Samsung has made some major changes to its custom Android software, designed to make its phones seem simpler and more accessible. The Settings menu is less like the index of an encyclopedia. And that’s probably good, right?
It has gone a bit too far with the S10+’s app drawer and homescreens, though. As standard it fits in just 4×5 app icons. It makes the things huge, and instantly gives the phone the look of an Accessibility mobile for those with poor vision.
We love that those modes exist, but having this as the default? Not sure about that, Samsung.
To switch the app drawer and homescreens back to a much more normal 5×6 grid, closer to the layout of the Note 9 and Pixel 3XL, just long press on an empty bit of homescreen. This brings up the Home design screen. Select Home Screen Settings, and in this part you’ll see entries for Home Screen Grid and Apps Screen Grid.
Give them an upgrade to 5×6 and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ suddenly looks more like a phone for grown-ups. If you find your home screen widgets no longer fit properly, just long-press them and drag the resize controls that pop up to fill the display width.