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How to Customize the Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S8

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How to Customize the Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S8

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How to Customize the Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S8 - Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have a 6.2-inch screen, Samsung Galaxy S8 come with a 5.8-inch display and both of has curved edges and a Quad HD resolution with 3.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon chipset, make it certainly sounds fast. Lean here to manage Galaxy S8 Home Screen with our tutorial.

How to Customize the Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S8

The Home screen Galaxy S8 is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It Galaxy S8 displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. View all our Samsung Galaxy S8 tutorials and learn here to configure S8 home screen, you place apps and widgets in the home screen so that you can access the infinity display quickly.

To view other panels, swipe to the left or right.
The Home screen may appear differently depending on the region or service provider.
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  1. A widget
  2. An app A folder
  3. Edge panel handle
  4. Screen indicators
  5. Favourite apps Apps screen icon
  6. News screen indicator. View the
  7. latest articles in various
  8. categories.
Galaxy S8 Home Screen Options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options. Customise the Galaxy S8 Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home screen panels.
You can also set up Galaxy S8 Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen, and more.
  1. Wallpapers and themes: Change the device’s wallpaper, theme, or icons.
  2. Widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
  3. Screen grid: Change the size of the grid to display more or less items on the Home screen and the Apps screen.

How to Add items on Galaxy S8?
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  1. Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.
  2. To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.

Moving items
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
You can also move frequently used Galaxy S8 apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home screen.
  1. To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
  2. To move an item more easily, tap and hold an item, and drag it to Move apps at the top of the screen.
The item will move to the panel at the top of the Galaxy S8 screen.
Swipe to the left or right to move to another panel and drag the item to a new location.

Removing items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to Delete at the top of the screen.

Creating folders on Galaxy S8 Plus
Galaxy S8 Tutorial Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps.
  1. On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
  2. Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
  3. Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.
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Galaxy S8 dispaly settings:
  • To change the folder colour, tap color icon.
  • To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD.
  • You can also add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Home screen.
  • To move apps from a folder to the Home screen, tap the folder, and then drag an app to the Home screen.
  • To delete apps in a folder, tap the folder, and then drag the app you want to delete to Deleteat the top of the screen.

How to Manage Galaxy S8 Home Screen
Here the Galaxy S8 Plus manual to manage home screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
  1. To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap .
  2. To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
  3. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Delete at the top of the screen.
  4. To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap .
You can use quick options to manage Galaxy S8 homescreen
On the S8 Home screen, tap and hold an app icon or folder to quickly access options.

Manage Galaxy S8/S8 Plus Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, swipe to the left or right.

Moving items
This Galaxy S8 Plus feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.

Creating folders on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Manual to create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps you want.
This Samsung Galaxy S8 feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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  1. On the Apps screen, tap → Edit.
  2. Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
  3. Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
  4. Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.

To change the folder colour, tap .
  1. To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD.
  2. You can also add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Apps screen.
  3. To delete a folder, select a folder with . Only the folder will be deleted.
The Galaxy S8 folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen.

Rearranging items/icon Galaxy S8
You can rearrange items in alphabetical order on the Apps screen.
On the Apps screen, tap → Sort → Alphabetical order.

Searching for items
You can search for apps on the Apps screen or from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
On the Apps screen, enter characters in the search field.
The Galaxy S8 Plus will search for and display the items containing the characters you entered.

Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen.
The icons listed in the table below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps.
To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Icon Meaning
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  1. No signal
  2. Signal strength
  3. Roaming (outside of normal service area)
  4. Preferred SIM card or USIM card for calls (dual SIM models)
  5. GPRS network connected
  6. EDGE network connected
  7. UMTS network connected
  8. HSDPA network connected
  9. HSPA+ network connected
  10. LTE network connected (LTE-enabled models)
  11. Wi-Fi connected
  12. Bluetooth feature activated
  13. Meaning
  14. GPS activated
  15. Call in progress
  16. Missed call
  17. New text or multimedia message
  18. Alarm activated
  19. Mute mode activated
  20. Vibration mode activated
  21. Flight mode activated
  22. Error occurred or caution required
  23. Charging another device
  24. Battery charging
  25. Battery power level

