View Text/Email Messages Snippets on Samsung Galaxy S5 Home screen

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Need help on how to see snippets of your text or email messages on the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone?

This guide will walk you through managing your Samsung Galaxy S5 settings to preview snippets of text and email message(s) you receive on your phone's Home screen.

a. View Snippets of Text Messages


These are the steps to view snippets of your text messages on the Galaxy S5 Home screen:

1. Go to your phone's Home screen.

2. Tap and hold on an empty space on the Home screen until you will be prompted with the quick panel options.

3. Touch Widgets from the given options.

4. Scroll to, then tap and hold on Messages.

5. Now drag the widget on to the Home screen.

6. Finally, tap the Back key.

You should then be able to view snippets of the text messages you receive on your device.

b. View Snippets of Emails


These are the steps to view snippets of your email messages on the Galaxy S5 Home screen:

1. Go to your phone's Home screen.

2. Tap and hold on an empty space on the Home screen until you will be prompted with the quick panel options.

3. From the quick panel, touch to select Widgets from the available options.

4. Scroll to, then tap and hold on Email. If you are using a Gmail account, tap and hold on Gmail instead. If you have downloaded a third-party email application that contains a widget, then you can use that widget, too.

5. Drag the widget on to the Home screen.

6. When the widget is already on the Home screen, tap on it to set it up for your email account.

You should then be able to view snippets of your email messages in your selected email's inbox in the Home screen widget.

Please make sure your phone is connected to the Internet for it to sync with your email. It's also possible for you to access your inbox online by tapping on the widget, depending on the type of widget used and provided that your phone is connected to the Internet.



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