In this guide, we will show you three methods to increase the app grid beyond 5×5 on the Pixel Launcher. The built-in launcher in Pixel devices is just in sync with the overall UI/UX that Google likes in its ecosystem- a clean barebone design with just the right amount of features. For many, this is exactly what they prefer to have, but in doing so, you might have to cut short a few corners.
One among them is the app grid, which is the total number of apps that could be present in a row and column on your home screen. For instance, if you choose 4×5, then you could have a maximum of 4 apps in a row and 5 in a column. In this regard, the maximum number of possible apps in this grid is 5×5, which seems to be falling on the shorter side for some Pixel users. If you are among them, then this guide will make you aware of a nifty workaround to increase this limit.
How to Increase App Grid beyond 5×5 on Pixel Launcher
There exist three different methods to get this job done: rooted and non-rooted methods. Go through both of them once and then try out the one that checkmarks your requirement.
The only non-root approach through which you’ll be able to get this job done is by switching over to a third-party launcher. In this regard, Nova Launcher is perhaps the best one in this domain. However, the biggest drawback of using a third-party launcher is the fact that the gesture navigations might not work along the expected lines in some cases.
When it comes to the root method, there’s no drawback as such and you could easily add more app grid options in the built-in Pixel Launcher app itself. For that, you should use the Pixel Extended Mod, which offers a ton of goodies and customizations for this launcher. Here’s how to try it out:
- Download the Pixel Launcher Extended Mod [online version] from GitHub.
- Then launch Magisk, go to Modules, and tap on Install from Storage.
- Now select the module and proceed with the on-screen instructions to flash it.
- Once done, restart your device. Then go to Wallpaper & style > App grid and choose the desired grid.
We get it, flashing a custom ROM just for the sake of welcoming abode a feature might sound way too stretched, but if you are among those tech enthusiasts who like to go to great lengths, then there are many custom AOSP ROMs out there that offers this feature, including the crDroid. If we talk about this ROM, then you even get the options of 5×6, 5×7, 5×8, 5×10, 6×6, 6×8, and 6×10.
That’s it. These were the various methods through which you could increase the app grid beyond 5×5 on the Pixel Launcher. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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