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How To Galaxy Note 4: How to add widgets

This resource created by Phandroid.com Contributing Editor Kevin Krause as part of an Official Series of beginner tutorials for Android Forums.

Homescreen widgets are an advantage that Android has over competing mobile operating systems like iOS. Widgets give quick at-a-glance access to information and functions typically buried within apps right from the homescreen. Adding widgets to your Note 4 is easy. Here's how:


  1. Long-press a blank area of any homescreen to access the homescreen edit menu
  2. Tap the "Widgets" button
  3. Locate the widget you would like to add from the Widgets drawer
  4. Drag the chosen widget from the drawer and onto a blank space on your homescreen
Many widgets can be resized once they have been placed. You will be able to do so immediately after placing or later by long-pressing the widget. If a widget doesn't fit on the desired homescreen, you may be able to place it on a large blank space, resize it, and then move it to the location of your choice.

Figuring out the perfect homescreen layout can be quite the puzzle, but it's well worth it when the result is an interface tailored to your specific needs.


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