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With a stock home page app on the Samsung S6, I am sick of my apps and widgets moving around and getting deleted. I am not alone, my wife has the same issue on thh Note 5.

Ideally a lock setting would do the trick. But I don't think it exists.

Can someone recommened an app to replace the home page functions. It must have a lock property or setting or an edit mode to lock the apps and widgets in place. I dont care about wallppapers and themes. And I am quite happy to pay for it.

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Apex Launcher does support this. From its app description:

Lock your desktop to prevent accidental changes

And even if you don't care about wallpapers, themes, etc – Apex supports all those. And much more, it is very flexible and adjustable. I've used it for years, and can highly recommend it.

To give you an alternative: Comparable in features as well as in look-and-feel is Nova Launcher. Taking the paid version of the two is almost a 100% match – they just slightly differ in what features are available with their free versions. I've never tried Nova myself, though.

So my recommendation: Give Apex a try. You'll most likely stay with it :)

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  • I am trying it now. Its a shame that the import feature did not work. I will give it a decent try. Feb 25, 2016 at 21:09
  • Just found the lock desktop setting, so I am ticking this answer. Feb 25, 2016 at 21:11
  • Cool. Enjoy Apex (I really do ;)
    – Izzy
    Feb 25, 2016 at 22:40
  • Can be shameless and ask you to vote for my question please Feb 26, 2016 at 1:16
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Total Launcher

Its a very configurable launcher, locking is just one feature. You can even set a custom height and width (in pixels) for every single widget. Its a small 2MB download with many features, and the paid version isn't as expensive as the top brands.

Unlike other launchers, you can't technically add app shortcuts onto your home without a few tweaks. You can however add images onto your desktop, then set it to open an app, like how most other launchers work.

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