How To Create Shortcuts - Samsung Galaxy S5

How To Create Shortcuts - Samsung Galaxy S5
How To Create Shortcuts - Samsung Galaxy S5

Learn how to create shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy S5. Shortcuts are different than the current Home screen Widgets that only launch an application. Shortcuts activate a
feature, action, or launch an application.

Note: To move a shortcut from one screen to another, it must first be deleted from its current screen. Navigate to the new screen, then add the shortcut.

Adding a shortcut from the Apps Menu

  • Press Home Button to activate the main Home screen.
  • Navigate to the desired Home Page.
  • Tap Apps icon to display your current applications.
  • Scroll through the list and locate your desired application.
  • Touch and hold the application icon. This creates an immediate shortcut of the selected icon and closes the Apps tab.
  • While still holding the on-screen icon, position it on the current page. Once complete, release the screen to lock the new shortcut into its new position on the
    current screen.

Adding a shortcut via the Add to Home screen

  • Press Button icon to activate the main Home screen.
  • Navigate to the desired Home Page.
  • Touch and hold on an empty area of the Home screen.
  • Tap Wallpapers, Widgets, or Home screen settings.
  • Press and hold a shortcut from the available list and position it on the current screen.

Deleting a shortcut

  • Press Home Button to activate the main Home screen.
  • Touch and hold the desired shortcut. This unlocks it from its location on the current screen.
  • Drag the icon over the Remove icon and release it. As you place the shortcut into the Trash, both items turn red.

Adding and Removing Primary Shortcuts

You can change any of your primary shortcuts with the exception of the Apps icon shortcut.

  • Press Home Button to activate the main Home screen.
  • Touch and hold the primary shortcut you want to replace, then drag it to an empty space on any Home screen.
  • Scroll through the App menu to find the shortcut you want to add as the new primary short cut.
  • Touch and hold the new shortcut, then drag it to the empty space in the row of primary shortcuts. The new primary shortcut will now appear on all Home screens.

Help Us Grow

If you like this post, please share it with your friends.

You are free to copy and redistribute this article in any medium or format, as long as you keep the links in the articles or provide a link back to this page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

You may also like...