Customizing your smartphone’s Home screen is an important step in making the device as efficient as possible.
It’s very likely that you use a couple of your apps more often than others, so placing those apps on the Home screen to make them more accessible can save you some time.
But there may be some objects on your Home screen that you don’t need and that were included there by default.
One of these objects is the weather widget, which can be set up to display the local weather. But if you don’t use it, or haven’t set it up, then it may simply be wasting some valuable real estate.
Fortunately, you can follow the steps below to delete the weather widget in Android Marshmallow.
How to Delete the Weather Widget from the Marshmallow Home Screen
The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 using the Android Marshmallow operating system.
This guide will assume that you have a weather widget on your phone’s Home screen and that you want to remove it.
Step 1: Tap and hold on the weather widget.
Step 2: Drag the weather widget to the trash can icon at the top of the screen, then lift your finger off the screen to place the widget in the trash can and delete it.
Now that you know how to remove the weather widget in Android Marshmallow, you can use these steps to clean up your Home screen of that and other items you don’t want.
Would you like to be able to take screenshots on your Android phone like the ones shown in this article? Fortunately you can read this article to learn how to use the built-in capabilities of your Marshmallow smartphone to take and save phone screenshots to the Gallery app on your device.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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