1. Quickdood's Avatar
    Is there an app or a built in function of the S6 that allows saving and switching how widgets and folders are arranged on the home screen? Some of the widgets and apps/folders I use during the working week are not relevant during the weekend. Is there a quick way of switching between work mode and weekend mode without having to manually delete and re-arrange widgets and apps/folders on the home screen?
    05-23-2015 07:46 AM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Never hear of one but it is a fun feature on the HTC M9. My homescreens are arranged for use regardless of my location.
    05-23-2015 07:59 AM
  3. Quickdood's Avatar
    I wondering if the Guest Mode function which is coming in the 5.1 update would address this. Would it be possible to have two users with the same email address but different home screen configurations?
    05-23-2015 08:06 AM
  4. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Is there an app or a built in function of the S6 that allows saving and switching how widgets and folders are arranged on the home screen? Some of the widgets and apps/folders I use during the working week are not relevant during the weekend. Is there a quick way of switching between work mode and weekend mode without having to manually delete and re-arrange widgets and apps/folders on the home screen?
    If you're interested in a different launcher, Nova launcher allows you to backup and restore your layout.
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    05-23-2015 08:18 AM
  5. Quickdood's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. Nova Launcher is what I normally use on my devices but I really like Touchwiz this time around (can't believe I just typed that).
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    05-23-2015 08:32 AM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    If you're interested in a different launcher, Nova launcher allows you to backup and restore your layout.
    There are backup versions in the Nova launcher that allow switching? Just a question and not meant as a sarcastic comment nor was it intended to be judgmental or offensive in any way.
    05-23-2015 08:37 AM
  7. erasat's Avatar
    There are backup versions in the Nova launcher that allow switching? Just a question and not meant as a sarcastic comment nor was it intended to be judgmental or offensive in any way.
    With Nova you can rearrange your Widgets, folders and apps in general, save it, then do your whole new rearrange and changes and then save it with another name, then when you want to switch between one and the other, just go to Nova and do a restore, select the one you want and that's it, then when you want to go back to the other settings just do another restore and voila!
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    05-23-2015 08:43 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    With Nova you can rearrange your Widgets, folders and apps in general, save it, then do your whole new rearrange and changes and then save it with another name, then when you want to switch between one and the other, just go to Nova and do a restore, select the one you want and that's it, then when you want to go back to the other settings just do another restore and voila!
    Thanks very much for the clarification.
    05-23-2015 08:46 AM
  9. deeb215's Avatar
    Why not set up seperate screens? The home screen could have your everyday stuff. I have only 3 screens for now, Music Widgets-Home-Calendar/Keep. Something like Left swipes for Work and right for Leisure may work for you.
    05-23-2015 08:57 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Why not set up seperate screens? The home screen could have your everyday stuff. I have only 3 screens for now, Music Widgets-Home-Calendar/Keep. Something like Left swipes for Work and right for Leisure may work for you.
    Great suggestion and mirrors my thoughts exactly but the Nova option is pretty cool. Just my opinion and not meant to be sarcastic or judgmental or offensive in any way.
    05-23-2015 09:11 AM
  11. deeb215's Avatar
    Great suggestion and mirrors my thoughts exactly but the Nova option is pretty cool. Just my opinion and not meant to be sarcastic or judgmental or offensive in any way.
    Yes that definitely works best if they want a totally different experience between the two.
    05-23-2015 02:05 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes that definitely works best if they want a totally different experience between the two.
    A nice option in. Nova to long press the homescreen and be able to toggle between saved homescreen configurations.

    Just a thought and not intended as,sarcasm or judgment or offensive in any way.
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    05-23-2015 02:13 PM
  13. Fedginator's Avatar
    You could install a 3rd party launcher (eg nova) with a different layout and then switch default home app whenever needed

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    05-23-2015 02:20 PM
  14. chonghak's Avatar
    So, I get that you can save/restore with a different launcher. Is there a way to save/restore WITHOUT a different launcher? Probably no, huh?
    05-27-2015 12:59 PM
  15. Wiggum333's Avatar
    So, I get that you can save/restore with a different launcher. Is there a way to save/restore WITHOUT a different launcher? Probably no, huh?
    No. Not with stock TW.
    05-27-2015 01:04 PM
  16. erasat's Avatar
    So, I get that you can save/restore with a different launcher. Is there a way to save/restore WITHOUT a different launcher? Probably no, huh?
    I have never tried to restore from it (so do at your own risk) but if you use Helium you can do a backup of com.sec.android.app.launcher and that is the TouchWiz launcher, so maybe it can restore from that, but be sure to just use this if you are restoring to the same device or at least same device model as TouchWiz varies from device to device and restoring one TouchWiz version into another one can easily soft brick your phone.
    05-27-2015 03:23 PM

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