You need to understand the contents of the Galaxy S10 home screen to use the phone effectively.
There are usually up to 11 types of items on Galax S10 Home screen. And they are usually designed and arranged for different functions and purposes.
This Galaxy S10 how-to guide explains what Galaxy S10 Home screen is, the items on the home screen, and how to use the 11 types of items on the home screen.
What is Galaxy S10 Home screen?
In Galaxy S10 (S10, S10+, S10e, or S1o 5G), you will deal with 8 types of screens:
- Lock screen. The lock screen is the first screen you will encounter after starting or wake up the phone. You need to unlock to access private data and apps.
- Home screen. By default, after you unlock Galaxy S10, you will be directed to Galaxy S10 Home screen.
- Apps screen. Traditionally, in Android phones, the apps screen is called app drawer, where you list all installed apps. Typically, only part of the installed apps is added to the home screen. Apps screen usually is considered as part of the Home screen,
- Edge screen (for S10, S10+, and S10 5G only). As explained in Galaxy S10 layout, edge screen actually is a software feature, rather than a dedicated screen. The edge screen requires a curved edge of the display. Therefore, it is not available in Galaxy S10e due to its flat screen.
- Recents (Overview) screen. You can find the list of recently used apps in the Recents screen. You can launch these apps in the split-screen view or pop-up view (multiwindow mode) as explained in this guide.
- Notification panel. You can swipe down from the Galaxy S10 status bar to access the notification panel.
- Quick settings panel. You can use the quick setting buttons to turn on or off some features on Galaxy S10 without opening Galaxy S10 Settings.
- Individual app screen.
Galaxy S10 Home screen is the center of the phone. There is no way to bypass the home screen.
Galaxy S10 is protected by Galaxy S10 lock screen to prevent unauthorized access to your apps and data. Therefore, the Home screen is always behind the lock screen.
You can access the Home screen in different ways:
- After unlocking Galaxy S10, you should get the Galaxy S10 Home screen directly.
- When you are using any apps, you can tap the Home button (or swipe up from the centerline if you are using Galaxy S10 navigation gestures) in the navigation bar to access the Galaxy S10 Home screen directly.
- When you are using any apps, you can keep tapping the Back button in the navigation bar to return to the Home screen eventually. Some apps may require you to tap the back button several times before you get the Home screen. A few apps may ask you to confirm to exit the app. Anyway, the behavior of the back button