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Home Screen Layout

Your home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional screens.

screenshot of home screen with callouts

Item

Description

Status area

The status area of the status bar (on the right) displays phone and service status information such as signal strength, battery status, Wi-Fi and data connectivity, ringer status, and time.

Status bar

The status bar displays icons to notify you of your phone’s status (on the right side) and notifications (on the left side).

Widget

Widgets are self-contained apps that reside on your phone’s home screen.

Application icons

Application icons are shortcuts to favorite applications. You can add and remove these shortcuts as you wish.

Applications (Apps) list apps icon

Tap to open the applications (apps) list. The Apps list key is a primary shortcut available from all home screens.

Primary shortcuts

Primary shortcuts are application shortcuts that appear in the same location on all of your phone’s home screens. These are customizable except for the Applications (Apps) shortcut, which remains static.

Notification area

The notification area of the status bar (on the left) displays notifications for incoming messages, missed calls, application updates, and more. Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel.

Tip: Press the Home key to return to the main home screen from any other screen.