How do I remove an icon from my Home Screen?

How do I remove an icon from my Home Screen?

* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.

 

 

If you wish to clear or remove an icon / item on your home screen simply do the following:

 

Note: Step below applies to Android Jellybean. Following the steps below does not uninstall the application but removes the icon only.

 

Step 1: Tap and hold on the item that is present on the home screen. (e.g.: Maps)

 

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Step 2: While holding on the item, drag it towards the Remove option as shown below.

 

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Your mobile device lets you fully customise the Home and Apps screens to contain the information you feel is important, and they can be organised and edited to fit your needs.

  

Adding Apps to the Home Screen

 

Shortcuts are different from Home screen widgets; shortcuts launch an application.

 

To add a Shortcut from the Apps Menu, follow these steps:

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Home screen you want to add a shortcut to, and tap Apps apps .


Step 2: Locate the desired application, then tap and hold the icon. This creates a shortcut to the selected icon and closes the Applications menu. The new shortcut then appears to hover over the Home screen.


Step 3: While still holding the icon, position it on the screen, and release the icon to place the shortcut into position.

 

To add a Shortcut via the Home screen:

 

Step 1: Navigate to the Home screen you want to add a shortcut to, then tap and hold an empty area of the Home screen.

 

Step 2: Tap Apps and widgets.


Step 3: Tap and hold the icon to add it to the Home screen.


Step 4: While still holding the icon, position it on the screen, and release the icon to place the shortcut into position.

 

To delete a Shortcut (similar to the steps given at the top):

 

Step 1: Tap and hold the shortcut you want to delete until the edit screen is activated.


Step 2: Drag the icon over Remove remove at the top of the screen, and release it.

Note: This action does not delete the application; it just removes the shortcut from the current Home screen.

 

 

Adding and Removing Widgets on the Home Screen

 

A widget is a simple application extension that is often part of a larger application already installed on the device. Widgets come in all shapes and sizes, and are customizable, that reside on any available Home screen for quick access. Widgets provide you with quick access to information without requiring you to open the app that manages this information. An example would be the Calendar widget, which provides you a quick view of your upcoming calendar events without opening the Calendar application. 

 

To add a Widget, follow these steps:

 

Step 1: Tap Apps apps, and then tap the Widgets tab at the top of the screen.


Step 2: Scroll to the widget you want to add to a Home screen, then tap and hold it until the edit screen is shown.


Step 3: Continue holding the widget, and move it to the area where you want to add it.


Step 4: Release the widget to place it on the Home screen. If you release the widget on a Home screen where there is not enough room, your device will show the message "No more room on this page" and automatically move the widget to the next available Home screen with adequate room.

 

To remove a widget:

 

Step 1: Tap and hold a widget until the edit screen is activated.


Step 2: Drag the widget over Remove remove  at the top of the screen, and release it.

Note: This action does not delete the widget; it just removes the widget from the current Home screen.

 

Resizing a Widget

 

Some widgets can be resized. To resize a widget, tap and hold the widget, then release. If the widget can be resized, you will see a frame frame  around the widget. Tap, hold, and drag resize  to adjust the size of the widget. When you are satisfied with the new size, release the widget, and tap anywhere outside the widget to exit the edit mode. See the example of a resizable widget below.

 

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Adding and Deleting Home Screens

 

Your device supports up to several Home screens. You can arrange the screens in any order you want. Follow these steps:

 

Step 1:  From any Home screen, tap Menu menu  > Edit page.


Step 2: Tap and hold the Home screen you want to move.


Step 3: Drag it to the location where you would like to place it, and release it. When you move a Home screen, the other Home screens will be reordered automatically.


Step 4: Press the Home home key to return to the main Home screen.

 

To delete a Home screen:

 

Step 1: To delete one, tap Menu menu from any Home screen, and tap Edit page.


Step 2: Tap and hold the Home screen you want to delete, and drag it to Remove remove  at the top of the screen.


Step 3: Press the Home  home key to return to the main Home screen.

 

To add a Home screen:

 

Step 1: Tap Menu menu  from any Home screen, and tap Edit page.


Step 2: Tap the Home screen that contains add and a new screen will appear. Drag it to the location you want.


Step 3: Press the Home home  key to return to the main Home screen.

 

To set Default Home screen:

 

Step 1: From any Home screen, tap Menu menu > Edit page.


Step 2: Tap add home screen at the top of the Home screen you would like to be the default screen.

Note: To quickly access the Edit page function, using two fingers, make a pinch motion on the screen.

 

 

 

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