Rearrange, Add and Remove Home Screen Panels on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Eng, Lynn, Anonymous

This tutorial is for new or existing users of Samsung Galaxy Note2 to learn more about customizing and re-arranging the phone's home screen. Below are the steps. Enjoy!

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Removing an icon from the home screen

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    There are five screen panels available on Samsung Galaxy Note2.
    Scroll to the left or to the right to choose the panel you want to work on.
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    The area below the screen, where the icons are located, is called the "Favorites Tray".
    Tap on the icon you want to remove. For this example, I will use the S-Note icon. Please remember that the "Apps" icon cannot be removed from the Favorites Tray. All the other can be replaced.
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    Tap on hold the icon until it turns red and drag it to the trash bin logo to remove it.
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Adding an application

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    Tap on "Apps" from the Favorites Tray.
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    Tap on the application you want to move.
    For this example, I will use the S-Voice application.
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    Drag the application to an available space on the home screen.
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    The application will now be on your home screen.
    You can tap, hold and drag it to adjust its position.
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Adding a folder

Your application can be grouped into folders on your home screen. This will save your screen space and make it look more organized. Below are the steps.

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    Tap and hold to an available space on your home screen.
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    Tap on "Folder".
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    Type in the name you want for your folder and tap "OK".
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    Tap, hold and drag the application you want to move to the folder you created.
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    The folder will now show on your home screen.
    You can tap on the folder and access the application you want inside it.
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Removing an application from a folder

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    Tap on the folder and tap and hold the application you want to remove.
    Drag it to the trash bin logo.
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    Your home screen is now customized.
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    Tap on "Apps" from the home screen.
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    Tap on "Widgets".
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    Tap on the widget you want to add.
    For this example, I will use the calendar.
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    Drag the widget to the area you want it to be on the home screen.
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    To move it, tap and hold the widget until it expands and place it on the location you desire.
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    To remove the widget, tap and hold it and drag it to trash bin logo.
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    It is now removed.
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Tips

  • There are some widgets that need to be set up first before it can be added on the home screen. If you encounter this, just follow the prompt to be able to add it.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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