Here’s how to change default home screen settings in Google Pixel 4a (5G). You can customize Pixel 4a home screen including a set picture on home screen, create app folders, add widgets to the home screen, enable home screen rotation, change app icon shape, and more. Customize the home screen settings you want in your Pixel 4a running stock Android 11 OS (Compatible with Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL).
How to Customize Pixel 4a Home Screen Settings
Step 1: Long press on the blank space of the home screen and tap on “Home settings“.
Google Pixel 4a includes the below-given home screen settings.
Notification dots: Show dots icon on the app when you receive new notifications.
At a Glance: Show next upcoming calendar (Meeting) events and work profile at the top of your home screen. Toggle on it to use.
Add app icons to home screen: You can see the app icon or shortcut to the home screen when you download a new app from the play store.
Swipe to access Google app: Swipe left to open the Google app from the home screen in your Pixels. You can see your favorite topics latest news here. By default turned on this.
Suggestions: It will suggest your recently used apps, most-used apps, and routines. Also, added new suggestions on the home screen in the latest stock Android 11 OS running Pixels.
Allow home screen rotation: Toggle on it to automatically rotate the home screen when your phone is rotated.
How to Set Home Screen Wallpaper in Google Pixel 4a 5G
Step 1: “Long press on the blank area of home screen” in your Pixels. Touch on “Styles & wallpapers”.
Step 2: Select “My photos” to choose your own picture from the gallery or default category wallpaper.
Step 3: Touch on the “Picture” you like.
Step 4: Click “Set wallpaper” at the bottom middle.
Step 5: Tap “Home screen”.
Other options are the lock screen and home screen & lock screen.
Alternative Way: Settings > Display > Styles & wallpapers > Wallpaper > Select the wallpaper category > Choose a wallpaper > Set wallpaper > Home screen
Check Also: How to Customize home screen in Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
How to Add Widgets to Home Screen on Pixel 4a
Step 1: Touch & hold the blank area of home screen and click on “Widgets”.
Step 2: “Touch & hold the widgets” to set home screen in Pixel 4a.
How to Create App Folder on Home Screen in Google Pixel 4a
Step 1: Open the App drawer in your Pixels.
Step 2: Tap & hold the app (One by one) and move it to the home screen.
Step 3: “Touch & hold the home screen app and drag & drop it to another app” to make a new folder. It will automatically create a folder name base on apps.
How to Change the Icon Shape (Home screen & App drawer) in Pixel 4a
Step 1: Long press on the blank space of the home screen and tap on “Styles & wallpapers”.
Step 2: Click on “Style”.
Step 3: Tap on “Screen” and click on “Next” until view the shape options.
Step 4: Select the “Icon shape” from the list and touch on “Next”.
Step 5: “Enter the Name your style” and click on the “Apply” button.
It’s easy to customize home screen in Google Pixel 4a. If you have any kind of query, tell us in the below comment.
How can you lock the homescreen layout on a pixal 4a 5g?
You can’t lock the home screen layout in your Pixel devices. Just customize the home screen you want to set.