The best part of Android is its flexibility, and you can customize your Android phone as per your wish and that too at any point of time. If this is Android’s strength then sometimes it becomes its weakness as well. For example in Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone, very few know about landscape home screen and how to enable them. What surprises the most is that this feature is disabled when you receive the phone.
The lack of knowledge should not spread, and that is why we are bringing the total tutorial on how to enable the landscape home screen on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone. To enable landscape home screen, you just need to do a bit of exercise and follow the steps we are prescribing below. The steps are so easy to follow that you will complete the exercise in no time at all.
How to Enable Landscape Home Screen on Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Step #1. Go to Settings on your Pixel Smartphone,
Step #2. Now, Scroll down to find Apps and once find tap on it.
Step #3. Next, tap on ‘Pixel Launcher’.
Step #4. On the top right-hand corner of your screen you will find ‘Settings Gear’ icon, so tap on it.
Step #5. Next, tap on the radio button and then ‘Allow Home Screen Rotation’.
Another way to enable Landscape Home Screen by finding the “Settings” shortcut from the home screen:
Step #1. Unlock your Pixel Phone and then tap and hold on the blank space on the home screen.
Step #2. Tap on Settings gear icon which you will find near the bottom of the screen.
Step #3. Here you will find the radio button to ‘Allow Home Screen Rotation’.
Remember, if you are not using Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone but other Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or HTC 10 and you have got Google Pixel Launcher on it then also the same steps will have to be followed. Same steps can also be applied on Google Now Launcher as well.
We sincerely hope that Google will soon understand that it is necessary to advertise and enable all the great features on any smartphone just like Apple does. Maybe landscape is not that useful for an average user, but then all the features should be known to him also whether he wishes to use it or not is the different story.
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