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Add and Remove Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen of Galaxy S8 Active

To save yourself some time, add your favorite apps and widgets to the Home screen of your phone. Is there actually 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 used are weather updates, event calendars, and Google Search.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Add Apps

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

  2. Touch and hold the app you want to add to the Home screen.

  3. Drag the app to the desired location and then release.

Remove Apps

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

  2. Touch Remove shortcut.

Add Widgets

  1. From the Home screen, touch and hold an empty area.

  2. Touch Widgets.

  3. Touch and hold the desired widget.

  4. Drag the widget to the desired location and then release.

    If there is not enough space for the widget on the current Home screen, the widget will be placed on a new Home screen.

  5. If the widget is resizable, you will see a frame around the widget. To adjust the size of the widget, touch and drag the edges of the frame.

  6. To exit the edit mode, touch anywhere outside the widget.

  7. To move the widget, touch and hold the widget, and then drag it to a new location.

Remove Widgets

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

  2. Touch Remove.

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