Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen of Your Galaxy S5

By Bill Hughes

Part of Samsung Galaxy S 5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Samsung Galaxy S5 home screens are versatile; and you can add, move, or remove icons any time you wish. Among the items that you can add to your Home screen are:

  • Contacts that you can 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.

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

Taking a shortcut off your Home screen is simple. Press and hold on the screen until 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 is 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.