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    Home screen

    The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. It's similar to the desktop on a computer screen. The number of Home screen panes is represented by a series of dots at the lower part of the Home screen. The highlighted dot shows the pane that is currently displayed.

    If Google Assistant is enabled, the Home screen icon appears as Assistant on icon in the navigation bar.

    Home screen overview

    Panes extension on Home screen

    1 Welcome to Xperia widget — Tap to open the widget and select a task such as copying content from your old device or setting up Xperia services
    2 Dots — Represents the number of Home screen panes

    To go to the Home screen

    • Press Home icon.

    To browse the Home screen

    Browsing the Home screen

    Home screen panes

    You can add new panes to your Home screen (up to a maximum of twenty panes) and delete panes. You can also set the pane that you want to use as the main Home screen pane.

    Home screen panes

    To set a pane as the main Home screen pane

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to set as your main Home screen pane, then tap Set home screen pane icon .

    When Google Feed is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and the main Home screen pane cannot be changed. For more information, see Google Feed.

    To add a pane to your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. To browse the panes, flick all the way to the right or left, then tap Add home screen pane icon.

    When Google Feed is enabled, the left-most pane is reserved for this service and additional panes cannot be added to the left. For more information, see Google Feed.

    To delete a pane from your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Flick left or right to browse to the pane that you want to delete, then tap Delete home screen pane icon on the top right corner of the pane.

    Home screen settings

    You can use the Settings shortcut to adjust some basic Home screen settings. For example, you can adjust the size of icons on your Home screen.

    To disable or uninstall an application from the Home screen

    Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps & notifications > App info . Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.

    1. Touch and hold the application you want to disable or uninstall. If it can be disabled or uninstalled an Uninstall app icon appears.
    2. Tap Uninstall app icon > Disable if the app came pre-installed on your device or tap Uninstall app icon > OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to uninstall it.

    To adjust the grid size of the screen

    1. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen until the device vibrates.
    2. Tap Grid, then select a size.
    3. Tap APPLY.

    To adjust the size of icons on your Home screen

    1. Touch and hold any area on your Home screen until the device vibrates, then tap Home screen settings icon.
    2. Tap Icon size, then select an option.
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