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How to manage Home screen settings on the Samsung Galaxy S7

The Home screen settings on your S7 let you change things like how many pages it has, what widgets are displayed, and how many grids it has. Let's run through them.

How to add Home screen pages on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager view.
  2. Swipe left to scroll the screen to the right.
  3. Tap the add button. It looks like a plus sign in the center of your screen.

How to remove Home screen pages on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager view.
  2. Tap and hold the page you wish to delete.
  3. Drag the page over the Remove button and release. The Remove button looks like a small garbage can and is in the top center of your screen.

How to turn on/off Flipboard's Briefing screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7

On the S7, the Flipboard app has a special screen called "Briefing" that shows you the latest information on its news stream. Some people may not want this taking up an entire page on their Home screens. Here's how you can turn it on or off.

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager view.
  2. Swipe right to scroll left.
  3. Toggle the Briefing switch to on or off, as you desire.

How to change the grid size on the Samsung Galaxy S7

More grids lets you pack more apps on your Home screen, which is useful if you're an app junkie and want all of your apps right on your Home screen. It can also help you spread them out more so you can see more of that pretty wallpaper you downloaded.

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up the Home screen manager view.
  2. 5x5
  3. 4X4
  4. 4X5
  5. Tap Apply at the bottom of the screen

How to add a widget to your Home screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up Home screen manager view.
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. Swipe left to scroll to the right through the available widgets.

  1. Tap on the widget you would like to use to view its options..
  2. Tap and hold the widget option of your choice for your widget.
  3. Drag the widget option to the location on the screen where you want it and release.

How to remove a widget from your Home screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Tap and hold the widget you wish to remove.
  2. Drag the widget over the remove button and release.

How to search for widgets on the Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on your Home screen to bring up Home screen manager view.
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. Tap more in the upper right corner.

  1. Tap Search widgets.
  2. Type the name or category of the widget for which you wish to search.
  3. Tap the widget to view its options.

Once you find the widget you want to use, you can drag it into place as normal.

15 Comments
  • Nova Posted via Galaxy S7 edge
  • Same here Posted via the Android Central App running on my Galaxy S7
  • Nah ill stick with touchwiz Sammy got it figured out now Posted via Android Central App
  • Agree. Touchwiz is great.
  • Boy, AC is really trying to churn out some articles... Posted via the app ~ GS7
  • maybe read other sites then.
  • What does my comment have to do with which sites I choose to read? It was a simple observation. Don't be a little b**ch. Posted via the app ~ GS7
  • If not churn out article's as a tech blog,what do you want them to do?Serious question. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You are so observant, when I opened this android news app I never would have noticed that they actually have content for us to read. Thanks for pointing this out for the rest of us.
  • Look at all of the new names on these articles that are just fluff. Don't play dumb. Posted via the app ~ GS7
  • I expect to see tim242 publishing articles here on topics like user satisfaction in the coming weeks when Android Central fills this employment position and gets their act together.
  • Interesting. I did not know.that you could turn Flipboard off or change the grid size. I've been using Nova to do that. I may have to give the stock launcher a try after all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would use TouchWiz except for 2 things. No home screen looping and can't resize all widgets. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Touchwiz isn't that bad. I'd like a few more options in the app drawer and the apps button to stay in the middle but it's serviceable. Action Launcher 3 and Nova have to be the best though IMHO Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol....same stuff on s6. posted with nokia 3310