Android How To: Customize Your App Drawer on Your HTC Droid DNA

The HTC Droid DNA brings with it Sense 4+ which is a new version of HTC's skin. There are some changes in Sense 4+ compared to Sense 4 and 4.1, but not a ton. We're going to show you how to customize your app drawer to fit your needs. It's actually quite simple. We'll be going over how to hide apps, sort apps, and add/remove tabs in the App Drawer. So let's get started.

How to hide Apps in the App Drawer

1. Turn your phone on and unlock it.

2. Next, open up your App drawer

3. Select the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner. It also says "Menu" right below it

4. Select "Hide Apps"

5. Now you'll see something similar to what is shown below

6. Now you can check the apps you want to hide then tap on "Hide" at the bottom right.

7. That's it. Now this doesn't uninstall your apps, it just hides them

How to Sort the Apps in the App Drawer

1. Turn your phone on and unlock it

2. Next, open up the App Drawer

3. Select the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner. It also says "Menu" right below it

4. Next, select "Sort", you'll then be given the following pop up

5. Select the sort by option that you desire. If you don't like it, just follow steps 1-4 and try another option of the default option which is "Alphabetical (A to Z)"

How to edit tabs in the App Drawer

1. Turn your phone on and unlock it

2. Next, open up the App Drawer

3. Select the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner. It also says "Menu" right below it

4. Select "Edit Tabs"

5. From there you'll be able to add/remove the "Frequent", "Downloads" and "Verizon Apps" tabs. To do this:

5-1. Tap and hold on the tab you want to remove

5-2. Once the phone vibrates, drag the tab to the middle of the screen.

6. To add the tabs, do the following:

6-1: Tap and hold the tab you want to add that is in the middle of the screen.

6-2. Drag it down to the rest of the tabs at the bottom.

7. You can also drag them left and right to reorder them

That's all there is to it. Of course, you could install a third-party launcher, but we'll be getting into that a bit later. If you have any other tips for fellow HTC Droid DNA users, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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