Rearrange, Add and Remove Home Screen Panels on Samsung Galaxy S2

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Initially, the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S2 has seven home screens. You can set your desired home screen as the main screen. You can also display your favorite applications, shortcuts and folders in each of the home screens.

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Navigating the Home Screens

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    The main home screen is located in the middle of the seven home screen panels, with three home screens on either side.
    To see the other home screens, just stretch the screen with your finger either left or right.
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    You can also access the main home screen by pressing the "Home" key.
    beside
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Understanding the Application Menus

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    The application menu is where your phone stores the default applications and your downloaded apps.
    Initially, Samsung Galaxy S2 has four default application menus. When you add or download new applications, the number of your available application menus will be increased.
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    To access the application menu, just tap the application
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    icon
    .
    The first application menu will be shown. To get to the other application menus, just sweep the screen with your finger either to the right or to the left. You can choose the application that you want to put on your home screen
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Accessing the Sub-Menus

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    Sub-menus are available from any home screen on your device.
    Just press the "View Type"
    beside
    icon.
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    The sub-menu and options will be displayed.
    Just choose the option you want.
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Moving, Adding and Deleting Home Screens

Samsung Galaxy S2 has seven home screens, and you can arrange them the way you want, to meet your needs.

Moving a Home Screen

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    Tap the "Home" key
    beside
    .
    The home screen will be displayed.
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    Press "View Type"
    beside
    .
    Click
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    .
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    Select and hold the home screen you want to rearrange or move.
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    Press the "Home" key
    beside
    to exit or return to the main home screen.
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Adding a Home Screen

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    To add a home screen, just touch the "Home" key
    beside
    .
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    Touch the "View Type"
    beside
    and tap
    beside
    .
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    Press and hold the blank home screen that has the "plus"
    beside
    sign and drag it to place in the new location
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  • Please note that the
    beside
    will only be shown if a home screen has previously been removed.

Deleting a Home Screen

Your phone has seven home screens. You can delete any of the home screens and you can also add them on again later.

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    To activate the home screen, just press the "Home" key
    beside
    .
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    Touch the "View Type"
    beside
    then tap
    beside
    .
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    Press and hold the home screen that you want to remove, then drag it to the trash bin.
    beside
    It is located at the bottom of your screen
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    The
    beside
    prompt will be shown, and if there are items or apps on the home screen that you want to remove, you can do so.
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    Tap
    beside
    if you want to continue removing the home screen
    .
    Otherwise, tap
    beside
    .
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    Press the "Home" key
    beside
    to exit or to return to the main home screen.
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Questions and Answers

On the Samsung Galaxy S2 how do you take off the writing on screen?

The writing you are referring to could be wallpaper. If you want to take it off, you can change it by going to your Home screen > Menu key > Settings > Display >Screen Display > Wallpaper > Gallery > Choose the wallpaper of your choice.

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You can also change the Lock screen wallpaper by going to Home screen > Menu key > Settings > Display >Screen Display > Lock Screen Wallpaper > Gallery > Gallery > Select the wallpaper of your choice.

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On your keyboard, you will need to press on the ABC button on your keyboard. This will enable you to use the lettered keyboard to type your messages.

See more questions like this: How to remove home screens on Samsung J5?

How do you add another Home screen to your Samsung Galaxy S2?

Adding another Home screen to your Samsung Galaxy S2 is a pretty easy operation. You only have to follow the points stated below:

  • Choose the "Menu" button from your existing home screen.
  • Now click "Edit".
  • Tap on the "+", which you'll notice.
  • Congratulations! An additional home screen will appear. Now you can move it wherever you want.
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I am not following your question about adding a whole second home screen to your device. You can in fact add different applications or icons to your home screen but your device will continue to only have one official home screen. If you are looking to use an outside application to generate a whole second home screen on your device then you can download this application from the Google Play store to your device, type in home screen design to see a number of home screens you can choose from to download.

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How to delete the phone, messaging, contacts, and application icons on bottom of Samsung Galaxy S2?

How to delete them from the phone and insert new ones

On your device you will find these icons on the bottom of the screen. In order to remove them, simply press and hold on the icons to move them around your screen and out of your panel.

If you want to add something to the bottom of your screen you will simply need to long press over another icon and move it to the bottom of your screen where the previous icon was located.

These icons can be added from your menu or even your home screen itself, so you can replace whatever icons you want to replace.

http://samsunggalaxysforums.com/showthread.php/1752-Arrange-Categorise-Apps-Icons

Can you tell me how to add more home screens?

I removed the extra screens from the home screen not thinking I might want to add more apps. How can I add more screens again?

You can add home screens on your phone by doing the following.

  • Go to your home screen.
  • Touch the "Home" key.
  • Touch the Menu button.
  • Select Edit.
  • Press and hold the home screen with a plus sign icon, then drag it to your preferred location.

Hi....trying to set one particular home screen as default?

Trying to set a default home screen

On home screen touch menu button > Add or Remove a Screen > Touch House icon on desired screen.

Are shortcuts still possible, and if so how are they created?

Just installed a firmware update yesterday. Now almost all icons on 7 screens are gone. I want to add shortcuts to specific contacts I call frequently.

  • Go into your Contacts app.
  • Tap on the contact you want to create a shortcut for.
  • Hit your Menu key, which is the lower-left button on your phone.
  • Tap the panel that says Add Shortcut to Home.

I accidentally removed the icons from the screen, I want them back?

I inadvertently removed the icons from my computer screen, I need them back. Please help me to restore them

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I can't find edit mode when I push home screen on Samsung S2?

I have three panels on my Samsung S2. I want to delete one of them. When I push the menu button while I am on the home screen the "edit" function doesn't appear.

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How to retrieve a shortcut icon that has been accidentally put it the trash?

I have accidentally removed 2 shortcut icons from my home page & I don't know how to get them back. I can only remember what 1 of the icons was!! Is there anyway of getting them back or looking in the trash can (remove section at bottom of phone) I have a Samsung Galaxy S2

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I don't have the view option listed here to perform these actions. My home screen is on 7 and I want it on 4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 T-Mobile

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Hi, I figured out the page change?

Hi, I figured out the page change. Just trying to teach myself something new about my phone that I didn't already know

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My screen is broken, I want a new one and searching an expert who can change it and take charges?

My screen is broken, I want a new one and searching an expert who can change it and take charges

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Can I delete from the main screen?

I happened to touch a name in phone list and moved it without knowing this could happen. It is now a shortcut on the main screen. How can I delete it from the main screen

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I can't find out how to do it! I've tried everything and it's so frustrating! I know you can help.

When I tapped and held the view type icon nothing pops up.

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I have an app on the more app screen that I didn't know I was installing. It is the same name and the one on the home screen. My Heritage?

My Heritage is on the more app screen. That is the one I am trying to get off my phone. The one that I was installing is on the home screen. MyHeritage is a family tree program. I know how to remove the apps on the home screen. I need help getting that off on my phone. When I click on it, it wants money. Got to close everything to stop it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. I have tried: I went to the home screen and clicked edit and went back to the more app thing and couldn't do anything with it. I tried to look for the software manager so that I could try that. No luck so far.. I think it was caused by: I think when I loaded the my heritage app somehow it installed both or maybe I clicked in the wrong place.

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