Managing Apps and Widgets

Samsung Galaxy J3 on Android 7.1.1

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Learn how to use modules, also known as widgets, to help you keep important information at the tips of your fingers. Widgets allow you to do things such as preview upcoming events, see recent emails, and have access to your favorite contacts. You can place apps on your home screen similar to how you place widgets to your home screen.

  1. Step 1/12

    From the Home screen, touch and hold an empty space.

    The indicator is in the center.
  2. Step 2/12

    Tap Widgets.

    Note: For this simulation, we're adding, adjusting, and removing a widget on the Home screen. The steps to modify an app on the Home screen are the same through the Apps menu.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Select a widget category.

    Note: Swipe to view more available widgets.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Touch and hold the widget you'd like to use.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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    Drag the widget to an empty space on a Home screen.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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    Tap the Back button to save your changes.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
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    Drag the widget to a new location.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Drag the blue borders to a new size.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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    Tap outside the widget to save your changes.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    To remove a widget, touch and hold the widget.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Tap Remove.

    Note: Removing an app or widget from the Home screen doesn't uninstall it from your phone. You can uninstall apps and widgets through the Play Store app.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Step 12 of 12:

    You've completed the steps!

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