Change the Home Screen Mode on Samsung Galaxy S4

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This is part of the Howikis on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. The link to the mother Howiki is here - USE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

The Home screen is where you will have access to Samsung Galaxy S4's features. This feature may be compared to a door if Samsug Galaxy S4 is a house. Normally, home screens display the icons, widgets, application shortcuts, menus and others. Those are the things that you will usually find on your phone thought it may be customized based on the user's preferences.

"If you are a native Android user,any home screen from any Android OS may be very familiar to you and it may only taker you a few minutes to know the functions of each icon or menu. You also know the possible things to do should there be a specific feature or command that you want to use."

"However, this ease on using any Android's home screen may not be as easy for those people who are still familiarizing themselves with the Android operating system, more specifically, with the Home Screen. With this issue, Samsung is responsive enough to offer a new Home screen mode for those who are still learning this new technology. We will be discussing below on how to change home screen mode to set to your preference."

Changing Home Screen Mode

Samsung Galaxy S4 has two screen modes; the standard and the easy mode. In easy mode, you can add shortcuts to the home screen so you can easily access your favorite applications and settings. To change home screen mode:

Change Home Screen to Easy Mode

  1. 1
    Go to your Home Menu
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Applications icon
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  3. 3
    On the Applications folder, tap on Settings (gear icon)
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  4. 4
    On Settings,tap on My Device
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  5. 5
    Under My Device, tap on Home Screen Mode
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  6. 6
    On Home Screen mode, tap on Easy mode
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  7. 7
    Tap Apply
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Change Home Screen to Standard Mode

  1. 1
    Go to your Home Menu
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Applications icon
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  3. 3
    On the Applications folder, tap on Settings (gear icon)
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  4. 4
    On Settings,tap on My Device
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  5. 5
    Under My Device, tap on Home Screen Mode
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  6. 6
    On Home Screen mode, tap on Standard Mode
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  7. 7
    Tap Apply
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If you are already an Android user, it will always be good to use the standard mode.
  • Do not be afraid to mes up with your phone. Easy mode should be understandable to you even if you are a first-time Android user.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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