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

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Eng, Lynn, Nuance

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!

Customizing Your Home Screen

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
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    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
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    You can tap, hold and drag it to adjust its position.
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Removing An Icon From The Home Screen

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    Screen Panels
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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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    Favorites
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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 others can be replaced.
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    Trash
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    Tap on hold the icon until it turns red and drag it to the trash bin logo to remove it. This won't remove the app from your device, just from the favorites.
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Adding a Folder

Your applications 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 on 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 applications you want to move to the folder you created
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    The folder will now show on your home screen
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    You can tap on the folder and access any of the applications you put 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
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    Drag it to the trash bin logo
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Widgets

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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
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    For this example, I will use the calendar. # Drag the widget to the area you want to place it 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 has now been removed
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YOUR HOME SCREEN HAS NOW BEEN CUSTOMIZED!


Tips

  • There are some widgets that need to be set up first before they can be added to your home screen. If you encounter this, just follow the prompt to be able to add it.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Eng, Geraldin Carniyan

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