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Add or Remove Apps and Widgets on Your Home Screen

To save yourself some time, add your favorite apps and widgets to the Home screen of your phone. Is there a difference between apps and widgets? The short answer: yes. In a nutshell, apps are programs you have to open by touching an icon. Widgets are programs that are always active on your Home screen. Some of the most common widgets are weather updates, event calendars, and Google Search. Now you're an app and widget expert!

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Add or Remove Apps on a Home Screen

When you have a lot of apps, it can be difficult to find the app you need. Add frequently used apps to the Home screen, so you can access them faster.

From a Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen. Touch and hold the app you want to add to the Home screen. Drag it to the desired location, and then release. Now you can access the app from your Home screen. Totally convenient.

If you are cleaning up your Home screen and want to remove apps you don't use as often anymore, touch and hold the app you want to remove, and then touch Remove from Home.

Add or Remove Widgets on a Home Screen

Widgets are a simpler version of preloaded apps that are placed on your Home screen. Widgets come in all shapes and sizes, and they provide quick access to information without requiring you to open the app.

From a Home screen, touch and hold an empty area, and then touch Widgets. Touch and hold the desired widget, and then drag it to the desired location. If the widget is resizable, you will see a frame around it. To adjust the size of the widget, touch and drag the edges of the frame. To exit edit mode, touch anywhere outside the widget. To move the widget, touch and hold the widget, and then drag it to a new location.

Note: There maybe multiple widgets available depending on the app selected. If there is not enough space for the widget on the current Home screen, the widget will be placed on a new Home screen.

Don't want that widget anymore? Delete it from the Home screen. First, touch and hold the widget you want to remove, and then touch Remove from Home screen. Bye, bye widget.

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