What is tasks edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
Tasks edge in Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ is similar to apps edge in the edge screen.
The major difference is that tasks edge is for shortcuts of individual tasks, not individual apps.
These tasks are similar to widgets: they are both special functions of some apps. But tasks are only from apps developed by Samsung currently. In other words, you cannot simply add a widget to tasks edge currently.
Since Android Nougat 7.1, app shortcut was introduced in stock Android. Samsung supports app shortcuts on the home screen in their Android Oreo firmware. But the tasks edge does not support app shortcuts of third-party apps.
Please note, tasks edge in edge screen is identical among Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+. So, this guide applies to all of these devices. In this guide, we use the screenshots from the Galaxy S7 edge for the illustration.
Two ways to access settings for tasks edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge
You can access tasks edge settings in Galaxy S7 edge in two ways:
As shown below, you can launch edge panels, then navigate to tasks edge, which, by default, is the second panel, next to the apps edge.
In tasks edge panel, you can tap the + button to add more tasks to this edge panel. Tap settings icon to go to edge panel settings page.
You can also access edge panels settings in Settings — edge screen –edge panel.
As shown below, you can tap the check icon (marked as 1) to turn on or turn off tasks edge.
Tap pencil icon (marked as 2 in the screenshot below) to edit (manage) tasks edge.
So, these two ways to access tasks edge settings are interlinked.
To enable/disable tasks edge, you must go to edge screen settings (edge panels settings) as mentioned above.
How to add and remove tasks for tasks edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
After tapping the pencil icon or tapping the + button, you should be in a new tasks page as shown below.
The left side of the page lists all available tasks for the tasks edge. As mentioned, tasks are different from widgets: currently, only Samsung apps can create “tasks”.
You can scroll downwards or upwards to check all available tasks as shown below.
For example, you want to add the “Create memo” task to tasks edge in the edge panel.
You can tap and hold (i.e., without releasing your finger from the screen) the create memo icon, drag it the right side.
There are up to 10 spots in tasks edge. If there are less than 10 tasks currently, you can find some empty slots.
You now can drop (releasing your finger from the screen) the icon to any available slots as shown below.
As shown above, once you drop the Create memo task icon into the slot, there is a “-” sign next to it.
This “-” button is for you to remove the task from the tasks edge. As shown above, tap the icon (marked in the blue box) to remove it.
Please note, you can only remove tasks from the edge panela. You cannot uninstall these tasks from your Galaxy S7 edge. This is similar to widgets.
How to manage tasks in tasks edge directly in the edge panel?
You can also manage tasks directly in tasks edge page as shown below.
When you tap and hold a task icon, you can then move it to any of the 10 slots to rearrange the icons.
In addition, when a task icon is tapped and held, a Remove button will be shown as shown below for you to remove the specific task without navigating to the settings page.
To remove a task directly from the task edge, you simply tap and hold the corresponding icon, then drag and drop it to the Remove button.
Can you use and manage tasks edge in the edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
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