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Work with Stickers, Widgets and App Shortcuts

Customize the launch bar, and add stickers, widgets, and app shortcuts to the Home screen.

Customize the Launch Bar

The launch bar on your Home screen gives you one-tap access to commonly used apps and other shortcuts. You can replace the apps on the launch bar with other apps that you often use.

Notes:

  • You can only customize the launch bar while in Classic layout.
  • If you're using the Freestyle layout, you will only see the launch bar on the lock screen. Icons displayed will be the same ones you have in the Classic layout.
  1. Touch and hold the app you want to replace, and then drag it out to trash icon.

    screenshot of launch bar
  2. Tap apps list icon to go to the Apps screen.
  3. Touch and hold an app, and then drag it to the empty slot on the launch bar.

Tips:

  • You can also group apps on the launch bar into a folder.
  • The apps or shortcuts you see on the lock screen are the same as the ones in the launch bar.

Add Widgets on Your Home Screen

Widgets make at-a-glance important information and media content easily available. Choose from a selection of widgets and add the most useful ones to your Home screen.

  1. Touch and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
  2. In the pop-up menu, tap Add apps and widgets.
  3. Tap expand options icon > Widgets.
  4. Scroll through the widgets or tap search icon to search for specific widgets. Some widgets are available in different styles and sizes.
  5. Touch and hold a widget, and then drag it to a widget panel you want to add it to.

Change the Widget Settings

You can modify basic settings of some widgets (for example, the Clock widget) from the Home screen. Some widgets can also be resized after you’ve added them to your Home screen.

  • Touch and hold the widget on your Home screen, and then drag it to settings icon. You can then customize the widget settings.
  • To resize the widget, touch and hold the widget. If a border appears around the widget, drag the sides of the border to enlarge or shrink the widget size.

Add Apps and Other Shortcuts on Your Home Screen

Place apps you often use on your Home screen. You can also add shortcuts to frequently used settings, bookmarked Web pages, and more.

  1. Touch and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
  2. In the pop-up menu, tap Add apps and widgets.
  3. Tap expand options icon > Apps or Shortcuts.
  4. Scroll through the apps or shortcuts, or tap search icon to search for one.
  5. Touch and hold an app or shortcut icon, and then drag it to a widget panel where you want to add it.

Note: To add an app from the Apps screen, touch and hold an app and drag it to a widget panel.

Use Stickers as App Shortcuts

Replace the usual app shortcuts with stickers to blend with your home wallpaper design. You can link individual stickers to different apps.

  1. Switch to Freestyle layout. To find out how, see Choose a Home Screen Layout.
  2. Touch and hold an empty space on a widget panel.
  3. In the pop-up menu, tap Add stickers.
  4. Tap expand options icon > Stickers.
  5. Scroll through the stickers, and then drag a sticker to a widget panel you want to add it to.
  6. Tap the newly added sticker, and then tap an app to link to the sticker.

Note: If you need to link the sticker to a different app, touch and hold it on the widget panel, and then drag it to Relink.

  1. To show or hide the name of the app it's linked to, touch and hold the sticker on the widget panel, and then drag it to Show label or Hide label.

Tip: You can choose to show or hide labels for all stickers on the Home screen. Touch and hold an empty space on a widget panel, and then tap Show/hide labels for stickers.

Move or Remove Items on Your Home Screen

  1. Touch and hold the widget or app shortcut you want to move or remove.
  2. To move the item to another position on the same panel, just drag it to a new area and then release it.
  3. To move the item to another Home screen panel, flick left or right to rotate the screen to another widget panel, and then release it.

    illustration of moving a widget
  4. To remove the item, drag it to trash icon, and when the item turns red, release it.