Galaxy Tab S2: How do I customize the Home screen layout on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
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
•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.
•Add a screen: Swipe to the end of the screens, and then touch Add.
•Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a screen to detach, and then drag it to Remove.
•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 .
•Change the order of screens: Touch and hold a screen to detach, and then drag to a new position.
Add App Shortcuts
You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any Home screen.
Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen
Remove a Shortcut
Note: Removing a shortcut does not delete the app, it just removes the shortcut from the Home screen.
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
Remove a Widget
Note: Removing a widget does not delete the widget, it just removes the widget from the Home screen.
Place folders on a Home screen to organize items.
Add a Folder to a Home Screen
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.
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.
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