Widgets are a unique feature to Android devices. They’re not apps. They’re extensions of the apps that are already on your phone—little windows that provide at-a-glance information or shortcuts to functions that are always active on your Home screen. Popular widgets include things like weather updates, calendar events, recent emails, and music controls. But many apps on your phone may have an option for a widget. And how you add widgets can differ depending on your Android device.
Here’s how to add widgets on your Samsung Galaxy S8:
Press and hold on any empty area of your Home screen
Swipe left or right to see all available widgets. If the widget has a number under the app name, tap it to see more styles
Tap and hold the widget you want to add, then drag it on to your screen
Tap anywhere outside the widget to return to the normal Home screen
If the widget has a frame around it, it means you can adjust its size. To do this, simply tap and hold on one of the dots around the edge, then move your finger back and forth, or up and down, to resize it. And if you want to get rid of it, tap and hold the widget, then tap Remove.
For more tips on the Samsung Galaxy S8, check out some of our other posts:
• Get the highest resolution on your Samsung Galaxy S8
• Change the Navigation button order on your Samsung Galaxy S8
• Show all your apps on Samsung Galaxy S8
• Change icon frames on Samsung Galaxy S8
And for more tips and tricks on the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and other devices), keep checking back here on our blog—or ask your Enjoy Expert during your visit.