How To Move Apps on Samsung Galaxy S22

One way to organize the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S22 is to move app icons around so that it will be easier for you to find the ones that you often use and move unwanted apps to another screen.

We are going to show you how to do that but before anything else, if you were looking for ways to move an app’s installation directory, it’s not possible on the Galaxy S22 since it doesn’t have an SD card slot. Previous Android models can actually move apps from the phone’s internal storage into the external storage.

While it’s one of the ways to free up space in your phone, Samsung discouraged it simply because generic micro SD cards nowadays are actually too slow and might not be able to cater the needs of the phone. That’s one of the reasons why new Galaxy phone models don’t come with an SD card slot but instead have higher storage capacities.

This tutorial will show you how to move app icons and not move apps’ installation directory.

Move App Icon To Home Screen

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 4 minutes

The Home screen is the first thing you can see after you've unlocked your phone. So it makes sense to put all your apps or ones you often use in the screen so that you don't have to do swipe several times just to find them.
Here's how it's done:

  1. Look for the app you want to move.

    You might have to pull up the App drawer and swipe to the left to find it.

  2. Once found, tap and hold on its icon until you're brought back to the Home screen.

    You might have to hold it for a couple of seconds before the screen changes.

  3. Position the app to the area where you want it.

    Once you're brought to the Home screen, don't release the icon yet, instead drag it to the area where you want it to appear.

  4. Release the icon.

    Once you release it, that would become the app's position on the Home screen, unless you move it again.

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You can also remove the app from the Home screen to minimize the clutter. All you have to do is long-press the icon until the options show. Tap Delete icon and it will immediately be removed. Don’t worry though, it’s just the icon that’s deleted from the Home screen but the app is actually still installed on your device.

Move App Icons To Different Area Of The Same Screen

Aside from moving an app to the Home screen, you can also reposition all your apps in a certain way so that it’s easier for you to find them according to your preference. Here’s how it’s done:

Step 1: Find the app you want to move.

Step 2: Once found, tap and hold on the icon until the options show.

Step 3: When the options appear, drag the app icon to the area where you want it to move.

Other apps will move automatically to give way to the app you’re holding. Release the icon and you’re good to go.

Move Apps To A Folder

Another good way to organize your applications is to place them in a folder and in Galaxy S22, it’s actually pretty easy to do that. Here’s how:

  1. Look for the app you want to move.
  2. Hold the app until you can move it and then drag it over another app. Doing so will place both apps in a folder and you can actually customize the name of the folder.

If you’ve accidentally dragged it over a wrong app, just open the folder and drag the app out of it and that should place it back to where it once belonged.

Access Home Screen Settings

If you’ve been looking for more customization options, then you should look into the Home screen options which can be found through the Settings app.

  1. To do that, pull up the app drawer on your Samsung phone.
  2. Find and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down a bit and tap Home screen. It’s located just above the Lock screen option.

It will bring you to the next screen where you can change the layout of the Home screen and well as some settings that you might find helpful in customizing the screen.

The quick access method is to tap and hold on the vacant area in the Home screen and then tap Settings. It will bring you to the same screen.

FAQ’s

  1. How do you hide apps on Samsung Galaxy S22?

    Hiding apps on a Galaxy S22 is easy and it doesn't mean uninstalling them. When an app is hidden, it's icon can no longer be found among others. In its basic sense, the application icon is hidden so other users cannot run it.
    To hide apps, tap and hold on the vacant area at the home screen and then tap Settings. Scroll down a bit and tap Hide apps. After that, choose the apps you want to hide and tap Done. The apps you selected will immediately be hidden.

  2. How can I add new apps directly to the Home screen?

    This is one way to easily find apps you recently installed. What you need to do is to enable the option that allows your phone to place a shortcut at the Home screen. To do that, launch Settings and tap Home screen. Look for the option that says Add new apps to Home screen and tap the switch next to it. Once enabled, newly installed apps can be found at the Home screen.

  3. I don't want others to change the layout of my Home screen, can I lock it?

    Yes, you can. There is also an option you need to enable to be able to do that. Just launch Settings and tap Home screen. Then look for the option Lock Home screen layout and tap the switch next to it. Once enabled, the icons on the Home screen can no longer be dragged and the Remove option is greyed out.

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Harold

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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