Galaxy S7 - How do I add the Weather and Clock widget to the Home screen of my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Last Update date : 2018.02.20


A Widget is an interactive item that can be added to the Home screens of your device to give you quick access to information or tasks you perform frequently (weather updates, calendar events and many others).

With the previous version of Android (Lollipop), you were used to have the Weather and Clock widget displayed on the main Home screen of your Samsung device. With the new version of Android (Marshmallow) this widget is not displayed by default on your Home Screen. Take the following steps to add the Weather and Clock widget on the Home Screen of your Galaxy S7, so it can look like your previous Samsung device.

Important: Previous owners of Samsung devices were used to a special weather widget, that would display a picture in the background, related to the current weather. This widget was provided thanks to a commercial agreement between Samsung and AccuWeather. This agreement has come to an end (few years ago) so Samsung had to create a new weather widget.

Note: The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version (Android 6.0 Marshmallow for this FAQ).

Remove the Weather Widget

Before adding the Weather and Clock widget on your main Home Screen, you need to remove the Weather widget which is displayed by default on it. Without this operation, you will not be able to add the Weather and Clock widget:

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1. Touch and hold the Weather widget. Then drag it to the Remove icon that appears at the top of the screen.

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2. This operation will not delete permanently the widget. The widget is only removed from the home screen. You can add it back or add another one using the Widgets menu (see next section).

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Add the Weather and Clock widget

1. To add a widgets, touch and hold an empty area on the screen. Then touch Widgets.

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Note : You can also pinch your fingers together on the screen to acces the menu.

2. Swipe to the right (or to the left) to access all available widgets until you find the Weather widgets.

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3. Touch the Weather widgets to access all the widgets this category hold.

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4. Touch and hold the Weather and Clock widget, then drag it to a Home screen and release it.

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Note : You can adjust the size of the widget by dragging the sides of the blue frame.

5. Once the widget is set, touch the icon representing a cloud to add the weather predictions corresponding to your city.

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