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Add and Remove Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen of Galaxy Note8

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, you say? The short answer is, 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. Got it? Good. Some of the most popular 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

Got a penchant for taking selfies every hour? Add a shortcut to the Camera App on your home screen. Learn more here:

  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

Aw, man. You played Temple Run every night you were supposed to be studying at the library and now you find out you failed Calculus. Learn how to remove the temptation from your home screen:

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

  2. Touch Remove shortcut.

Add Widgets

When you can’t go five minutes without checking those new food blogs you bookmarked in Chrome, add it to your widgets! We’ll teach you how, right here.

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

  2. Touch Widgets.

  3. Select the desired widget.

  4. Touch and 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 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

Sick of that widget hanging around? Tell it to take a hike. Learn how to remove widgets from your home screen.

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

  2. Touch Remove.

    For Verizon phones, touch Remove shortcut.

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