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One UI 3.0 Folders reduced to 3x4 - please reverse this stupid change

(Topic created on: 11/02/21 14:54)
MGSteve
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I just accepted the update to Android 11 and One UI 3.0 on my Samsung Galaxy S10 a couple of days ago.

Most changes I see are positive but the one I absolutely HATE is the change from 4x4 grid to 3x4 grid in folders. I have seen a posting on the UI Beta programme with 23 pages of complaints, but as it's in the 'Suggestions' section I doubt if any developer has seen it - there are certainly no useful replies, only more and more annoyed users complaining. So I am raising this here as a direct complaint against the production version of this software.

Why was it changed? did anyone complain that they had too many icons in a folder?? now my most used groups of apps like Google apps and Travel apps spread over 2 screens instead of one.

This same update *increased* the number of icons I can have on a home screen by allowing a 5x6 grid, so why on earth was the grid size on folders *reduced* and with no option to choose? There's an old adage in software development: "if it ain't broke don't fix it" - there was never a problem with 4x4 grid in a folder (unless some people might have wanted more, not fewer icons)

If others agree please add to this post. Samsung developers: please respond and do something about this annoying and unwanted change.

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ghosty
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you can change this setting in the good lock home up app, you can go from 3x3 all the up to 7x7 for folders there

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Pugs1957
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This is just a forum for fellow Samsung users, I doubt any developers come here.
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you can change this setting in the good lock home up app, you can go from 3x3 all the up to 7x7 for folders there

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MGSteve
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Fair enough - I doubt if company policy would allow a direct reply. But how else to get enough people to raise it with them to reverse this bad change? 

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MGSteve
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Thanks,

I found the Good Lock app in the Galaxy store, added the Home Up module, and found exactly what I wanted: settings to customize the grid size in folders - and a whole lot else that I don't really need but might try sometime.

I'm still amazed that I have to install a 3rd-party app to fix what should be in the native UI, but at least I have a solution.

 

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glad it was what you were after 👍
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The only thing is that  Task Change and Edge Lightning do not seem to be updated yet, Good Lock certainly useful app though.  https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-good-lock 

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I'm sure they will in time, I look forward to trying them out being a first time Samsung user
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This "fix" doesn't update the secure folder, that remains locked to 3x4 regardless of the option chosen in the Good Lock/Home Up app

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yes that is true, you can't even create folders in secure folder either so it is a different beast altogether.
however I am pretty impressed with how secure folder works now I understand it, it is way more secure/private than any other equivalent I've used
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