When you get your Moto G (including Moto G 2nd Gen), Moto E (including Moto E 2nd Gen) and Moto X (including Moto X 2nd Gen), there are at least 2 home screen pages. The leftmost page is reserved for Google Now.
So, if you want to add more apps to the home screen, or add some widgets to the home screen, you will need more home screen pages.
Of course, you can use app folders to manage apps in home screen.
This guide will show you how to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, and how to delete home screen pages on these devices.
In the guide, Moto G is used to simplify the text. This guide actually applies to all Moto devices, including Moto G, Moto G 2nd Gen (Moto G 2014), Moto E, Moto E 2nd Gen (Moto E 2015), Moto X and Moto X 2nd Gen (Moto X 2014).
Steps to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X
To add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Enter Moto G home screen
Of course, if you keep tapping Back button, you will also be directed to the “home” of home screen pages.
Step 2: Tap and hold an app on home screen
Once in Moto G home screen, tap and hold (i.e., without releasing your fingers from the screen) an app icon.
For example, in this guide, we tap and hold the Motorola Assist icon a shown below.
Step 3: Move the app rightwards to cross the last home screen page
Without releasing your finger from the screen, move the app icon rightwards as shown above.
Once the icon is approaching the edge of the screen, you will see a white line near the edge as shown above.
This white line is an indicator of next home screen page.
If you are already in the rightmost page of Moto G home screen, this white line tells you that you can add new home screen pages on Moto G now.
At the same time, the home screen page indicator shown in the green box will have a + sign ( as shown above).
Move the app icon cross the white line to reach the new home screen page as shown below.
Step 4: Drop the app to the new home screen page
Release your finger from the screen as shown above . The Assist icon is now in the new home screen page.
This is the normal procedure to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X.
Alternative way to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X
Another way to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X is by adding apps or widgets to home screen.
As you have learnt in this guide, you can add apps to Moto G home screen for quick access.
When you drop the app or widget to Moto G home screen, you have the option to add a new home screen page similarly.
How to delete home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X
In the new Google Now launcher, the maximum number of home screen pages was lifted from 7.
But if you have too many home screen pages, it will defeat the purpose of home screen: you are probably using the phone less efficiently. You probably should remove some seldom-used widgets from the home screen, and use App folders to organize apps.
In Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, you cannot directly remove a home screen page.
A home screen page will be removed automatically when it is empty (no app icons, no widgets on it).
In other words, Google Now launcher does not allow empty home screen pages. Such pages will be removed automatically.
Can you add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X?
If you have problems or questions on how to add new home screen pages on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, please let us know them in the comment box below.
The community will try to hep you.
For more Moto G online manual pages, please check this page.
For detailed step-by-step guides, please check Moto G How-to guides page.