If you're new to Android completely or even if you just picked up a new device for the first time, there's one pretty annoying Google Play Store setting that you're probably going to want rid of as soon as possible. We're talking about the one that adds a shortcut to your homescreen for each and every application that you ever download.
Luckily, putting a stop to that isn't a difficult process. Here's how.
Simply follow these steps:
- Open up the Google Play Store app on your phone or tablet
- Slide out the menu from the left of the screen
- Open "Settings"
- Under "General" you'll find an option to "add icon to home screen"
- Make sure the checkbox is unticked
From here on out you'll not be filling up your home screen with dozens and dozens of apps as you install them. This is certainly a better option than going through and deleting them all one by one!