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.

 

52 thoughts on “How to remove unused Android home screens”

  1. It did not work on my android ZTE jelly bean 4.1.2 can anybody help cuz I have about 8 empty screen and its driving me crazy

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