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Adding a Widget to the Home Screen on Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

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.

Adding a Widget to the Home Screen

  1. Swipe the Home screen where you want to add widgets. Touch and hold an empty area on the screen.   

       

    Or pinch your fingers together on the screen.

  2. Touch Widgets.   

  3. Touch and hold a widget you want to add to the Home screen.   

  4. Drag the widget to the Home screen and release it.    

Adjusting a Widget Size

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

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

    Some widgets do not support size adjustment.

  3. Touch any empty area to save.   

Moving a Widget

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

  2. Then drag it to a new location.   

Removing a Widget

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

  2. Then drag the widget to Remove at the top of the screen.     

    Removing the widget from the screen does not delete the widget from the device.

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