What is Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen is sometimes referred as app drawer, or app tray or app list. All of the apps, including pre-installed apps, and apps installed by the user, are all displayed in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps page as icons.
When an app is uninstalled or disabled, it will disappear from the Galaxy S6 Apps screen.
Please note, app icons in Samsung Galaxy Apps page is different from those in Galaxy S6 home screen. The app icons in Galaxy S6 home screen are actually shortcuts to app icons in Galaxy S6 Apps screen.
When you remove an app from home screen, only the shortcut is removed. The corresponding app icon in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen will not be affected.
But when you uninstall/disable apps from Galaxy S6, the corresponding app icons in both Galaxy S6 home screen and Apps screen are removed automatically.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has an identical apps screen, so this guide applies to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge as well, although, in the page, only Galaxy S6 is used.
How to access Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen?
To access Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen, you can tap the Apps icon (16 white dots in 4×4) in the favorite apps area in Galaxy S6 home screen.
You can customize favorite apps in Galaxy S6 home screen as shown in this page, but you cannot remove the the Apps icon.
Once in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen, you can switch to other panels by swiping to the left or right (see this page on Galaxy S6 touchscreen gestures), or selecting a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen.
If you are a long-term Galaxy device user, you will notice one missing feature of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen: you cannot cycle through panels when you reach the first or last panel. Samsung purposely disabled this for no reasons. Same happened to Galaxy S6 home screen panels.
There is no empty panel of Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen. If there is no apps on a panel, the panel will not be displayed.
But empty spots are allowed in all (not just the last) panels. In other words, it is not necessary to fill all spots in a Galaxy S6 Apps screen panel .
How to move apps in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen?
By default, the apps in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen are sorted based on time of installation. Newly-installed apps appear in the last spots.
You can organize the app icons in your own way by manually moving them to desired spot in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen.
On the Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen, tap EDIT near the top right, then tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
If you want to move an app to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen panel.
How to create app folders in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen?
If you have many apps installed in your Galaxy S6, you may want to create app folders to organize them in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen.
To create folders in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: enter Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen
On home screen, you can tap the Apps icon in favorite app tray to enter Galaxy S6 Apps screen.
If you are using other apps, press home button to return to home screen.
Step 2: On Samsung Galaxy Apps screen, tap EDIT.
You can find the EDIT button near top right in the Apps screen.
Tap EDIT to enter editing mode of Samsung Galaxy Apps screen.
Step 3: Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
Unlike that in Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4, you cannot create folders directly in Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.
You need drag an app and drop it to another one in editing mode of Samsung Galaxy Apps screen, as shown below. This will then create a folder automatically.
Step 4: Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the target app.
When you drag the app over the target app, a folder frame appears as shown above.
Now drop the app (by releasing your finger) to create a folder containing the two apps in Samsung Galaxy Apps screen.
Step 5: Name and customize the app folder
You can tap Enter folder name to name this app folder.
You can change the app folder color by tapping the color palette.
To add more apps to the app folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder.
Can you use Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen now? Can you create folders in Samsung Galaxy S6 Apps screen?
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.