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How to Manage Home Screen Pages on the Android Tablet

Some Android tablets let you add, remove, and rearrange Home screen pages. The number of pages you can add or remove depends on the tablet, and not every tablet lets you rearrange the Home screens. If you’re able to manage the Home screens, the procedure works like this:

  1. Long-press the Home screen.

    A Home screen menu appears. It can be used to add apps or widgets, change wallpaper, and manage Home screen pages.

  2. Choose the Page command.

    After choosing the Page command, you see an overview of the Home screen pages.

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  3. Work with the Home screen thumbnail images.

    For example, drag the thumbnail pages hither and thither to rearrange their order.

    To delete a page, drag it to the Delete icon, similar to the way apps and widgets are removed, but in this instance you’re removing an entire Home screen page — and all its contents.

    To add a Home page, touch the Plus icon. On some tablets, the Plus icon may appear atop the screen. If a Plus icon doesn’t appear, your tablet probably has the maximum number of pages.

  4. Touch the Done or Save button when you’re done.

    If such a button isn’t available, touch the Back icon.

Some tablets allow you to set the primary Home screen page, which doesn’t necessarily have to be the center Home screen page. There are different ways to accomplish that task. Most common is to touch the Home icon in a thumbnail’s preview.

If you can’t locate the Page command, or the Home screen lacks a long-press menu, try pinching the Home screen: Touch the screen with two fingers and drag them together. If that doesn’t work, your tablet most likely doesn’t allow you to mess with the Home screen pages.

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