Here's how you can prevent Android Ice Cream Sandwich from adding a widget to your home screen each time you install a new app. 1. Open the Google Play Store. 2. Go to Settings. 3. Uncheck the Auto-Add Widgets option. This is a great way to help keep your home screen from getting cluttered with too many widgets.
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