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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.

illustration of home screen with callouts



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). Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel. Pull down further to reveal the full quick settings menu.


Widgets are self-contained onscreen 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.


You can group shortcuts on the home screen into folders for convenient access.

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.

Applications (Apps) list all apps icon

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

Recent Apps key back key

Displays a list of recently used applications or access the Split Screen feature.

Home key home key

Tap to display the main home screen. It can also light up as a notification.

Back key back key

Tap to return to the previous screen.

Note: Your phone’s home screens cycle through so that you can keep swiping in one direction and make it back to the main home screen. The small circles above the primary shortcuts let you know your current screen position.

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