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Change the Home Screen Mode on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 has two screen modes - the standard and the easy mode. In easy mode, you can add shortcuts to the Home screen so you can easily access your favorite applications and settings. To change Home screen mode:

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Edit Change Home Screen to Easy Mode

  1. 1
    Go to your Home menu
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Applications icon
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    In the Applications folder, tap on Settings (gear icon)
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    In Settings, tap on My Device
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    Under My Device, tap on Home screen mode
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    In Home screen mode, tap on Easy mode
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    Tap Apply
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Edit Change Home Screen to Standard Mode

  1. 1
    Go to your Home menu
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Applications icon
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    In the Applications folder, tap on Settings (gear icon)
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    In Settings, tap on My Device
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    Under My Device, tap on Home screen mode
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    In Home Screen mode, tap on Standard mode
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    Tap Apply
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Try to click Home screen mode; it won't click?

  • First, try a hard reset to your S4.
    • Turn off your Galaxy S4.
    • Press the Volume up, Home, and Power keys together, and hold them all down until the S4 comes on.
    • Once on, the Android icon will pop up. Then, let go of all the buttons.
    • Press the Volume down key, and tap the Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
    • Press the Power button.
    • Select "Yes – Delete all data."
    • Press the Power button once again. It will now process the hard reset.
    • Your Galaxy S4 should be cleared so that you can re-boot with your Power button, and change your Home screen mode following the "Change Home Screen" steps above.
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  • Using Air Gestures.

This can be very handy so that you can navigate on your Galaxy S4 without touching the screen. You can enable it at Settings by selecting Air View. You can also enable it by using the drop-down menu at the Notification Panel, and then use the toggle. One benefit of Air View is that you can preview items before actually opening them, which is a time-saver. With Air View enabled, you can actually just hold your finger about a half-inch above a selection to open it. It does take a little practice, but it's fun once you get the hang of navigating this way. If you are having difficulty changing Home screens using Air View, keep in mind that you can have nothing between your navigating finger and the S4 screen. Also, you need to keep your finger about one centimeter above the screen.

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Exit out of the menu fully and when you have exited out of the menu try activating the Home Screen mode once more in your device. Once you are in the Home Screen Mode select easy mode and from there select the option Apply.

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How can I fix my phone unfortunately ServicesHome has stopped?

I can't use my Samsung Galaxy S4 because unfortunately ServicesHome has to stopped?

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Can't access menu from homepage?

I cannot seem to click on the menu lines to get to setting on the homepage

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Home screen mode does not show Easy mode?

If you have correctly followed the instructions, and have gone to the Home screen mode, but still cannot find the Easy Mode option, then your phone may be a version that has the Starter Mode instead. Basically, both screen modes (Starter mode and Easy mode) are the same. Some versions have Starter mode on them, while other Galaxy S4 versions have Easy mode on them. These are just two slightly different names, but are the same in all functions and features.

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To Enable Easy mode, please do the following.

  • From the Home screen, touch Menu button.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select My device tab.
  • Select Home screen mode.
  • Then select starter mode. Starter mode is also the Easy mode.
  • Tap "Apply", then "OK".
  • That's it. Easy mode/Starter mode is now enabled.
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I need to change to simple mode?

I do not know how to change to simple mode on my Samsung S4

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I used to be able to push my home button and go from screen to screen, for some reason I am unable to do so, how do I get back that ability?

Using home button to go from screen to screen.

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Home screen mode how to stop it from going to standard or easy mode?

Every time I hit the home screen button on the bottom of the phone it goes back to standard mode but I have been running go launcher ex since I have had the phone. how do I get the home button to go to this rather than standard mode?

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Easy and Standard mode will not work for Go Launcher as the application is in itself a Home launcher application. This means that the mentioned application will show the interface based on its configuration. What you can do now is to Open, Close and Manage Applications on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Also, you can set your default launcher to Samsung's default launcher. What is happening with your phone now is that it uses Go Launcher ad the default launcher application every time you press the Home key. This means that no matter how you change the settings for your screen mode, if Go Launcher is your default launcher application, then nothing would seem to change. To reset the default launcher go to Home > Menu key > Settings > More > Application Manager > Menu key > Clear app preferences.

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First you are going to need to uninstall home launcher, second you are going to nee to reinstall the launcher. The reason why it does not appear anymore is because you have chosen previously to only use the home screen mode when trying to go to your home screen. From here you will be able to go back and make the selection again to only use the launcher to get to your home screen.

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See more questions like this: I want to convert my galaxy S4 from easy mode to normal mode

Hi, I have created extra windows on my phone and I can't close them now. Can I close some of them?

On the home screen there are 7 windows and some of them are empty. Initially there are 4 page and one home button icon, 2 of them on the left side and two of them on the right side of the home icon. Now, there are 7 screen icon. I want to delete some of them, but I could not manage it.

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You can remove any Home screen of your choice by following the procedures below. Take note that deleting the Home screen will not uninstall applications on your phone. To delete a Home screen:

  • Tap on your Home key to get to the Home screen.
  • From the Home screen, perform a pinching gesture on your phone's screen.
  • This will show all the seven Home screen on your phone.
  • Tap and hold on the Home screen that you want to delete and drag it to the trash icon on the upper part of the screen.
  • You will be asked to confirm action. Tap on OK to confirm deletion.
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On your home page press the follow the steps below: 1. Press the menu button 2. select edit page 3. press and drag the page you do not want up to the remove trashcan on the top of the screen to remove

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How can I set my home screen on Samsung Galaxy?

