All of your Samsung Galaxy phone’s applications and games can be found in the app drawer. Even more exciting is the wide variety of options available to you for customizing your app drawer.
Best Ways to Improve Samsung Phones’ App Drawer Experience
1. Enable the App Drawer Icon
As a default, your Samsung Galaxy phone will not have an app drawer icon in One UI Home. To access your apps, you will need to use the swipe-up gesture. But if you want things to be more straightforward to use, you can activate the app drawer icon on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
How To Enable the App Drawer Icon
- To do so, long-press on an empty spot on your home screen.
- select Settings.
- enable the toggle next to the Show Apps screen button on the Home screen.
2. Change the App Icon Size
The size of the app icons significantly affects the app drawer. Enhancing visibility and recognition for users with visual impairments can be achieved through the use of larger icons that possess clear and distinct shapes and colors. On the flip side, smaller icons might be more appealing to people who want a neater app drawer.
How to change app icon size on Samsung phones
- Long press on an empty spot on your home screen
- select Settings.
- Then, select Apps screen grid.
- Select your preferred grid for the app drawer and tap Done.
Depending on your preference, you can select a larger or smaller grid, which will adjust the size of the app icons accordingly.
3. Enable Vertical App Drawer
Unlike other Android launchers, One UI Home for Samsung phones has a horizontal app drawer instead of the usual vertical one. There are benefits to the horizontal layout, but if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can alter the scrolling orientation of the app drawer.
How to Enable Vertical App Drawer Using Good Lock App
For this, you will need to use the Home Up Good Lock module. Here are the steps for the same.
- Download and install the Good Lock app from the Samsung Galaxy Store.
- Open the Good Lock app on your phone. In the Make up tab, locate Home Up and tap the download icon next to it.
- Once installed, tap on the Home Up module and select Home screen.
- Enable the toggle next to the Apps list.
4. Hide App Labels
For a more organized and polished look in the app drawer, try hiding the app labels. The Home Up Good Lock module allows you to conceal the app labels on your Samsung Galaxy phone, perfect for those who like a minimalistic setup.
How to Hide App Labels
- open the Good Lock app
- tap on the Home Up module.
- Tap on Home screen
- enable the toggle next to Hide app icon label.
5. Hide Apps From the App Drawer
Do you have any private applications or games that you’d rather not share? If that’s the case, you can get even more privacy by hiding those apps from your Samsung Galaxy phone’s home screen and app drawer.
How to Hide Apps From the App Drawer
- Long-press on an empty spot on your home screen
- and select Settings.
- Select Hide apps on the Home and Apps screen.
- Use the checkboxes to select the apps you want to hide
- Tap Done.
And that’s about it. Your apps will no longer appear on the app drawer or home screen. You can unhide those apps at any time by visiting the Hide apps on Home and Apps screen menu again.
6. Arrange Apps in the App Drawer
Another option is to reorganize the apps in the app drawer so that you can quickly access the ones you use most. In addition to making the app drawer more organized and user-friendly, this feature lets you group apps that are related.
How to Arrange Apps in the App Drawer
- Open the app drawer,
- tap the kebab menu (three-dot icon) in the top right corner,
- select Sort.
- Select Custom order.
- you can long press on an app icon and
- drag it to your preferred app drawer page and location.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Z Fold 3 get Android 14 in US
- How to use Same WhatsApp Account on Both Android & iPhone
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 & Fold 4 get Android 14 update in US
- How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 & 11
- Samsung Galaxy M54 & Galaxy F14 Get One UI 6.0 in Different Regions