Galaxy Note9 - Make Your Home Screen Your Own (SM-N960W)

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2020
Galaxy Note9 - Make Your Home Screen Your Own (SM-N960W)

Everyone likes to feel comfortable when they are home, and this applies to your phone as well. You can customize and stylize your phone's Home screen to make it more convenient and, most importantly, to make you feel at home.

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

Landscape Home Screen

You're reading an interesting article on your phone, but it's kind of hard to read when the screen is in Portrait mode. Don't squint, you can make the screen Landscape so the page is easier to read.

1. To change the display mode, open the Quick Settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen using two fingers.

2. By default, the screen will automatically shift when you turn it. Touch Auto rotate to lock the screen in Portrait mode.

Landscape Home Screen 1

3. You can also lock it in Landscape mode, if needed. Touch Potrait to switch again to Auto rotate. Just turn your phone sideways and touch Auto rotate again in Quick Settings.

4. However, some phones are set to Portrait Only Mode by default. When this feature is enabled, the phone will not be able to access Landscape mode, even when you rotate the screen. To change this, touch the Settings icon in Quick Settings.

Landscape Home Screen 2

5. Touch Display.

Landscape Home Screen 3

6. Touch Home screen.

Landscape Home Screen 4

7. Touch the slider next to Portrait mode only to turn this feature off.

Landscape Home Screen 5

8. Now your Home screen will display in Landscape mode when Auto rotate or Landscape mode is active.

Add a Widget

Widgets are like mini versions of apps. They display on your Home screen and when you touch them, they will activate or use an app's features. They're also like a super-powered shortcut.

1. To add a widget, touch and hold an empty area of your Home screen.

2. Touch Widgets.

Add a Widget 1

3. Select your desired widget.

4. Touch and hold the widget and then drag it to your desired location. Then, release it.

Add a Widget 2

5. Touch Back.

Remove a Widget

Widgets are useful, but having too many can make your Home screen look cramped. No worries, you can remove the widgets whenever you want - it's just like tidying your house.

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

2. Touch Remove from Home screen.

Remove a Widget
Organize Your Home Screen

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to find something in a messy home, even if it's a digital one. Here are some examples you can follow to keep your Home screens neat and clean:

  • You can remove unwanted or unused apps from your Home screen by touching and holding the desired app. Then, touch Remove from Home to delete the shortcut from the Home screen. Or, you can touch Uninstall to remove the app from your phone entirely.

  • If you're a folder person, organize the apps into digital folders on your Home screen. Just drag one app on top of another app that you want to put in the same folder. Once you're made the folder, you can enter a name for it and even colorize it.

  • If needed, you can add more Home screens on your phone. It's a great way to organize all your apps and folders. Touch and hold an empty area on your Home screen. Swipe until you reach an empty Home screen and then touch Add to make a new Home screens. To remove an extra Home screen, swipe to that screen, and then touch Remove

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