Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen of Your Galaxy S 4 - dummies

Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen of Your Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

Part of Samsung Galaxy S 4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can change your Galaxy S 4 Home screen so it suits your needs. Among the items that you can add to your Home screen are

  • Contacts that you want to quickly call or text.

  • Directions to a favorite place.

  • Folders where you’ve stored Microsoft Office files.

To get started, go to the Home screen and follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.

  2. Tap Add.

  3. Tap Shortcuts.

  4. Tap the Shortcuts selection you want.

You can add shortcuts until the pages of your extended Home screen are full by tapping the option you want. The shortcut is then placed on that page.

Taking a shortcut off your Home screen is simple. Press and hold on the screen. In a moment, a garbage can icon appears at the top of the screen. Drag the doomed shortcut to the garbage can, and off it goes to its maker.

It’s gone, but if you made a mistake, you can get it back easily enough. To re-create it, simply go to the App list, find the icon for the app you just deleted, and press and hold on it. It reappears on your Home screen.