Here are some important settings for Google PlayStore which you should know. Settings that keep the kids (or yourself) from making random in-app purchases, or content filtering for folks who want to sort mature-rated apps out of the store. But there is one setting that you need to look at before you do anything else — the one that adds a shortcut to your home screen for each and every app you install from Google Play.
It’s enabled by default, and therein lies the issue. Some of us want a shortcut for all the apps, others want to do things manually and only add a few. If you don’t change the default, you can become inundated with shortcuts. This is especially true when you are setting things up for the first time, and install all the apps in your list in one shot.
You can easily change this default settings from Settings section. Just Open the menu » settings » general » you’ll find an option that says “add icon to home screen.” If that box is checked, an icon for every app you install will be added to your homescreen, in a seemingly random fashion. Uncheck it and they won’t.