Freeze Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Home screen Layout

You can easily add flip apps and widgets on your Samsung Galaxy Z home screen. So you can customize the home screen to your own liking.


Now that you have placed some applications and widgets on your Home screen in the correct order and arrangement, it can sometimes happen that certain apps are moved or deleted. This is annoying, because then you have to do the work of moving the icons back to the right place.

If you are affected by this problem, you will certainly want to know if there is a way to freeze the layout so that your home screen cannot be changed.

This feature is available on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and is called "Lock Home Screen Layout". Where you can find this nice feature in Android and activate it, we will explain here:

Freezing the Home Screen Layout - manual

1. Press with your finger for a long time on a free area of the Home screen.

2. Select "Home screen settings" at the bottom of the screen.

3. In this menu, you can now see the following option:

  • Lock Home Screen Layout

4. Set the switch to "active".

This will prevent elements such as apps and widgets on the home screen from being removed or repositioned on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from now on.

If you try to move an app, you will see the following message on the screen:

  • Element cannot be moved. The home screen layout is locked.

Now you know how to protect the layout of your home screen by using the layout lock function in Android or the OneUI from Samsung.

About the Author

Manuel Solvemix Team small

Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.