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Is the app gone?  |  How to return applications to mobile phone screen

Is the app gone? | How to return applications to mobile phone screen

It is common for some smartphone screen apps to disappear without explanation. Fortunately, there is a way to bring apps back to your Android cell phone screen and into files Iphone (iOS) using the native features of each system, without the need to install additional tools.

In the following tutorial, learn what to do when apps disappear from your phone screen. Also learn about the main reasons why apps can disappear from the screens on the device and how to access the smartphone apps menu.

Why did the app disappear?

An application may not appear on the mobile screen for several reasons. between them:

  • The application has been removed from the start screen, but it is still installed;
  • The application has been deleted;
  • The application is disabled;
  • An application error or malfunction occurred after the update;
  • An application error or malfunction occurred after closing it.

Except for the excluded gadgets, in all other situations it is possible to return the applications to the phone screen by accessing the application menu. This is the gallery or library of programs installed on your Android or iPhone.

Where is the list of mobile apps

In Android, the list of applications is known as App Drawer. On iPhone (iOS), it’s called Application library. However, in both systems they have the same goal, which is to identify all the applications saved on the cell phone.

The way to access the application menu may differ depending on the version of the operating system and the model of the smartphone. But in general, this is the following:

  • On Android: On the home screen, swipe the screen from the bottom up to show the apps;
  • On iPhone: From the main screen, swipe the screen from right to left and tap on the “App Library” search bar.
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App Drawer (left) on Android and Apps Library (right) on iPhone (screenshot: Caio Carvalho)

How to get apps that disappeared on the phone screen

For the next tutorial, make sure that the apps you want to view are installed again on your smartphone. If no widget appears, you will need to reinstall the software from the Google Play Store or the App Store.

on android

  1. Open the app drawer;
  2. Locate the application you want to return to the mobile phone screen;
  3. Press and hold the app for a few seconds until the options menu appears;
  4. To select more than one application at the same time, click on “Select” and check other applications;
  5. Go to “Add to Home Screen”.
How to bring apps back to your Android screen (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho)

And ready. If you prefer to modify the screen on which the application will be highlighted, tap and hold on the application and then drag the icon to the desired screen.

on iPhone

  1. Open the Application Library on the iPhone;
  2. Locate the application you want to return to the home screen;
  3. Touch and hold the app for a few seconds until it starts to vibrate;
  4. The application will be added to the mobile phone screen.
How to bring apps back to your iPhone screen (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho)

For those who have an iPhone, you can also choose the screen where the returned app will be saved. Simply tap and hold on the app and finally drag the icon to the desired screen.

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