Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Last Update Date : Apr 13. 2018

Customise Home Screen

The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. Customize your Home screen by adding application shortcuts, widgets, folders, and using wallpapers.

Home Screen Overview

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

    •Apps Folder: For your convenience, there are several applications that are grouped into a folder on the main Home screen.
    •Notification icons: Display new messages and emails, notifications, available software updates, and so on.
    •App shortcuts: Shortcuts to your favorite applications.
    •Status Bar: Displays device status icons (right) and notification icons (left).
    •Apps screen: Allows quick access to all of your applications.
    •Status icons: Display information about the device, such as the network signal strength, battery level, the time, and so on.
    •Home screen indicator: Indicates which Home screen is presently displayed.
    •Widget: Self-contained application that runs on the Home screen (not a shortcut).

Manage Home Screens

Your device comes with multiple Home screens to hold apps and widgets. You can rearrange the Home screens in a different order.

1 Touch and hold an empty space or pinch fingers together on the screen.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Use these options to manage screens:

•Add a screen: Swipe to the end of the screens, and then touch Add.

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

 •Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a screen to detach, and then drag it to Remove.

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

  •Set a screen as the main Home screen: Choose a Home screen and touch Main Home screen at the top of a screen to set as default Home display screen. This screen displays when you press the Home key  .

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

  •Change the order of screens: Touch and hold a screen to detach, and then drag to a new position.

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 To Exit editing the Home screens, touch Back or Home key.

Add App Shortcuts

You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any Home screen.

 

Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch and hold an app shortcut, drag it to a Home screen and release it.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Remove a Shortcut

1 Touch and hold a shortcut to detach from Home screen.
2 Drag the icon to Remove and release it.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Note: Removing a shortcut does not delete the app, it just removes the shortcut from the Home screen.

Add Widgets

Widgets are self-contained apps that run on a Home screen. There are all kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many others.

 

Add a Widget to a Home Screen

1 Touch and hold an empty space or pinch fingers together on the screen.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Touch Widgets.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 Touch and hold a widget, drag it to a Home screen and release it.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Remove a Widget

1 From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget to detach from Home screen.
2 Drag the widget to Remove and release it.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Note: Removing a widget does not delete the widget, it just removes the widget from the Home screen.

Add Folders

Place folders on a Home screen to organize items.

 

Add a Folder to a Home Screen

1 From a Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut.
2 Drag the shortcut over another app shortcut and release.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 Enter a folder name.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
4 Touch Back. A folder is created with the shortcuts inside.

Use Folders

1 Touch a folder to open it and access the shortcuts inside.
2 To add shortcuts to a folder, drag each app shortcut onto the folder and release.
3 Touch Folder colors to change the folder’s color scheme.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
4 To delete a folder along with all the app shortcuts inside, touch and hold the folder until it detaches from Home screen, and then drag it to Remove and release.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Change the Wallpaper

Change the look of the Home and Lock screens with wallpaper. You can display a favorite picture, or choose from preloaded wallpapers.

1 To change the wallpaper, touch and hold an empty space or pinch fingers together on the Home screen.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Touch Wallpapers.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 Choose from HOME SCREEN, LOCK SCREEN, or HOME AND LOCK SCREENS. For this example, touch HOME SCREEN.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
4 View the preloaded wallpapers on your device at the bottom of the screen, and touch a thumbnail to preview.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Note: To select a wallpaper from your saved pictures other than the preset wallpapers, touch From Gallery. Navigate to the picture's folder and touch the picture to select it. You can crop and resize the image by swiping two fingers in and out. Touch DONE to save picture as your wallpaper.

5 Touch SET AS WALLPAPER to apply the selected wallpaper.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

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