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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stop Your Phone Automatically Creating Shortcuts on Home Screen

Google Play Store is the most popular place to download any apps for Android device, including with Samsung Galaxy SIII. Here you can search then download bunch of useful apps, both free or paid apps directly through your phone.

See also: How to Access Google Play Store on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you have done downloaded then installing some applications from Play Store, you may realize that some of them will automatically creating shortcuts on your Home screen. For some cases, this will be useful, but for other cases this may will end up your Home screen cluttered and full of any shortcuts. Fortunately, there is an option on Play Store which will allow you to stop your phone automatically creating shortcuts on your Home screen each time you're installing apps from the Play Store.


How to enable or disable auto-add widget on Google Play Store?
If you wants to stop or to let your phone automatically creating shortcuts each time you're downloading the apps from the Play Store, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Play Store.
  3. On Play Store main page, tap the Menu key.
  4. On pop up menu select Settings.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap Auto-add widgets to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this option is turned on.

Disabling this option will make your phone not to creating shortcuts for each new apps you've installed from Play Store. This of course will help you to keep your Home screen clean and avoid it cluttered with so many shortcuts turn up there.

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