Home screen

Learn how to use and customize your home screen, and organize the content as you like.

About the home screen

In the home screen, you can quickly access your most frequently used applications and create shortcuts for different features. You can view your favorite contacts, and quickly call, start conversations, or send messages to them. You can also control applications, such as Music.

You can have more than one home screen page, for example, separate home screens for work and private life.

The home screen elements are interactive. For example, if you select the clock, the Clock application opens.

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Switch between home screens

You can have more than one home screen. For example, create separate home screens for work and private life, and customize them to have different content.

To switch to another home screen, swipe left or right.

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qgn-home-page-32.jpg indicates which home screen you are in.

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Customize the home screen

Want to see your favorite landscape or pictures of your family in the home screen background? You can change this wallpaper, and rearrange items in the home screen, to customize it to your liking.

Tip: If you have more than one home screen, you can switch between them also while editing, and customize all your home screens at the same time.

Change the wallpaper

  1. Tap and hold the home screen.

  2. Select Options > Change wallpaper > Image.

  3. Select the desired picture.

  4. Select Done.

Tip: Download more background images from Nokia's Ovi Store. To learn more about Ovi Store, go to www.ovi.com.

Rearrange items in the home screen

  1. Tap and hold the home screen.

  2. Drag and drop items to a new location.

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  3. Select Done.

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Add a widget to the home screen

Interested in today's weather or what's currently in the news? You can add mini-applications (widgets) to your home screen, and see your most relevant information at a glance.

  1. Tap and hold the home screen.

  2. Select Add icon and the desired widget from the list.

  3. Select Done.

A widget can enhance the related application, and may also change the way the application works. For example, if you add a notification widget, received messages are notified in the widget.

Tip: To download more widgets, select OVI.

Using the service or downloading content may cause transfer of large amounts of data, which may result in data traffic costs.

Some home screen widgets may connect to the internet automatically. To prevent this, select Options > Widgets to offline mode.

Remove a widget from the home screen

  1. Tap and hold the home screen.

  2. Select the widget, and from the pop-up menu, select Remove.

  3. Select Done.

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Add your important contacts to the home screen

Add your most important contacts to the home screen, so you can quickly call or send messages to them.

The contacts need to be stored in your device memory.

  1. In the Favorite contacts widget, select qgn-prop-home-add-friend.jpg.

  2. To mark the contacts to add to the home screen, select the desired contacts. You can add up to 20 contacts to the widget.

Call or send a message to a contact

In the widget, select the contact.

Remove a contact from the home screen

In the widget, select qgn-prop-home-remove-friend.jpg and the contact to remove. The contact is deleted from the widget, but remains in your contacts list.

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