This Galaxy S20 guide explains the role of Galaxy S20 Home screen, 11 items and their meaning and usage on Galaxy S20 Home screen, and supported gestures on the Home screen.
Please note, although Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 ultra differ significantly, the Home screen is identical for all these 3 phones. So, in the guide, Galaxy S20 refers to these three phones.
The role of Galaxy S20 Home screen
After unblocking Galaxy S20 lock screen, the first screen you will use is the Home screen.
Galaxy S20 Home screen is the centre of the phone. Most of the functions and apps are accessed from the Home screen.
On Galaxy S20 Home screen, you can:
- Access all apps (with or without Apps screen).
- Create, manage and use app folders.
- Access widgets.
- Access phone settings and customization.
- Check notifications
- Check system status.
- Access quick settings panel.
Anyway, the home screen is so important that you cannot avoid it!
Understanding items on Galaxy S20 Home screen
Generally, there are about 11 types of items on the Galaxy S20 Home screen, as shown in the screenshot below:
- Status bar
- App icons
- App folders
- App Shortcuts/bookmarks
- Pinned files
- Picture frame.
- Panel indicator.
- Favourite tray.
- Navigation bar.
- Edge panel handle.
We will explain them one by one.
The status bar is an integrated part of the Android UI. It is
It will always be shown when in the Home screen or using any apps except in the full-screen immersive mode. In the immersive mode, you can swipe the screen to call out the status bar.
On the left side of the status bar, you can find the current time and a few notification icons, whose style can be customized as explained in this guide.
On Galaxy S20, the status icons are on the right side of the status bar and aligned to the right edge. You can find the meaning of most Galaxy S20 status icons and notification icons on this page.