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Mobile World Congress 2019

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Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

MxS
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Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

Hi all

After upgrading to Oreo I can't find the option in Playstore to automatically add icons to my home screen after downloading apps. Is there another setting to turn on this feature on the device itself?

Thankx

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Re: Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

@MxS I can try to get more info on this.



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Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

Hi @MxS,

The option Add icon to Home screen has been removed from the settings for Google Play (Play Store) in Android 8.0. The option was removed by Google and is not available anywhere else on your Xperia device.  

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Apprentice
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Re: Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

Thanks for letting us know.

 

I was hoping for this setting to be back  in Android 9.0 but it is still not there.

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Re: Automatically add icons to home screen when downloading apps

If you still have another device with any previous Android release you can enable it as usual on your account and then this setting will be applied to your Oreo OS. As I understand it's account-wide setting, not device specific.