Add or Remove Widgets on Samsung Galaxy S7

How do you Add or Remove Widgets on Samsung Galaxy S7? Adding or removing a widget on the Galaxy S7 allows users to display information from applications on the Galaxy S7 home screen. Some widgets already occupy the home screen and you might want to remove these widgets from the S7 screen in order to add new widgets.


Widgets are an essential aspect of home screen customization. You can imagine them as "at-a-glance" views of an app's most important data and functionality that is accessible right from the user's home screen. Users can move widgets across their home screen panels, and, if supported, resize them to tailor the amount of information within a widget to their preference.

Information widgets

Information widgets typically display a few crucial information elements that are important to a user and track how that information changes over time. Good examples for information widgets are weather widgets, clock widgets or sports score trackers. Touching information widgets typically launches the associated app and opens a detail view of the widget information.

Collection widgets

As the name implies, collection widgets specialize in displaying multitude elements of the same type, such as a collection of pictures from a gallery app, a collection of articles from a news app or a collection of emails/messages from a communication app. Collection widgets typically focus on two use cases: browsing the collection, and opening an element of the collection to its detail view for consumption. Collection widgets can scroll vertically.

Control widgets

The main purpose of a control widget is to display often used functions that the user can trigger right from the home screen without having to open the app first. Think of them as remote controls for an app. A typical example of control widgets are music app widgets that allow the user to play, pause or skip music tracks from outside the actual music app.

Interacting with control widgets may or may not progress to an associated detail view depending on if the control widget's function generated a data set, such as in the case of a search widget.

Hybrid widgets

While all widgets tend to gravitate towards one of the three types described above, many widgets, in reality, are hybrids that combine elements of different types.

For the purpose of your widget planning, center your widget around one of the base types and add elements of other types if needed.A music player widget is primarily a control widget but also keeps the user informed about what track is currently playing. It essentially combines a control widget with elements of an information widget type. Via Android Developers

Add or remove widgets on Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

Steps to add widgets on Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

  1. From the home screen, press and hold an empty space (you may also be able to pinch the screen).
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. Scroll to the widget you want to add.
  4. Tap and hold the widget.
  5. Drag it to the preferred screen and location, then release it.

Steps to Remove widgets on Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

  1. To remove a widget, tap and hold the widget.
  2. Drag the widget to Remove and release it when it turns red.
  3. Hint: check the top of the screen for the trashcan icon. This icon deletes the widget when dragged and released in that location.

T add or remove more widgets, simply repeat the steps outlined above. You now know how to add or remove widgets on Samsung gAlaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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