1. kbeefy's Avatar
    New Galaxy user, got a GS5 today on Verizon.

    I had a Droid 4 before, a Nexus one before that, and a G1 before that.

    All those phone were very easy to create a shortcut... long press the homescreen or wherever and follow the prompts.
    I cannot figure out how to do this on the GS5. All I want to do is add a direct dial shortcut to the homescreen. A couple power/gps/whatever toggles would be cool to.
    Am I missing something? Do I really need to run a different launcher to get these very basic functions?

    Thanks in advance, any advice is appreciated!
    04-16-2014 02:22 AM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    Go into the "People" app and when in the contact you want on the home screen goto the 3 dot menu and there should be a add to home screen option. It is not a direct dial widget but u can hit dial from the popup.
    04-16-2014 02:39 AM
  3. kbeefy's Avatar
    Thanks, already found the add contact. Is there any add shortcut?
    04-16-2014 02:52 AM
  4. zedorda's Avatar
    Not a general add shortcut.
    04-16-2014 02:53 AM
  5. totaled's Avatar
    Thanks, already found the add contact. Is there any add shortcut?
    Nova launcher and others offer a direct dial shortcut option by long pressing homescreen.
    04-16-2014 07:20 AM
  6. edgefever's Avatar
    There's a direct dial widget
    kbeefy likes this.
    04-16-2014 08:41 AM
  7. kbeefy's Avatar
    Cool, thanks!
    04-16-2014 11:27 AM

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