Customize Your Home Screen

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Screens

 

Your device comes with multiple Home screens to hold app shortcuts and widgets. You can add, remove, change the order of screens, as well as choose a different main Home screen.

 

1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.

 

2. Use these options to manage screens:

 

Align shortcuts: Tap Align to move all apps shortcuts into a line at the top of a screen.

 

Remove a screen: Tap Remove.

 

Set a screen as the main Home screen: Tap Main Home screen at the top of a screen. This screen is displayed when you tap Home.

 

Change the order of screens: Touch and hold a screen, and then drag it to a new position.

 

Add a screen: Swipe to the end of the screens, and then tap Add.

 

Hello Bixby: Swipe right, and tap On/Off to enable.

 

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Wallpapers and Themes

Set visual themes for all system screens and icons on your device. Change the look of the Home and Lock screens with wallpaper. You can display a favorite picture or choose from preloaded wallpapers.

 

1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.

 

2. Tap Wallpapers and themes to customize.

 

For more information, see “Wallpapers and Themes

 

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Widgets

Widgets are simple application extensions that run on a Home screen. There are many kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many others.

 

To add a widget to a Home screen:

 

1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.

 

2. Tap Widgets.

 

3. Touch and hold a widget, drag it to a Home screen, and release it.

 

To remove a widget:

 

1. From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget to open the options menu.

 

2. Tap Remove shortcut.

 

• Removing a widget does not delete the widget, it just removes the widget from the Home screen.

 

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Home Screen Settings

Customize your Home and Apps screens.

 

1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.

 

2. Tap Home screen settings to customize:

 

Home screen layout: Set your device to have a Home and Apps screen, or only a Home screen where all apps are located.

 

Home screen grid: Choose a dimension option to determine how icons are arranged on the Home screen. The numbers indicate how many icons can be placed horizontally by how many icons can be placed vertically.

 

Apps screen grid: Choose a dimension option to determine how icons are arranged on the Apps screen. The numbers indicate how many icons can be placed horizontally by how many icons can be placed vertically.

 

Apps button: Add an apps button to the Home screen for easy to access to the Apps screen.

 

Hide apps: Select apps to hide, tap Apply.

 

Hello Bixby settings: Configure Hello Bixby features.

 

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App Shortcuts

You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any Home screen.

 

To add a shortcut:

 

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

 

2. Touch and hold an app shortcut to open the options menu.

 

3. Tap Add shortcut to home.

 

To remove a shortcut:

 

1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to open the options menu.

 

2. Tap Remove shortcut.

 

• Removing a shortcut does not delete the app, it just removes the shortcut from the Home screen.

 

To move a shortcut from one Home screen to another:

 

1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to release it.

 

2. Drag the app shortcut to a new Home screen, and then release it.

 

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Folders

Place folders on a Home screen to organize items.

 

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Create a Folder

You can create an app folder on a Home screen.

 

1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut and drag it on top of another app shortcut until a highlighted box appears.

 

2. Release the app shortcut to create the folder.

 

Enter folder name: Enter a name for the folder.

 

Palette: Change the color.

 

Add apps: Place more apps in the folder. Tap apps to select them, and then tap Add.

 

3. Tap anywhere outside of the folder to close it.

 

• To add more apps, touch and hold an app shortcut and drag it to the folder.

 

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Remove a Folder from a Home Screen

You can remove a folder that you added to a Home screen.

 

1. Touch and hold the folder to open the options menu.

 

2. Tap Delete and confirm when prompted.

 

 

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