Galaxy Note8 - How do I add or remove widgets on the home screen of my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update date : 2017.09.14


To save yourself some time, add your favorite widgets to the Home screen of your phone. Is there actually a difference between apps and widgets? The short answer, yes. In a nutshell, apps are programs you have to open by touching an icon. Widgets are programs that are always active on your Home screen. Some of the most common widgets used are weather updates, event calendars, and Google Search.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Add Widgets

1. From the Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

2. Touch Widgets.

Widgets 1

3. Select the desired widget.

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Note: Some widgets are organized by category. Touch a category to access the widgets included.

4. Touch and drag the widget to the desired location and then release.

Note: If there is not enough space for the widget on the current Home screen, the widget will be placed on a new Home screen.

5. If the widget is resizable, you will see a frame around the widget. To adjust the size of the widget, touch and drag the edges of the frame.

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6. To exit edit mode, touch anywhere outside the widget.

7. To move the widget, touch and hold the widget, and then drag it to a new location.

Remove Widgets

1. Touch and hold the widget you want to remove.

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2. Touch Remove.

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