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Home Screen

The Home screen is the starting point for using your device.

  • Status Icons: Displays information about the device, such as the network signal strength, battery level, and the time.
  • Status Bar: Displays device status icons (right) and notification icons (left). 
  • Apps List: Allows quick access to all of your applications.
  • Home Screen Indicator: Indicates which Home screen is currently visible. Swipe right to open Flipboard Briefing. 
  • App Shortcuts: Launches your favorite applications. 
  • Widget: Runs as a simple application extension (not a shortcut) on a Home screen. 
  • Notification Icons: Displays new emails, notifications, available software updates, and more. 

Customizing your Home screens by adding application shortcuts, widgets, folders, and custom wallpapers.

Home Screen Manager

From a Home screen, pinch the screen. 

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Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.

Manage Home Screens

Your device comes with multiple Home screens to hold app shortcuts and widgets. You can add, remove, change the order of screens, as well as choose a different main Home screen. 

  1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
  2. Use these options to manage screens:
  • Add a Screen: Swipe to the end of the screens, and then tap Add.
  • Remove a Screen: Touch and hold a screen, and then drag it to Remove
  • Set a Screen as the Main Home Screen: Tap Main Home screen at the top of a screen. This screen is displayed when you press the Home key. 
  • Change the Order of Screens: Touch and hold a screen, and then drag it to a new position. 

App Shortcuts

You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any Home screen. 

Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen

You can add a shortcut to a Home screen.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps. 
  2. Touch and hold an app shortcut, drag it to a Home screen, and then release it. 
Remove a Shortcut

You can remove a shortcut that you added to a Home screen. 

  1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to release it.
  2. Drag the app shortcut to Remove and release it. 

Note: Removing a shortcut does not delete the app; it just removes the shortcut from the Home screen.

Move a Shortcut

You can move a shortcut from one Home screen to another.

  1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to release it.
  2. Drag the app shortcut to Move and release it.
  3. Swipe to a new Home screen.
  4. Tap the shortcut to place it in the next available location, or drag it to a specific location and release it. 

Widgets

Widgets are simple application extensions that run on a Home screen. There are many kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many others. 

Add a Widget to a Home Screen

You can add a widget to a Home screen.

  1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
  2. Tap Widgets. 
  3. Touch and hold a widget, drag it to a Home screen, and release it.

Remove a Widget

You can remove a widget that you added to a Home screen.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget to release it.
  2. Drag the widget to Remove and release it.

Note: Removing a widget does not delete the widget, it just removes the widget from the Home screen.

Wallpapers

Change the look of the Home and Lock screens with wallpaper. You can display a favorite picture or choose from preloaded wallpapers.

  1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
  2. Tap Wallpapers to customize.

Folders

Place folders in a Home screen to organize items.

Create a Folder

You can create an app folder on a Home screen.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut and drag it on top of another app shortcut until a highlighted box appears. 
  2. Release the app shortcut to create the folder. 
  • Enter Folder Name: Enter a name for the folder.
  • Palette: Change the color.
  • Add Application: Place more apps in the folder. Tap apps to select them, and then tap Add. Tap anywhere outside of the folder to close it.
  1. Tap anywhere outside of the folder to close it.
  • To add more apps, touch and hold an app shortcut and drag it to the folder.

Remove a Folder from a Home Screen

You can remove a folder that you added to a Home screen.

  1. Touch and hold the folder until it detaches.
  2. Drag the folder to Remove and release it.

 

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