How to Stop Shortcuts Being Added to Home Screen in Android

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Whenever you install a new app on your Android smartphone, Google Play Store automatically adds a shortcut for the app on your home screen. This could be a handy feature for few users, however for those who install lots of app and don’t want to cutler their home screen then there is a way out. Read more to know how to stop shortcuts being added to home screen in Android.

How to Stop Shortcuts Being Added to Home Screen in Android

Step 1: Open Google Play store app on your Android phone. 

Step 2: Tap on more button from the top right corner. 

Step 3: From the menu, tap on Settings. 

Step 4: Under General settings you should see “Add icon to Home Screen” option.

Step 5: By default it come enabled. simply uncheck the option to disable it.

By following the above steps you can stop shortcuts being added to your Android phone’s home screen when a new App is installed. Although, users can remove the shortcut icon if  they want after they have been added manually, still this would automate the process.

 

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