How to add Android Widgets on you device

Before we show you how to add android widgets, let’s start with what is a widget. A widget is an application extension that is often part of a larger application already installed on the device. Widgets are available in shapes and sizes, are customizable, and present on any available Home screen for quick access to it. The main feature of widget is to provide you with quick access to information, even without requiring to open the app. An simple example is the Calendar widget on smartphone, which shows you a quick view of your upcoming calendar events without opening the Calendar application.

Adding  Android  widgets on  Android version 4.4 (KitKat) based device

In order to add a widget to a Home screen of the device:

  1. Hold on an empty space on the Home screen. Then press  Widgets button at the bottom of the screen of the device.
  2. Touch and hold on a widget available. Drag and position the widget on the screen and release it to add it to the Home screen in the desired position.
  3. If the widget is too big, you will receive the following message on screen : “No more room on this page.” The device will then try to place the widget on a Home screen that has the sufficient space for the widget.
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Adding a widget on a device based on Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or older

In order to add a widget to a Home screen of the device:

 

  1. Touch theApps icon  on the device and then touch the Widgets tab at the top of the screen.
  2. Touch and hold on a widget which is available. Drag and position the widget on the screen and release it to add it to the Home screen in the desired position.
  3. If the widget is too big, you will receive the following message on screen: “No more room on this page.” The device will then attempt to place the widget on a Home screen that has sufficient space.

 

Deleting a widget

What if you want to get rid of Android widgets?  In order to delete a widget from the Home screen, just touch and hold on the widget. Drag and place the widget to the Remove bar at the top of your screen and release it. The widget will be removed from the Home screen. But it will be available in the Widgets tab. In case  you ever decide to put it back on your Home screen, the widget can placed on home screen from the above mentioned steps.

 

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