How do I add and remove app shortcuts and widgets to and from the Home screen of my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

Last Update date : 2015.01.27

Adding an app shortcut

 

1. Swipe left or right to the Home screen panel on which you want to add an app shortcut (unless you're already on the panel you want). 

 

2. Find the app you want (you may need to swipe left or right) and then touch and hold on its icon. The Apps menu will close and the app you're pressing down on will hover over the Home screen. 

 

3. While still holding the icon drag it to where you want it on the screen and release the icon to place it down.

 

 

Removing an app shortcut

 

1. On the Home screen touch and hold on the app shortcut you wish to remove.

 

2. While still holding the icon drag it to the recycle bin. Note: this will not delete the app, just its shortcut.

 

 

Adding a widget

 

A widget is a simple application extension that is often part of a larger application already installed on the device. Widgets come in various sizes (unlike app shortcuts), are customizable and reside on any available Home screen panel 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 with a brief overview of your upcoming calendar events without you needing to open the Calendar app.

 

Some of your apps have widgets and others don't. Follow the steps below to add a widget to your Home screen.

 

1. Navigate to the Home screen panel on which you want to add a widget (unless you're already on that panel) and then touch and hold an empty area of the screen. Then touch 1 Widgets.

 

2. Swipe left or right to locate the widget you want and then touch and hold on it until the edit screen appears.

 

3. Continue holding the widget and move it to where you want it placed.

 

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 where there is enough space for it.

 

 

Removing a widget

 

1. On the Home screen touch and hold on the widget you wish to remove.

 

2. While still holding the widget drag it to the recycle bin.

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