Get to know how to use, configure and customize home screen in your Galaxy Note 3.
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Changing the Home screen mode
The Home screen has standard and easy modes.
In easy mode, you can easily access your favourite contacts, applications, and settings by adding shortcuts to the Home screen.
To switch to easy mode, on the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device → Easy mode, and then drag the Easy mode switch to the right.
Adding an application icon
On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel preview.
Adding an item
Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or panels.
Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following categories:
- Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen.
- Folder: Create a new folder.
- Page: Rearrange panels on the Home screen.
Moving an item
Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Removing an item
Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release the item.
Adding a new panel
Tap → Edit page → .
Moving a panel
Tap → Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Removing a panel
Tap → Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap → Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the following:
- Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the Internet.
- Live wallpapers: See animated images.
- Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Then, select an image and tap Set wallpaper. Or, select an image, resize it by dragging the frame, and then tap Done.
Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your Home screen.
To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen.
- Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in additional charges.
- The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Adding widgets to the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen. Put it on a location you want, resize it by dragging the frame if necessary, and then tap anywhere on the screen to save the location of the widget.
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