The Home screen in Galaxy S4 is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Changing the Galaxy S4 Home screen mode
The Home screen has standard and easy modes. In easy mode, you can easily access your favourite contacts, applications, and settings by adding shortcuts to the Home screen.
To switch to easy mode, on the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Home screen mode → Easy mode → Apply.
Rearranging items on Galaxy S4 home screen
Adding an application icon to Galaxy S4 home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel preview.
Adding an item
Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or pages.
Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following categories:
- Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen.
- Folder: Create a new folder.
- Page: Create a new page.
Moving an item
Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Removing an item
Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release the item.
Rearranging panels of Galaxy S4 home screen
Adding a new panel to Galaxy S4 home screen
Removing a panel from Galaxy S4 home screen
Tap → Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
Setting wallpaper for Galaxy S4 home screen
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap → Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the following:
- Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the Internet.
- Live wallpapers: See animated images.
- Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Then, select an image and tap Set wallpaper. Or, select an image, resize it by dragging the frame, and then tap Done.
Using widgets on Galaxy S4 home screen
Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your Home screen. To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen.
- Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in additional charges.
- The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Adding widgets to the Galaxy S4 Home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen.
Using the setting shortcut widget
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets, and then tap and hold Settings Shortcut to open a list of setting options. Select a setting option to add it to the Home screen as a shortcut.