Access all apps on your Galaxy phone

Note20 that's displaying the Apps screen

Accessing your apps is easier than ever; all you have to do is swipe up or down to see them all. On newer phones with the Oreo or Pie update the Apps button has been removed. But don’t worry, if you prefer having the button we can show you how to get it back.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Find all apps without the Apps button

Let's check out all those great apps you have installed on your phone.

From the Home screen, swipe up or down. All of your apps will be listed on the Apps screen. If you have a lot of apps, swipe to the right or left to see them all.

The Apps screen with a list of apps on a Galaxy phone

Add the Apps button

If you're missing the old Apps button, it's just a few quick steps away.

Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Home screen. Next, tap the switch next to the "Show Apps button on Home screen." The Apps button will now appear in the corner of your Home screen.

Show Apps screen button on Home screen switched on with a Galaxy phone

Add apps to your Home screen

If you prefer to see all your apps right on your Home screen, you can add them for quicker access. It's similar to the setup of iOS devices.

Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Home screen. Tap Home screen layout, and then choose Home screen only. Tap Apply, and then navigate back to your Home screen. You can swipe left or right to see all of your apps.

Note: When this option is enabled, swiping up on the Home screen will display suggested apps and a search bar. The rest of your apps will only appear on the Home screen.

Home screen layout with Home screen only selected
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