After you finish setting up your phone, Home opens.
At the bottom of the screen, you'll find three Navigation buttons. They're always available. No matter what you're doing with your phone, you can always get back to the main Home screen or return to previous screens:
|Back||Opens the previous screen you were working in, even if it was in a different app. Once you back up to the Home screen, you can't go back any further in your history.|
|Home||Opens Home. If you’re viewing a left or right Home screen, opens the central Home screen.|
|Recent apps||Opens a list of thumbnail images of apps you’ve worked with recently. To open an app, touch it. To remove a thumbnail from the list, swipe it left or right.|
After a short time without getting used, these buttons may shrink to dots or fade away, depending on the current app. To bring them back, touch their location.
Just above the Navigation buttons, notice the Favorites tray:
The app icons you keep in the tray remain visible on every Home screen.
The All Apps icon in the center is permanent. Touch it to see all your apps and widgets.
Your Home screen can hold app and widget icons, plus folders.
- To open an app, folder, or widget, touch its icon.
- To see additional Home screens, swipe your finger quickly left or right.
At the top of the screen, you'll see something like this:
Status icons on the left tell you which apps have sent you notifications—for example, that a message has arrived, or it's time for a meeting.
- To see your notifications, swipe your finger down from the top of the screen.
System icons on the right display the current wireless and network connection strength, battery level, time, and more.
Google Search, just below the status and system icons, lets you search the Internet. Touch Google to type your search terms, or to speak them.