Samsung Galaxy S: Delete Icon From Home Screen

Delete any icon from the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

1. Tap and hold the icon for about 2 seconds.

2. After 2 seconds a trash can will appear at the bottom of the screen. While continuing to hold the icon, drag it to the trash.

The icon is then deleted from the Home screen.


  1. sarah Johnson says

    Did as you said tapped and held and then dragged to trash and it was still on my screen. What next????

  2. callensberg says

    Didn’t work for me. I was spammed with an xxx rated icon. The app is not downloaded on my phone anywhere or I would delete it. It is just an icon on my phone home page. When I tap or hold the icon, it does not show a trash can, it directs me to download the app. Very frustrating. I can’t get rid of it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  3. hodurgmy says


    thx guy, I made a duplcate icon by mistake and was wondering how to delete it.
    Worked fine ;)

    you can also hold the icon and drag it anywhere else on the screen, just in case anyone wants to know :P

  4. Avril Gregory says

    Did exactly as advised several times to remove icons/widgets from home screen but when homescreen button pressed again they are still there.

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