Windows® 10 - Manage Tiles

Note Notes:

  • Apps, songs, shortcuts or contacts can be pinned to the Start screen and/or the Taskbar.
  • If your device is not running Windows 10, refer to Windows 8 for further instruction. 


Pin a Tile to the Start Screen and/or Taskbar

  1. From the Home screen,  tap the All apps icon All Apps icon (located in the upper-left) to view the apps. 
    Note If not available, navigate: Start key Start Menu icon (located in the lower-left) > All apps icon All Apps icon.
  2. Press and hold for 2 seconds or right-click an app.
  3. Tap or click "Pin to Start" or tap "More" then tap "Pin to taskbar".
    Note The location of the Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar icons vary depending upon the item being added. Typically, the icons appear in the lower-left or lower-right.
  4. Tap the Pinned apps icon All Apps icon (located in the upper-left) to return to the Home screen.


Unpin, Resize or Rearrange Tiles

Note Tiles removed from the Start screen can be re-added from their original location.

  1. From the Start screen, touch or click and hold a tile (e.g., Internet Explorer, etc.).
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the tile to the desire location then release it.
    • Tap or click Unpin from Start (located in the lower-left).
    • Tap or click Resize (located in the lower-left).
  3. Tap or click an open area of the screen to lock the tiles into place.