How to Move Widgets on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

How to Move Widgets on Android

Widgets are a great way to personalize your Android device and make it more convenient and efficient. They allow you to access important information or perform specific tasks right from your home screen.

However, sometimes you may need to rearrange or move widgets to better suit your needs. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of moving widgets on Android.

Step 1: Unlock Your Device

First, unlock your Android device by pressing the power button or using the fingerprint scanner or any other method specific to your device.

Step 2: Long Press on the Widget

To start moving a widget on your home screen, find an empty space or a spot where you want to place the widget. Long press on any existing widget until you see options appear at the top of your screen.

Step 2.1: Resize Widget (optional)

If you want to resize the widget before moving it, long press on it and release, then drag the blue dots that appear around the widget’s edges to adjust its size according to your preference. Once resized, proceed with step 3.

Step 3: Drag and Drop

After long pressing on the widget, you will be able to see it lift off from its original position. Now, drag it with your finger across the home screen until you reach the desired location.

Step 4: Release Your Finger

When you have positioned the widget where you want it, simply release your finger from the screen. The widget will be placed in its new location and any other icons or widgets will automatically adjust accordingly.

Tips for Moving Widgets:

  • Moving Between Home Screens: If you have multiple home screens, you can also move widgets from one screen to another by dragging them to the edges of the screen until you reach the desired screen.
  • Removing Widgets: If you want to remove a widget from your home screen altogether, long press on it and drag it towards the top of your screen where an “X” or “Remove” option appears. Drop it there to remove it.
  • Organizing Widgets: You can organize your widgets by grouping them together.

    Long press on a widget, drag it over another widget, and release to create a folder. You can then add more widgets to the folder by dragging and dropping them onto it.

In Conclusion

Moving widgets on Android is a simple process that allows you to customize your home screen layout and optimize your device’s functionality. Whether you want to rearrange widgets for easier access or create folders for better organization, these steps will help you achieve the desired result.

Remember, experimenting with different widget placements can make your Android experience more convenient and enjoyable. So go ahead and start moving those widgets around!

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