How to add and remove Applications to your Android home screen

by Ross McKillop on July 27, 2009

Android

This brief tutorial will show you how to add and/or delete apps (which are actually just shortcuts to the application) to your Android home screen.

  1. Start out by pulling up the list of all your apps. Tap and hold down the app that you want to move to your home screen.
  2. The app will instantly move to your home screen.
  3. With your finger still held down, drag the app to the location on your home screen you’d like it to reside.
  4. Repeat the above steps to add more apps.
  5. If you decide you want to remove an app from your home screen, tap that shortcut and hold your finger down. You’ll notice that the ‘slider’ that normally brings up your full list of installed programs turns into a “trash can”.
  6. Drag the app into the trash can and both will turn red. Let go of your finger and the app will be deleted. Note: this process does not actually uninstall or delete the program – it just removes the shortcut to it from your home screen.
  • Greg

    Trash can turns red like it is accepting the widget/app but it pops right back up on the home screen. Any ideas? Is the trash full? How do I empty it?

  • lanceleur

    Good

  • Lynn Chen

    I love it.

  • http://yahoo.fr annie

    Good

  • soffi

    Mal probieren

  • Mike

    Can’t get it to work. The app turns red but the trash can won’t accept it.

  • http://0547248309 Omeer

    Omeer

  • an

    Thanks!

  • juan

    Good

  • james

    espero q me vaya bien para el coche estoi desesperado

  • http://guachos guachos

    como funciona esto x que no entiendo

  • http://alexander miguel

    Hola me llamo miguel y no entiendo esto

  • ant

    Thank you! This works perfectly.

  • dayla

    No entiendo mucho como es que baje algo y aparrzco haca

  • dayla

    Que se supone que se debe hacer?

  • Nobody

    Good

  • giftft

    Thank

  • olivia

    It dose not work on my tab though I can’t even move the app

  • sarjin

    Samu
    widura
    Kayn
    S.widura @web.de

  • akykadam

    i accepting widget aap

  • beverly88keys

    Thanks! WAY too simple–should have figured that one out–but didn’t! Lol! Thanks, again!

  • alice

    I had tried almost everything..even saw the red trashcan appear! Thanks so much, that was simple enough! I had went through, going into settings and nothing!Now, i have a clean home screen..bless you!

  • ME

    Why can’t there be a direct answer to ones question? “HOW TO DELETE A WIDGET FROM MY blahblah PHONE?”

  • MaShone

    How do I delete widgets from my Android Straight Talk Huawii Ascend cellphone. Anything can be a widget on my phone. Please HELP!

  • Karen

    Q chido