I have a Samsung Galaxy, not sure if S2, S3, S4. My home screen was accidentally changed. I can't get the right screen to be home again.

Your Home screen can go up to seven Home screens. There is no default Home screen position so you will ensure that same Home screen will be the page where you want to go when you press on the Home key. Rearrange the way how your Home screen pile up and see if pressing the Home key does any progress. If nothing works, what you can do is to delete other Home screen pages. This will ensure that your phone will treat the remaining Home screen to be the default Home screen. You can then add the deleted Home screens icons and widgets.

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Look in your application manager for an application that can possibly be the cause of your alternate home screen that you have on your device so that you will be able to remove it to allow your original screen to display.

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My home screen standard mode does not show the weather or time on the display?

My home screen standard mode does not show the weather or time on the display

Press and hold on your home screen>>tap on the widgets option>>locate your weather and time widget>>tap on this widget to bring it to your home screen

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Changing home screen please help?

I keep trying to change my home screen on my Galaxy S4, but it doesn't work.....

Not sure what you mean by changing your home screen. If you mean placing a different widget or shortcut on your homescreen, you can easily do this by going through the apps/widgets selection screen.

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On your current home screen, long press on a shortcut or widget and drag to the top that says remove. You can now add whatever you like as a replacement.

Hit the apps icon on the bottom right of your screen and it will take you to the apps and widgets list. Long press on a shortcut or widget and drag it out to place on your home screen. You can do this to change the look of your home screen and all the other screens.

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I have a problem with easy mode. The phone keeps reverting to easy mode after backing out of apps?

The phone keeps reverting back to easy mode after backing out of apps. I have to change it back to standard mode constantly.

The problem that you are having is common when using your device. I have in fact learned that by performing this process on your device you will always revert back to easy mode whether or not you have easy mode accessed on your device.

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You are going to need to make sure that you do not do this:

1. Open an application

2. Long press the home button

3. Enter easy mode

When you press down and hold on the home button you will in fact go back to the easy mode option on your device.

I have learned that by simply tapping on the home button you will exit the application without going into easy mode also you can utilize the back button on your device to back out of the application without entering easy mode

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The S4 had a default weather on the home screen but now its blank. how can I put it back?

Home Screen mode does not have the weather window anymore

You have to check your home screen settings and see whether you have accidentally excluded that app from there. If you did, you have to include it so that you would see it. You have the option of setting what apps you want to see on your home screen. This types of settings are fully customizable.

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See more questions like this: I seem to have lost the Standard Mode screen mode for my Home Screen. When I tap apply I just get a blue screen with my wallpaper. I had it, but lost it. How do I retrieve it

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I accidentally lost the date and time widget at the top of the home screen?

I accidentally moved the entire top part of the home screen. Now I don't have a date time and the weather where it used to be. However, when I look at the manual for the phone, it is no longer displayed the way it was originally. I'd like it to look like it did when I got it and I don't want to use the other mode.

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No worries! Follow these simple steps to get your widget back:

  • Tap and hold a part of your home screen that doesn't have an icon on it.
  • Tap the Widgets icon that pops up.
  • Scroll through your installed widgets until you find the one that looks like the widget you want.
  • Tap and hold it until you see your home screens.
  • Drag the icon to wherever you want it on your home screen.
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Anonymous user #1

8 days ago
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I live in Zambia just got my Samsung GS4 trying to set time and date but can't I've tried all tips online but still nothing. Any ideas?
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Anonymous user #1

8 days ago
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I live in Zambia just got my Samsung GS4 trying to set time and date but can't I've tried all tips online but still nothing. Any ideas?
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Anonymous user #2

22 days ago
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I used to be able to push my home button and my phone would go from screen to screen, I could also swipe my screen and get the same result, now I can't push my home button to do that and can only do so by swiping it. I like just pushing the button to go from screen to screen how do I get that ability back?
Thank you
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Anonymous user #3

122 days ago
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I'm using Easy Mode. I you swipe left in Easy mode, your dial shortcuts should appear.
Lately mine doesn't. It says "problem loading widget"
How do I fix this?
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Anonymous user #4

187 days ago
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I recently got the Galaxy S4. After looking at some apps and backing out of the app, it reverts to the Easy Mode home screen. I select the mode button and have to change it back to standard mode. This happens constantly. Can anyone offer help?
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Anonymous user #5

198 days ago
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In the step: "Under My Device, tap on Home screen mode"

can't open home screen mode
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Anonymous user #6

294 days ago
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will you please help me: I have problem Galaxy s4 mediatek , I cannot connect the pc because usb tethering does not work
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Anonymous user #7

304 days ago
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Home screen mode dont operation/view easy mode
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WalakobayMajor

295 days ago
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If you cannot find the Easy Mode on the Screen Mode, then the Starter Mode should be there. They are just the same modes with different names. This has been explain on the Q&A section above.
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Anonymous user #8
347 days ago
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I have A Hard rest but the home screen mode option still doesn't open.
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Anonymous user #9

381 days ago
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thank you
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Anonymous user #10

433 days ago
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I am having trouble with my air gesture and home screen mode when I try to click home screen mode it won't click, so I can't change to easy mode also I want to configure the Motion and Gesture tab I'm suppose to see and I don't have that on my phone it won't show up I need help!
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