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Add Apps automatically Hide Apps (Home Screen & App Drawer) Add an App Shortcut Remove App Shortcut App notification dots App locker

Add Apps automatically

When apps are installed on the OnePlus smartphone, an app shortcut is added to the home screen by default.
If you want to do the arrangement yourself, you can disable the automatic addition of app shortcuts at any time.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Tap and hold a  free area  on home screen
Step 2:  Tap on  Home settings
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Add icon to Home screen
  1. Tap and hold a free area on home screen
  2. Tap on Home settings
  3. Enable or disable Add icon to Home screen

Hide Apps (Home Screen & App Drawer)

Whether or not the App Drawer is enabled on the OnePlus smartphone, we can set the display of individual apps and hide selected shortcuts.

Follow these steps to access the hidden apps:

  • With the home screen enabled: Spread apart two fingers on the home screen.
  • When the App Drawer is enabled: By swiping your finger to the right in the App Drawer.

Note: The hidden apps can be shown again by tapping and holding if desired.
In this guide we use the active App Drawer method.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Swipe on a  free area  on home screen
Step 2:  Swipe to the  right
Step 3:  Tap on  Add
Step 4:  Select  apps  to hide
Step 5:  Tap on  Save
  1. Swipe on a free area on home screen
  2. Swipe to the right
  3. Tap on Add
  4. Select apps to hide
  5. Tap on Save

Add an App Shortcut

If the app drawer is enabled, all apps are displayed in an overview.
If we want to add an app shortcut to the OnePlus smartphone's home screen, we simply hold the desired app and drag it up to the home screen.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Swipe a  free area  on home screen
Step 2:  Tap and hold an  app
Step 3:  Drag the  app icon  upwards
Step 4:  Release the  app icon  to position it
  1. Swipe a free area on home screen
  2. Tap and hold an app
  3. Drag the app icon upwards
  4. Release the app icon to position it

Remove App Shortcut

The app shortcuts added to the OnePlus smartphone's home screen can not only be arranged in any order, but can also be removed if an app is not used as often as expected. To do this, we tap and hold the desired shortcut and then select the Remove button.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Tap and hold an  app shortcut
Step 2:  Tap on  Remove
  1. Tap and hold an app shortcut
  2. Tap on Remove

App notification dots

When we receive messages through Messenger, such as WhatsApp or other app notifications, a small dot is displayed by default above the app icon to alert us to new messages and notifications.

The notification points or dots can be disabled on the OnePlus smartphone at any time.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Allow notification dots
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps & notifications
  3. Tap on Notifications
  4. Tap on Advanced
  5. Enable or disable Allow notification dots

App locker

We can additionally protect apps on the OnePlus smartphone with a password request that immediately asks for the unlock method when the selected apps are opened.
The unlock method of the app lock is the lock screen password.
In addition, you can specify whether the content of notifications of locked apps should be displayed on the screen.

Note: If no screen lock has been set up yet, we will be forwarded directly to set it.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Utilities
Step 3:  Tap on  App locker
Step 4:  Tap on  Add apps
Step 5:  Choose the desired  apps
Step 6:  Tap on  Back
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Hide notification content
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Utilities
  3. Tap on App locker
  4. Tap on Add apps
  5. Choose the desired apps
  6. Tap on Back
  7. Enable or disable Hide notification content

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