Since the release of the new advanced Android Oreo update, users have been reporting that Google Play Store add icon on the home screen is missing. As you download the new app from the Play Store, it automatically adds new app icon to the home screen.

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It is quite annoying for some Android users, so it would be better to stop adding app icons to the home screen in Android Oreo devices.

On the previous Android updates, the option to turn off add icon to home screen presented in the Play Store’s setting menu. But with Android 8.0 Oreo, it has been changed a little bit and situated in devices system settings. Let’s head over to this guide on how to turn off or disable add icons to home screen in Android Oreo 8.0 or later.
How to Disable add icons to home screen in Android Oreo

How to Disable ‘add icons to home screen’ in Android Oreo

Note: Currently, disable add app icons to home screen option is available on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. This option will soon be availed on other Android Oreo device. Well, keep in your mind that other launcher or devices may have different steps.

Step #1. Go to the Home Screen on your Android Oreo phone.

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Step #2. Next, hold the home screen until you get the three option below.

Step #3. Tap the “Home Setting”.

Step #4. Now turn the toggle off next to “Add Icon to Home Screen” option.

That’s it!

Once you disable the “Add Icon to Home Screen” option from the home setting, you won’t see any app icon automatically to appear on your home screen. Don’t worry, your recent downloaded will be shown in your device’s app drawer. You can access the app right from the app drawer.

In a case, if you change your mind in future and would wish to activate automatically add app icons to the home screen, then you can simply follow the steps mentioned above to enable it again.

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Hope now you know the procedure to enable/disable add icon to home screen feature on Android Oreo. You can also get more Android Oreo tips and tricks to explore your world with your smartphone. Have feedback? Drop comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.