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How to delete unused Android home screens

I was working with a new Android tablet and consolidated app icons to a few home screens which left a few empty screens. It took me a while but I finally figured out two ways to get the home screen menu to come up so that I could delete empty screens.

The tablet is running Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Method 1

  1. Place two fingers simultaneously on the screen as if they are on opposite corners of a square.
  2. While pressing on the screen move the two fingers towards each other (towards the center of your imaginary square).
  3. This should popup all the Android home screens as rectangles.
  4. Drag the unwanted screens to the trashcan icon.

Method 2 (See Update)

  1. Tap and hold a single finger on an empty space of a home screen
  2. This will bring up a menu. Select “Add to Home screen”
  3. Next select “Page”
  4. This should popup all the Android home screens as rectangles.
  5. Drag the unwanted screens to the trashcan icon

Update 1.21.14

I tried both of the methods on a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2. Method 1 works but method 2 does not work.