Join Dan Gookin for an in-depth discussion in this video Widget tips and tricks, part of Android Tips and Tricks (2015).
- Your phone or tablet, no doubt, came with some…widgets pre-affixed to the home screen.…Those widgets help you give an idea…of what you can do with your Android…but mostly, they promote specific services or features.…Feel free to remove those widgets…and replace they with a few, I believe,…will serve you better…and potentially clean up some home screen clutter.…A common widget to add is the Contact widget…which provides you with instant access to a contact…found on your Android Address Book.…To add a Contact widget to the home screen,…first display the widgets.…
Remember on some devices,…widgets are found on the apps drawer…on the Widgets tab.…Here I must long press the home screen…and choose Widgets to see all the widgets.…Choose Contact,…long press and drag that widget to the home screen.…After plopping down the icon,…the Address Book appears.…Choose a contact which can be a person or business…and you see the Contact widget.…The photo shows up only when the contact has a photo.…
If you tap the widget,…a pop up appears…
- Finding and managing apps
- Shooting video
- Editing images
- Enjoying some tunes
- Reading ebooks
- Exploring Google Now
- Saving maps
- Printing from your Android
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Working with Apps and Widgets
2. Camera and Photo Tips
3. Recreational Activities
4. General Tips and Tricks
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