What’s On the Home Screen of an Android Phone?

By Dan Gookin

Part of Android Phones For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The main screen on an Android phone is called the Home screen. It’s where all the action takes place: where you start the apps, work the widgets, and check out what’s going on via notification and status icons.

Each phone may sport a different skin, or appearance. The stock Android phone Home screen is shown in the figure. You can find the items in the figure on your own phone’s Home screen, although they may not look exactly the same.