How to Add Apps to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Home Screen

You need not live with the unbearable proposition that you’re stuck with only the apps that come preset on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s Home screen. Nope — you’re free to add your own apps. Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Home screen panel on which you want to stick the app icon.

    The screen must have room for the icon.

  2. Touch the Apps icon to display the Applications screen.

  3. Long-press the icon of the app you want to add to the Home screen.

    The phone vibrates slightly, and then you see a preview of the Home screen.

  4. Drag the icon to a blank spot on the Home screen.

    A copy of the app’s icon is placed on the Home screen.

The app hasn’t moved: What you see is a copy; a shortcut. You can still find the app on the Applications screen, but now the app is available — more conveniently — on the Home screen.

  • Note that not every app needs a shortcut on the Home screen. Most people recommend placing only those apps you use most frequently.

  • The best icons to place on the Home screen are those that show updates, such as new messages. These icons are also ideal to place on the Favorites tray.

  • You can also rearrange and remove icons and widgets around on the Home screen or from one panel to another.

  • You can also add apps to the Home screen by choosing the Apps and Widgets command from the Home Screen menu. You have to long-press the icon and drag it to a Home screen page.

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