Here's how you can remove icons and widgets by flinging them off your home screen on Android Jelly Bean devices. 1. Long press the icon or widget. 2. Fling it upwards. 3. The icon will be removed from your home screen, but the app will stay in your app drawer. This is a good way to clear up some of the icon and widget clutter on your home screen.
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