Galaxy S8 Unlock/Lock screen
Pressing the Power key on Samsung Galaxy S8 will turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. The Galaxxy S8 Plus screen is locked with Swipe, the default screen lock method.
  1. Press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction to unlock the screen.
  2. To change the screen lock method, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Screen lock type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, password, fingerprint, or iris for the screen lock method, you can protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device.
After setting the S8 screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
  1. Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it.
  2. Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
  3. PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen.
  4. Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock the screen.
  5. None: Do not set a screen lock method.
  6. Fingerprints: Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen of Galaxy S8 Fingerprint .
  7. Irises: Register your irises to unlock the screen. Iris recognitionGalaxy S8
  8. You can unlock Galaxy S8 device’s screen remotely from the Find My Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) using your Samsung account. To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network and you must sign in to your Samsung account.
If the unlock code is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if you do not reset Galaxy S8. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused by forgotten unlock codes.
You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure lock settings and tap the Auto factory reset switch to activate it.

Always On Display
You can set Galaxy S8 always o Display (AOD) to display information, such as a clock, calendar, or image, on the screen when it is turned off.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Display → Always On Display and tap the switch to activate it.
  2. Tap Layouts → Content to show and select an item to display.
Clock: Select a clock style and a background image.
Calendar : Select a calendar style.
Image : Select an image to display on the screen when it is turned off.

When you select Clock or Calendar, you can set to display notification icons as well.
Tap the Show notifications switch to activate it.

When the screen is off, the device will display the selected information.
  • This feature will be deactivated when the Galaxy S8 battery power drops below 5 %.
  • When the night clock is active, you cannot use the Always On Display feature.

Galaxy S8 Setting the schedule for the Always On Display feature
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Display → Always On Display and tap the Show always switch to deactivate it. Then, tap Set schedule and set the start time and end time.

Opening notifications when the screen is off
When you receive message, missed call, or app notifications, notification icons will appear on the screen even when it is turned off. Double-tap a notification icon with your finger to view its notification.
  1. You cannot open notifications with your finger..
  2. If the screen is locked, you must unlock it to view notifications.
  3. You can open a pinned memo by double-tapping with your finger without turning on the screen.

Controlling Galaxy S8 music playback when the screen is off
You can control music playback when the screen is off, without turning on the screen.
Double-tap the title of the currently playing song with your finger. The music controller will appear. Double-tap the icons to control the playback.
Notification panel

Using the notification panel on Galaxy S8
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and
view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel, swipe upwards on the screen.
You can open the notification panel, even on the locked screen.
You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
► Single SIM models:
  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap a notification and perform
  3. various actions. Clear all notifications.
  4. Quick setting buttons
  5. Block notifications from apps.
► Dual SIM models:
  1. Tap a notification and perform
  2. various actions. Clear all notifications.
  3. Launch Settings.
  4. Block notifications from apps.
  5. Quick setting buttons
  6. SIM and USIM card feature
  7. preferences. Tap to access the
  8. SIM card manager.
Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain Samsung S8 features. Swipe downwards on the notification panel to view more buttons.
  • To view more detailed settings, tap the text under each button.
  • To rearrange buttons, tap and hold a quick setting button until all the quick setting buttons are displayed.
Then, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to another location.

Galaxy S8 Finder
Search for a variety of content with a keyword or search for nearby devices.
Searching for content or nearby S8 devices
  • Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap Search phone and scan for nearby devices.
  • Enter a keyword in the search field or tap and say a keyword.
  • To get more refined results, tap Filter under the search field, and then select filter details.
  • To search for nearby devices, tap Scan for nearby Galaxy S8 Quick connect.
Setting search categories
You can set search categories to search for content in specific search fields.
Tap → Select search locations and select categories.

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