How to Manage Home Screen Pages on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By Dan Gookin

How many pages can you find on the Home screen? The Galaxy Tab S ships with only two pages (on the Classic Home screen). That is by no means the limit.

To add another Home screen page on the Galaxy Tab S, follow these steps:

  1. Long-press a blank part of the Home screen.

  2. Swipe the screen right to left until you see the screen with the large plus on it.

    If you don’t see the Plus icon, you can’t add more Home screen pages.

  3. Tap the Plus icon.

    The new page appears, empty and ready for more icons and widgets.

  4. Press the Back button to end Home screen editing.

On the Galaxy Tab 4, follow these steps to add another Home screen page:

  1. Pinch the Home screen.

    You see a Home screen page overview.

    Manipulating Home screen panels on the Tab 4.
    Manipulating Home screen panels on the Tab 4.
  2. Tap the Plus icon to add another page.

  3. Press the Back button when you’re done.

If you don’t like the Home screen page’s position, move a page: Edit the Home screen (Step 1 for both types of Tab), and then long-press a page to drag it to a new position.

To remove a Home screen page, edit the Home screen: On the Galaxy Tab S, long-press a blank part of the Home screen; on the Tab 4, pinch the Home screen. Drag an unwanted page up to the Remove icon at the top of the screen. If the page has icons and widgets on it, you’ll be asked to confirm.

The wee Home icon on the page previews indicates the primary Home screen page. Tap the icon on a specific page to set it as the primary page. It’s the page you’ll see when viewing the Home screen and when you press the tablet’s Home button.

There’s no way to undo a Home screen panel deletion. You have to add a new blank panel and then repopulate it with icons and widgets.