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apps missing from app drawer after update

(Topic created: 06-16-2022 04:29 AM)
userBSxNRSut4Y
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Galaxy S21

Some of my apps suddenly went missing from my home screen and app drawer. Its still on my phone and can be opened from the app manager. I checked and none of the apps are hidden. I have no idea what happened. I tried restarting my phone several times and looking through the settings for a solution. If I go to the play store and search the apps, they are showing installed properly. 

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KryptoKingz
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Galaxy S21

I have the fix! I only use Go Launcher and I can confirm that THAT isn't the issue as my apps were missing also in ONEUI. You have to use a DIFFERENT Go Launcher app!! I installed Go Launcher 3D and updated it!. Once I opened Go Launcher 3D, all my apps were there in the app drawer!

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Members_1nmxXeo
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Galaxy S21

I have exactly the same problem.

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userVIwkmMikkl
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Galaxy S21

Same issue. S22 Ultra - after installing Update 5 this morning. Very few apps on the home screens and in the app drawer. All apps are still on the device (Settings > Apps) and can be launched, but no shortcut/icon on the home screen or app drawer. Very unacceptable. I've found several references to this happening; but, I've not seen anyone fix it yet. I'm hoping this is a little bug that can be fixed without too much trouble.

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userC8Nv5S0VmP
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Galaxy S21

I went to my Tmobile store today to see if they knew of a fix for this problem. It seems to be new so I won't be surprised if more people show up with the problem. They offered to upgrade me to an S21Fe for $700

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User_name
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Galaxy S21

which carrier? and what's your current software version? about phone > software info > last 4 characters of build number

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userBSxNRSut4Y
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Galaxy S21

My carrier is Verizon and the last four characters in the build number is CVE8.

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userVIwkmMikkl
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Galaxy S21

I'm also with Verizon and have the same baseband version ending in CVE8. My build number ends in AVF1. 

My issue seems to a non-stock launcher that I use. When I switch back to the stock launcher, all the apps are there. I have reached out to the developers of the other laucher to see if they can update it so that this issue is resolved.

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User_name
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Galaxy S21

which 3rd party launcher were you using?

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userBSxNRSut4Y
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Galaxy S21

GO launcher.  I even tried to switch to the samsung home screen and microsoft homescreen. The apps were still missing in the app drawer.

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User_name
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Galaxy S21

oh so this happens with One UI launcher as well huh 

what were the apps that went missing from the home screen and app drawer? 

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