How to Remove Widgets from Android

If your Android home screen is getting cluttered with widgets you no longer need, you can easily remove them.

Clearing widgets frees up space for apps and shortcuts you actually use.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to deleting widgets from your Android device.

Removing a Single Widget

To remove a specific widget from your Android home screen:

  1. Press and hold on the widget you want to delete.
  2. Drag the widget up to the Remove option at the top of the screen.
  3. Drop the widget on Remove to delete it.

The widget will disappear from your home screen immediately. This clears up space for other app shortcuts or widgets.

Clearing All Widgets

You can also start fresh and clear all widgets from your Android home screen:

  1. Press and hold on an empty area of your home screen.
  2. Tap Home settings.
  3. Tap Remove widgets.
  4. Confirm that you want to remove all widgets.

This will delete all widgets on your primary home screen page. Repeat these steps to clear widgets from additional home screen pages.

Widgets in the App Drawer

Removing a widget from your home screen doesn’t delete the widget entirely. You can still find all your available widgets in the app drawer.

To add a widget back to your home screen, open the app drawer and press and hold on the widget you want to add. Then drag it to your home screen.


Can I delete widgets from the lock screen?

Yes, you can remove widgets from your Android lock screen in the same way. Press and hold on a lock screen widget and drag it up to Remove.

Will deleting a widget also delete the app?

No, removing a widget does not delete or uninstall the app it came from. It just removes that widget from your home screen. The app will remain installed.

How do I add widgets back?

You can add widgets back by opening the app drawer, press and holding a widget, and dragging it back onto your home screen. Position it wherever you want.

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