How to remove unused Android home screens

Buried somewhere in an android forum there are probably a thousand articles explaining how to remove unused home screens on Android devices.  That said, I couldn’t find a single article, or I found old articles saying it was not possible.  I discovered how and wanted to share my new found knowledge.

My hardware:  I am using the AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide, running Android Gingerbread 2.3.6.

How to remove/delete unused android home screens:

Method one:

  • Place two fingers on any home screen and drag in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction.
  • All active home screens will appear and you can drag any unused screens to the trash.
  • You can also restore deleted home screens the same way by clicking the giant plus sign on the deleted home screen icon.

Method two:

  • From your main (center) home screen, press menu and choose edit.
  • All active home screens will appear and you can drag any unused screens to the trash.
  • You can also restore deleted home screens the same way by clicking the giant plus sign on the deleted home screen icon.

 

48 thoughts on “How to remove unused Android home screens

  1. Thank you so much….THIS has been driving me nuts!!!! I appreciate you helping me figure this out quickly!

  2. Thanks so much! I know there’s a third way because I JUST did it this morning, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember what I did. The circular motion worked on.my HTC.

  3. 감사합니다.
    Thank you, Thank you. I spent a time for looking for this “how-to”.
    Worked on LG PRADA 3.0, running Android Icecreamsandwich 4.0.4.

  4. FINALLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! My kid found it the other day by accident, so no one was really sure how he did it.

  5. wow! thanks! worked on my Alcatel OT-5021e. I thought it was impossible to delete other home screens. Many many thanks again!:)

  6. Tnx a million, also couldn’t figure it out and the Android help at all, one would think a simple thing like that would be explained in the help section. I’m used to Android on phones which always has the menu button, but not on tablets…

    Thank you very much.

  7. Non of These methods worked in my HTC One V. Please say applicable and real methods. If any one can do these in One V model???!!!

  8. thank you very much! I had five unused home screens and that was driving me crazy. Worked on a galaxy ace plus.

  9. Did not work on the avail 2. However, holding one finger down and swiping up the middle of the screen did.

  10. Awesome blossom….★★★★★

    Worked for jelly bean 4.2.1 on samsung galaxy tab gt p6200.

  11. Worked on my Nexus 5:
    Just take any application to that new screen and then take it off from there. either move to to previous screen or remove it.
    Empty screen will go away

  12. it does not work on a Micromax MA d A94 model phone in india with OS 4.2.2 android any suggestion

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