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Add Widgets to the Home Screen

You can add widgets to your phone’s home screen. Widgets are self-contained apps that display on a home screen. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget works like as an onscreen application. There are all kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many others.

  1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Widgets.

    screenshot of widgets
  • The Widgets list opens.
  1. Touch and hold a widget icon.
  • The icon will disengage and float with your finger.
  1. Drag the icon to an empty location on one of the home screens.
  • The widget is added to the home screen.

Note: If there are fewer than eight extended home screens, you can add a new extended home screen while you add a widget. Just drag the widget icon to the right edge of the screen and drop it after you reach the right-most screen.