors have it that TouchWiz is planning to make this change in the near future. Until then, you have the Galaxy Labs menu on your smartphone that gives you access to a dedicated option for disabling it.
To eliminate the Apps Tray from your Galaxy S8:
- Go to the Home screen of the device;
- Swipe down from the top of the screen;
- In the newly opened window, tap on the gear icon from the upper-right corner;
- Access the Settings and navigate to Advanced Features;
- Scroll until you find the Galaxy Labs settings;
- Tap on it and look around for your Galaxy Labs features;
- You will see an option labeled as “Show all apps on Home screen”;
- Tap on it to switch its controller from Off to On;
- The Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S8 will automatically refresh and when it’s all back, the App drawer will be gone.
You can now enjoy using your smartphone without the App drawer. Of course, if you ever start missing it once again, all you have to do to make it reappear is to go back to the Advanced Features, Galaxy Labs settings, and turn this option “Show all apps on home screen” back Off.
Since you just gained better control on how and where will your apps be displayed, consider adding a couple of useful third-party apps to your collection. Mimicker Alarm, an app that uses machine learning algorithms to stay alerted and complete your daily missions based on the surroundings, Brain Focus Productivity Timer, a time management app, as well as ListOut, a basic to-do list generator that helps you stay organized can all be extremely useful additions! Your Samsung Galaxy S8 can be much easier to handle and to integrate into your daily activities when you rely on the right apps.