How to Add Apps to the Galaxy Tab Home Screen - dummies

How to Add Apps to the Galaxy Tab Home Screen

By Dan Gookin

One of the first things you will want to do on your Samsung Galaxy Tab is to place your most favorite apps on the Home screen. Here’s how that works:

  1. Touch the Apps Menu icon button on the Home screen.

    To take a shortcut, you can also long-press any blank part of the Home screen.

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

    After a moment, you see the Home screen panel overview displayed at the bottom of the screen.


  3. Drag the app down to one of the Home screen panels.

    The app icon remains stuck under your finger tip. Lift your finger after you drag the icon all the way to a Home screen panel.

  4. Touch the Home screen panel to see a preview of your icon.

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

  • Keep your favorite apps, those you use most often, on the Home screen.

  • Icons on the Home screen are aligned to a grid. You can’t stuff more icons on the Home screen than will fit in the grid, so when a Home screen is full of icons (or widgets), use another Home screen.

  • You can also add app icons by using the Customize screen. After touching the Customize button on the Home screen, choose App Shortcuts. Touch an app icon to add it to a Home screen panel, or you can drag the icon up to the Home screen panel overview.