How to Prevent an App Shortcuts From Automatically Appearing on Your Home Screen

App ShortcutsYou may have noticed that every new app you download receives a nice little shortcut icon on your home screen. It’s fairly easy to prevent app shortcuts from automatically appearing on your home screen and requires only a few simple steps.

  • Open up the Play store on your Android device
  • Click on the Menu icon (varies with device – most likely 3 lines or dots)
  • Choose Settings
  • Uncheck box next to “Auto-add widgets”

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