Add or remove Edge panels on your Galaxy phone

Apps Edge settings displayed on Galaxy Z Fold2

With so many apps and features on your phone, sometimes it takes a while to find what you need. Kind of like speed dial, the Edge panels on your Galaxy phone let you access your favorite apps and content quickly and easily. And to make things better, you can add, remove, or download Edge panels any time you want.

Note: The Edge panel may not be available on all phone models and software versions.

Add or remove Edge panels

If you always check your favorite sports team's scores and how the stock market is doing, you can add your most-used apps to your Edge panel for quick access.

  1. To open up the menu, swipe left on the Edge panel handle; it's a gray tab on the right side of the screen.

  2. Then, tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear).

  3. Select or deselect the edge panel you want to add or remove. You can select up to ten Edge panels. 

Download new Edge panels

Want Google Maps at your fingertips? How about a Calculator Panel so splitting the tab at dinner is a cinch? Edge panel apps are available for free or purchase.

  1. Swipe left on the Edge panel handle to open up the menu, and then tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear).

  2. Tap Galaxy Store at the bottom.
    Note: If this option doesn't appear, it means your phone cannot download new edge panels.

  3. Select the Edge panel app you want to download, and then follow the on-screen prompts to download it.

Galaxy Store option in Edge panel

Note: Some downloadable Edge panels may require you to purchase them. Some devices may not be compatible with downloading additional Edge panels.

Edit the Apps Edge panel

The customization doesn't end with adding and removing apps; you can also edit the Apps Edge panel. For example, if you use some apps more than others, you can move it to the top of the list.

  1. Swipe left to open the Edge panel and then tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear). 

  2. Tap Edit below the Edge panel you want to customize.

    Note: The Edit option may not appear unless you've selected the panel. Additionally, not all individual Edge panels can be edited.

    Edit highlighted below an Edge panel on a Galaxy phone
  3. While still in the Edit menu, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap the switch next to "Show recent apps" to turn this feature on or off.

  4. Additionally, you can even create App pairs on the Apps edge panel to make multitasking easier.

Edge panel handle settings

The Edge panel handle is so transparent, you can barely see it on the side of your phone's screen. If you don't like this, you can customize the handle's position, size, color, and transparency to fit your needs.

Swipe left on the Edge panel handle to open up the menu, and then tap the Settings icon; it looks like a gear. Tap Back at the top of the screen, tap Handle, and then customize the settings as desired.

A list of Handle settings for Edge panel on a Galaxy phone

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