Put Shortcuts for Favorite Contacts onto the Home Screen of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Steps

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    In order to add a shortcut to the home screen, you'll need to have your phone unlocked.
    You need to be on the home screen.
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    If you're not sure how to get to the home screen, just press the home button one time.
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    Then, locate and tap the "Contacts" icon.
    The icon has a white silhouette of a person's head with an orange background behind. The icon is labeled "Contacts". Tapping "Contacts" will open the "Contacts" menu.
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    Find and tap a contact you'd like to add to the home screen.
    In this case, "Ani Babysitter" is tapped. Once the contact is tapped, we'll be taken to the details of the contact.
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    In order to add a shortcut to the home screen, tap on the "MORE" option.
    The option is at the upper-right side. One tap on "MORE" will open the "MORE" menu.
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    We tap on the "Add shortcut to Home screen" option.
    It is at the very bottom of the menu. One tap on the option will add the shortcut to the home screen. This will be noted in the pop-up message on the screen.
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    In order to confirm that the shortcut has been created, simply press the home button.
    You will get back to the home screen.
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    Once you've pressed the home button, you will find the shortcut on one of the home screens.
    If your home screen is full, you may find the contact on another page. However, in this video, there is an open space below the clock. The "Ani Babysitter" icon will be put into that space.
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    Now, we can call the person with one tap on the shortcut.
    In this video, we can tap "Ani Babysitter" from the home screen.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to add a shortcut to the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your frequently dialed contacts. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please leave them in the area below. We'll make sure to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Questions and Answers

Contact shortcut on to the homepage of Galaxy Samsung 6 - not edge?

How do I create a shortcut from my contact list onto my homepage on my Samsung 6?

You can use a third-party widget or application to place your favorite contacts to your home screens. You can try Favorite Contacts Widget Free, Shortcut Dial Pro, Direct Call Widget 1, Direct Call Widget 2, etc.

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I am trying to restore my contacts that I deleted in error. I had a few with the picture on the home screen. Read the directions on this site, but I don't have the feature it says to use to move the contacts to home display?

I am trying to restore my contacts that I deleted in error. I had a few with the picture on the home screen. Read the directions on this site, but I don't have the feature it says to use to move the contacts to home display.

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For your deleted contacts, go to Google Contacts on the PC. As long as you synced your Google Account recently, then you can choose an option to revert to that sync. Then to put these contacts on the Home Screen:

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    Press and hold an empty space where you want to assign a contact on the Home Screen.
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    Choose the Widgets option at the bottom of the screen when it appears.
    Contact will be one of the options.
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    You can choose a contact's entire info or just the phone number using Direct Dial.
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Add a contact shortcut to the home screen?

Trying to add contact shortcut to the home screen, but when I open contact and press 'More', the option for adding to the home screen is no longer there (it was there previously, as I managed to add before). I have tried: Searching web. I think it was caused by: No idea

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This is now called Direct Dial in the Widgets section of Samsung devices. You can adjust the Home Screen using the directions in the above answer.

There is no option to put contacts on homepage since my S6 was updated?

Can't add contacts to homepage

After the update, Samsung devices can use the Direct Dialer widget for their Home Screen contact options.

The option to add a shortcut to home screen is no longer there?

The option to add a shortcut to home screen is no longer there. I have tried: When I click on the contact I want to add to home screen and then click more, the only options are; delete and link contacts. I think it was caused by: It used to work as the video says to do it.

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Long press on a blank space on the Home Screen. Then tap the Widgets option from the menu that appears to edit your Home Screen with adding the Contacts.

Create favorites for some contacts?

Well, it's for just an S6, not the edge, can you help?. I have tried: Everything. I think it was caused by: I accidentally deleted a whole page with info on it

You can make a contact as a favorite by clicking on the contact card and then tapping the star at the top. This sets your favorites on the device. You can also set them up within Google Contacts on the PC. Sync your phone to Google and the favorites will update.

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Hi, my Galaxy x6 does not have the option to "add to home screen" listed under more when in a contact?

This phone used to have that option but only lists, delete, manage linked contacts, mark as default and share contact as options.

You have to now add directly from the Home Screen through the Widgets option.

See more questions like this: Add an icon to my home page is not an option when I press the more tab on my contacts?

I don't have add shortcut to home screen option on my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge?

When I open the more button it doesn't show the add shortcut to home screen option. I can't add any contacts to home screen shortcuts. I have tried: I have tried the given instructions for add to shortcuts. I think it was caused by: It used to be good before, but after an updated few months ago, I just can't seem to do it!

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