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Adding a Widget to the Home Screen on Your Galaxy Tab S

A Widget is an interactive item that can be added to the Home screens of your device to give you quick access to information or tasks you perform frequently. For example, widgets can provide weather updates or notify you of upcoming calendar events. Your device comes with a variety of preloaded widgets that can be customized to fit your needs. You can download additional widgets from Google Play™ Store.

The instructions below are only for devices with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Managing the Classic Home Screen

Adding a Widget to the Home Screen

  1. To add widgets, open the Classic Home screen, touch and hold an empty area on the screen or pinch your fingers together on the screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. Touch Widgets.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Touch and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Classic Home screen and release. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

   

Adjusting widget size

  1. On the Home screen, tap and hold a Widget you want to resize.

  2. Adjust the size of the widget by dragging the frame around it.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Touch any empty area to save.

   

Moving a widget

  1. On the Home screen, touch and hold a widget you want to move.

  2. Touch and hold a widget and then drag it to a new location.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

   

Removing a widget

  1. Touch and hold a widget you want to remove from the Home screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. Then drag the widget to Remove that appears at the top of the screen.  

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

    This action does not delete the app.

   

Removing a panel

  1. Pinch your fingers together on the Home screen or touch an empty space on the Home screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. On the Widgets screen, touch and and hold the panel to remove.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Drag the panel to Remove that appears at the top of the screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

    At least one panel must remain on the Home screen.

Managing the Content Home Screen

The Content Home screen displays Content widgets. You can access an app directly by selecting a Content widget on the Content Home screen.

Adding a Widget to the Content Home Screen

  1. Pinch your fingers together on the Content Home screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. Touch Widgets.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Touch and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Content Home screen and release. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

  

Adjusting widget size

  1. On the  Content Home screen, touch and hold a widget you want to resize.

  2. Adjust the size of the widget by dragging the frame around it.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Touch any empty area to save.

   

Moving a widget

  1. On the Content Home screen, tap and hold a widget you want to move.

  2. Then drag it to a new location.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

   

Removing a widget

  1. Touch and hold a widget you want to remove from the Home screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. Then drag the widget to Remove that appears at the top of the screen.  

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

    This action does not delete the app.

   

Removing a panel

  1. Pinch your fingers together on the Content Home screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  2. On the Widgets screen, touch and hold the panel to remove.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget
  3. Drag the panel to Remove that appears at the top of the screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Widget

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