1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S3 (4.4.2). My 'Maps' Application has completely disappeared from my phone. It is not listed under the Application Manager either. When I go to the 'Play Store' and search Google Maps, the app says Disabled. I try to click Enable and nothing happens. PLEASE HELP!
    02-24-2015 08:45 PM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    Hello. Have a look in Settings - General - Applications Manager - Disabled / Turned Off. If there, open and Enable.
    02-24-2015 08:58 PM
  3. cbertens's Avatar
    Okay, I went to Settings - General - Applications Manager BUT I do not have the option to view disabled/turned off. All I can see is Downloaded/SD Card /Running/ All. Do you perhaps know why I cannot see the disabled/turned off?
    02-24-2015 09:22 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    No, I don't. You have the right order except you're missing the 5th column.

    Hopefully someone will know.
    I had a Galaxy S2 before my current Galaxy Note 3, plus a Motorola Moto G, so all Android devices should have it.
    My knowledge may be terminating.

    Try it once more. Did you purchase it recently from a reputable source?
    Go to a downloaded app in the All list that you don't use much, open for the App Info page, and disable. You may lose info, so you could download a new app instead. I just wonder if the Disabled column will appear. Very strange.

    Stick around for more help.
    It's late for me.

    02-24-2015 09:35 PM
  5. cbertens's Avatar
    It is a work phone so I wonder if my employer has hidden the disabled/turned-off option... The phone was purchased new and set-up by my work.

    I will try your suggestion though and see if it will work. I have been using the Google Maps for weeks/since I got the phone and today it just vanished. So frustrating.

    Thank you for taking the time to help me out! I really appreciate it!
    02-24-2015 09:43 PM
  6. cbertens's Avatar
    Okay, so I disabled another app like you suggested. When I did that the disable field appeared in the App Manager. The app I recently disabled is the only one to appear though. The Maps app I am missing is not there.

    I cannot uninstall the app since I cannot find it on the phone and I cannot enable through the play store. Any suggestions on how to re-download/start over with the app?
    02-24-2015 09:48 PM
  7. anon8380037's Avatar
    It is a work phone so I wonder if my employer has hidden the disabled/turned-off option... The phone was purchased new and set-up by my work.

    I will try your suggestion though and see if it will work. I have been using the Google Maps for weeks/since I got the phone and today it just vanished. So frustrating.

    Thank you for taking the time to help me out! I really appreciate it!
    Thanks for registering and Welcome to Android Central.

    I was able to Enable a Bloomberg app from the Play Store app with a long press. May not work for all stock apps.
    You can have a look in General - Security, encryption and Device *correction* Administrators. Mine is not encrypted and Device Administrators just has Android Device Manager, for finding a device, enabled. You may have company settings.

    Strange you had used Maps previously.

    Try saying Hi and also asking this in the Android Central Community - Introductions forum. More site ambassadors help out there, if they miss your thread here. (Some of them are under the impression I know what I'm doing, so pass over my replies - more fool them .)

    See you around the forums.
    02-24-2015 09:58 PM

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