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How to Add Settings Shortcuts to the Galaxy Tab Home Screen

Unlike Android cell phones, the Galaxy Tab seems to lack a handy way to get to the Settings app screen. It’s not that you need to get there often, but having a speedy way to do so can really help, especially with some common tasks.

The answer is to place Settings app shortcuts on the Home screen. Here’s how it works:

  1. While at the Home screen, touch the Customize icon button.

  2. Choose the More category.

  3. Choose Select Settings.

    A menu of shortcuts appears. It’s a scrolling list, so there are several more items than you see initially.

  4. Choose an item to place on the Home screen.

    A Settings shortcut icon is placed on the screen.

The shortcut icon looks like the Settings icon, but it’s not: Instead it’s a direct link to the item you chose in Step 4. So although the shortcut doesn’t turn something on or off, it quickly gets you to that screen in the Settings app.

  • Don’t worry about where the shortcut icon is placed. You can move shortcut icons just like anything else on the Home screen.

  • If you can’t decide which Settings item to place on the Home screen, just put a shortcut to the Settings app itself.

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