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Finding Widgets and Using Quick Briefing with Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Eric Butow shows you how to find widgets on the Galaxy Tab S, get weather information, use Flipboard, add and view videos, access web bookmarks, and use the Quick Briefing Home screen.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Your Galaxy Tab S comes with a number of preinstalled widgets you can use. Some of these widgets are new with the latest version of Lollipop, and others are unique to the Galaxy Tab S. The widgets include the Flipboard social aggregation widget, the Video widget, and more.

What’s more, the Galaxy Tab S comes with the Quick Briefing Home screen that contains a number of different widgets that help you manage your daily life on the Tab S.

Viewing Default Widgets

By default, four widgets appear on the three default Home screens:

  • The primary Home screen contains the Weather widget at the top of the screen. This widget displays the current date and time as well as the current weather conditions for your location. Below the Weather widget, the Google Search widget enables you to set up the Google Now app so you can get information you need without having to launch a browser app.

  • Swipe from right to left on the primary Home screen to view the GALAXY Apps and Google Play Store widgets on the Home screen. The GALAXY Apps widget doesn’t display any information because you haven’t set up the widget to display suggested apps from the GALAXY Apps Store yet.

Find Widgets on the Widgets Pages

The widgets covered in this chapter are also within the Widgets screen pages. Some of them are already on Home screens by default, but it’s useful to know where the widgets are within the Widgets screen in case you remove a widget and want to place it on a Home screen again.

  1. Tap and hold on the Recent touch button for a couple of seconds.
  2. Tap Widgets.

  3. Swipe from right to left to view the Flipboard widget group on page 2 of the Widgets screen.
  4. Tap the Flipboard widget thumbnail image to view the Flipboard widgets in the pop-up window.

  5. Tap the Google App widget group thumbnail image to view the Google App widgets group in the pop-up window. The Google App widget is on the primary Home screen by default.

  6. Swipe from right to left to view page 3 in the Widgets screen, which contains the Video widget.

  7. Swipe from right to left to view page 4, the last page in the Widgets screen. The Weather widget appears on this page.

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