How to Add Apps to Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet’s Home Screen

By Dan Gookin

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

  1. Touch the Apps icon on the Home screen.

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

    After a moment, the Home screen panel overview is displayed at the bottom of the screen. The Remove and Create Folder icons may appear atop the screen, as opposed to the left side. Other icons may join them as well.

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  3. Drag the app to a position on the Home screen.

    The app icon remains stuck under your fingertip.

  4. Position the app where you want it to go and then lift your finger.

    Don’t worry if the app isn’t in the exact spot you want.

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

  • Everything on the Home screen is movable. If you don’t want an app or a widget on the main Home screen panel, move it.

  • 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 panel is full of icons (or widgets), use another Home screen.