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Application screen

The Application screen, which you open from the Homescreen, contains the applications that come pre-installed on your device as well as applications that you download.

Application screen

To view all applications on the Application screen

  1. From your Home screen, tap .
  2. Flick left or right on the Application screen.

To Enable or Disable the Recommended Apps Listings

The first time you access the application screen, you get the option to enable or disable recommended apps listings. You can also enable or disable this feature later by following the steps below:

  1. Touch and hold any area on your Homescreen until the device vibrates, then tap .
  2. Tap the App recommendations slider.

To Open an Application from the Application Screen

  • When the Application screen is open, flick left or right to find the application, and then tap the application.

To Search for an Application from the Application Screen

  1. When the Application screen is open, tap Search applications or simply swipe down on the Application screen or Homescreen.
  2. Enter the name of the application you want to search for.

To Arrange Applications on the Application Screen

  1. When the Application screen is open, tap .
  2. Tap Sort apps, then select an option.

To Add an Application Shortcut to the Homescreen

  1. On the Application screen, touch and hold an application icon until the device vibrates, and then drag the icon to the top of the screen. The Homescreen opens.
  2. Drag the icon to the desired location on the Homescreen, then release it.

To Move an Application on the Application Screen

  1. When the Application screen is open, tap .
  2. Make sure Own order is selected under Sort apps.
  3. Touch and hold the application until the device vibrates, and then drag it to the new location.

To disable or uninstall an application from the application screen

Disabling a pre-installed app deletes all data, but the app can be enabled again from Settings > Apps. Only downloaded apps can be fully uninstalled.

  1. Touch and hold any area on the Application screen until the device vibrates. All applications that can be disabled or uninstalled are then indicated by .
  2. Tap the relevant application, then tap DISABLE if the app came pre-installed on your device or OK if the app was downloaded and you would like to uninstall it.
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