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My Samsung® Galaxy S® III by Steve Schwartz

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The Home Screen

The Home screen is Command Central for your phone. You launch apps (applications) from this screen, view the latest information presented on widgets (such as the local weather from AccuWeather.com), and initiate phone calls and texting sessions.

The important parts of the Home screen include the status bar, the main area (equivalent to a PC or Mac’s desktop), Home screen indicator, and icons for five primary shortcuts (Phone, Contacts, Messaging, Internet, and Apps).

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The Status Bar

The status bar at the top of the screen serves two functions. First, icons on the right side of the status bar show the active communication features ...

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