How to Add and Remove Widget on Android Home Screen

One of the biggest advantages that Android has compared to other operating systems is that it is fully customizable and adaptable to our needs. So to be able to add and remove widgets on the home screen of Android, it is one of the many configurations that can perform on your phone or tablet.

We are going to see a simple guide so that you can quickly learn to add a widget on the Android home screen and then delete it in an extremely fast and simple way. The guide is focused on the best launchers, since as you know, depending on the launcher, the steps may vary slightly.

How to add a widget to the home screen on Android

The way to add a widget may vary depending on the launcher or launcher that you have installed on your device, a launcher is an application that executes the home screen and the design of the phone.

As we discussed above, depending on the launcher you have on your device, the way we will add the widget will be different, although not too much. We have made this guide with three different launchers on a Samsung Galaxy A52 5G. On the left side we will have the Samsung One UI Home, in the middle Nova Launcher and on the right side Smart Launcher 5.


The first thing you will have to do is press and hold on the home screen in an empty space.

Next, a menu will appear and we will have to click on “Widgets” or “Add widget”. For Nova users they will have to scroll up in Widgets to open the menu.

We will have several widgets to add, so we will have to scroll to find the one we want to use.

Here we can click on the one we want to add, in some launchers we must press and drag.

Sometimes a poster will appear where we must give permissions to create the widget in question, we simply click on “Create” or “Accept” depending on the launcher.

How is it added to the screen? Here we are going to depend a bit on the size of the grid and the launcher itself. Most widgets are added in their native form which can vary between 1 × 1, 2 × 2, 3 × 4, etc. If there is not enough space where you want to add it, then possibly it will be added on another desktop.

How to remove it Very easy!

Luckily, removing a widget that we’ve added is considerably easy. Again the captures that you can see a little below were taken with a Samsung Galaxy A52 5G. On the left side with the Samsung One UI Home launcher, in the middle with Nova Launcher and on the right with Smart Launcher 5.

We simply hold down the widget that we want to delete for a few seconds. Here it will depend on the launcher, generally it is by clicking on the “X” or “Remove”. However, on some occasions we will have to drag it up or down to the trash can.

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