TPS Tech Tips: Customise your Samsung Home Screen

Most people don’t actively ‘theme’ their phones but they usually change the layout of their home screen. Layout is the way of arranging the apps and widgets on your phone’s screen. Some people like their home screen to be as clean as possible with only little icons visible. Even though we have different preferences, we all believe that the space on our home screen is important.

Here are some ideas for customising your Samsung Home screen’s layout:

Adding Home Screen pages on Samsung

1. Tap and hold on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager
2. Swipe left to scroll the screen to the right.
3. Tap the add button. Each + button adds one home screen to your phone.

Removing Home Screen pages on Samsung

1. Tap and hold on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager.
2. Hold the page you wish to remove.
3. Drag the page over the Remove button and release.

Toggling the Flipboard’s Briefing screen

One of the features of Samsung is the Flipboard app that houses the ‘Briefing’ screen which shows you the latest information on its news stream. While some people find this helpful, some do not. So, here’s how you can turn it on or off:

1. Swipe right to scroll left.
2. Toggle the Briefing switch to on or off, as you desire.

Changing the grid size in Samsung

Another great idea from Samsung is that they allow you to customise your chosen grid size. If you are an app junkie and require all of your apps to be in the same place, then this is perfect for you. If you enjoy your wallpaper, changing the grid size can help you spread out your icons so you can see more of your chosen background.

1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager.
2. Tap on the screen grid option of your choice to preview it:

  • 5×5
  • 4X4
  • 4X5

3. Tap Apply.

Adding a widget to your Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy

1. Tap and hold on your Home screen to bring up Home screen manager view.
2. Tap Widgets.
3. Swipe left to see the available widgets.
4. Tap on the widget you would like to use.
5. Tap and hold the widget option of your choice for your widget.
6. Drag the widget option to the location on the screen where you want it and release.

Removing a Widget on Samsung Galaxy

1. Tap and hold the widget that you want to remove.
2. Drag the widget over the remove button (trash can icon) and release.

Searching for Widgets on Samsung Galaxy

1. Tap and hold on your Home screen to bring up Home screen manager view.
2. Tap Widgets.
3. Tap more in the upper right corner.
4. Tap Search widgets.
5. Type the name or category of the widget that you are looking for.
6. Tap the widget to view its options.
7. Once you find the widget you want to use, drag it to the space where you want it to be placed

These are just some of the ways that you can customise your Samsung’s Home Screen. If you are experiencing any problems with your Android device, don’t hesitate to visit us.

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