How to add Home screen shortcuts on Galaxy phone

Wanna make your Samsung Galaxy phone easy to optimize shortcuts onto your home screen or edge panels? The most common things that you can find on Android screens are, Apps and widgets but more or less I guess only 30% of people are aware of some sharp screen shortcuts to your Galaxy phone.

As the name implies, screen shortcuts offer shortcuts to a particular feature in an app. Also, most apps have shortcuts that are underrated for what they offer. Here in this article via @Samnews24, we’ll be having a round of 10 best home screen shortcuts from Samsung apps that you should use to increase your Galaxy device’s usability. Let’s start with the main content.

How to Use Home Screen Shortcuts on a Samsung Phone

In prior see how to access home screen shortcuts. To do so, long-press an app of your choice. This will open a small app menu containing different shortcuts—the options are specific to each app. Long-press a shortcut you like to “pick it up” and drop it on an empty spot on your home screen.

1. Samsung Internet Shortcuts

If you use the Internet not Chrome or any other browser. You need to be aware of the four shortcuts you get with the browser New Tab, New Secret Tab, View Bookmarks, and Search Web, which we find the most helpful.

There is another way, tapping the Samsung Internet app opens the Quick Access page from where you have to tap the search bar to type your query. You can make this process faster by replacing the app with the Search Web shortcut which instantly opens a new tab and the keyboard.

2. Samsung Notes Shortcuts

The note-taking app is having quite a few possible shortcuts. They include Type Note, Write With Pen and Record Voice Note. There’s also a fourth edge panel-only shortcut called Paint With Brush which is not that helpful for everyday use.

For quick note down a date, location, time, event, name, or similar the type Note shortcut is absolutely great. The Record Voice Note shortcut can record your voice faster. The Write With Pen shortcut is effective to write with S Pen.
All of these shortcuts and more are included in a single widget called Create Note from the same app if you find that more useful. It’s one of the best Samsung widgets by far.

3. Scan QR Code Shortcut by Samsung Pay

To avoid authentication, numerous restaurants, bars, and other similar places started using QR stands for seeing menus and making payments. You can use the Scan QR shortcut from Samsung Pay to make the process faster.

Open the Quick Settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen. Navigate to the last page to open the Scan QR Code option. If the shortcut is not available, tap on the + icon and add the option to the quick settings menu.

4. Favorite Tracks Shortcut by Samsung Music

The Samsung Music app shortcut can be effective to hear your favorite music tracks. You can also use the Recently Added shortcut to check out the latest songs you saved.

  • Tap on any track that you want to favorite. This can be from any section of the app.
  • Open the full music player by tapping the song name.
  • Tap the favorite icon. It looks like a heart. The heart will be filled in when the track has been added to your favorites.

5. Start Recording Shortcut by Samsung Voice Recorder

Record lectures, job-seekers can use it to record interviews, artists can use it to record new song ideas, and new parents can use it to record their child’s first words. This all can be done via the Start Recording shortcut from the Samsung Voice recorder app.

6. Recent Files Shortcut by Samsung My Files

The Recent Files shortcut from Samsung My Files shows you the latest files saved on your phone in the newest-first order. It’s quite useful to quickly access and keep track of the documents you download, screenshots you take, photos and videos you click, and memes you save. From here, you can easily delete, move, copy, or share a file.

7. Samsung Phone Shortcuts

The Missed Calls shortcut from the Phone app is useful for actual reasons, but there’s also a second edge panel-only shortcut called Make Calls which is perhaps even more useful. Find and tap it from the shortcuts list, then select a contact you wish to make direct calls with. If you select a contact with multiple saved numbers, the shortcut will automatically choose the default number. Once set, tap the shortcut to instantly call that person.

Samsung Gallery’s View Album shortcut helps in quick access to the gallery. Samsung Gallery’s View Album shortcut allows you to go to a particular album in your gallery for quick access. It’s unfortunately an edge panel-only shortcut, so you can’t put it on your home screen, but instead access it by swiping in from the side of the screen.

9. Take Screenshots of Shortcut

Screenshots require you to press the power button and volume down button simultaneously. This is slower and less convenient than tapping an icon on your screen. Fortunately, you can do this with the Take Screenshots shortcut available for the Tasks edge panel. This shortcut isn’t from an app but the One UI system itself, so you don’t need to download anything to use it.

Now there is another method for the same. To use the Snipping Tool when you have a mouse and a keyboard: Press the Windows logo key + Shift + S. The desktop will darken while you select an area for your screenshot. Rectangular mode is selected by default.

10. One-Handed Mode Shortcut

To access the One-Handed Mode shortcut from the Tasks edge panel. When in one-handed mode, you can adjust the size of the screen to what you find most comfortable. You can also change its position from right to left if you’re left-handed.

How to add Home screen shortcuts on Galaxy phone

Get More Done With Samsung Shortcuts

In order to maximize usability, you need to go to the shortcuts from various Google apps. If you expect more on your Samsung phone home screen this will be the best example for it. Home screen shortcuts are like the cherry on top of the app’s cake. They’re fast, convenient, and only take one tile on your home screen, just like apps. Widgets take way more space in comparison. Of course, as we saw above, some shortcuts are exclusive to the Tasks edge panel which is a bit of a bummer, but they’re useful yet.

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