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    Question app icons disappear without doing anything.

    i just got my tablet back after 3 repairs. i installed instagram, while i was installing others. this app icon just disappeared! it has happened to me before. i downloaded it from google play store.

    does anyone else have the same problem?
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    Ok, so you installed Instagram--and then you placed a shortcut to it on the homescreen? And then later the icon disappeared, is that correct? Does Instagram still show itself to be present in the App Drawer? Is it possible that in the process of setting your tablet back up, you may have inadvertently swiped the Instagram icon to a different homescreen, or straight into the Remove area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    i just got my tablet back after 3 repairs. i installed instagram, while i was installing others. this app icon just disappeared! it has happened to me before. i downloaded it from google play store.

    does anyone else have the same problem?
    Yes, from time to time, an icon will suddenly disappear from my home screen for no reason. I was a bit alarmed at first, but then I found that the icon was still present in the larger assortment of icons on my tablet, just not on my home screen. Of course, I returned it to my home screen, and it has stayed there, but a few times the same thing happened again, each time to a different icon. (NOTE: it happens mostly when an app is updated. The icon is still present under all apps, but it disappears from my home screen. So I simply put it back--until the next time the app is updated )
    Last edited by cybernutte; 01-25-2014 at 10:08 AM.
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    I've noticed that to but that's only when the app get updated. I found out its because I have the Google edition launcher installed on my device. Since its not made for the n7 it is quite buggy. Did you install a launcher by any chance?

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    yea, i got it back from the 3rd repair. so i started to install apps again. i probably added about 10 apps. while a new app was installing, all of sudden, instagram disappeared right in front of me. it is still in the list of all the apps though.

    no, i didn't move it to another home screen, i only had about 10 apps installed at that time. it disappeared right in front of me when another app replaced its location.
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    Default Re: app icons disappear without doing anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    yea, i got it back from the 3rd repair. so i started to install apps again. i probably added about 10 apps. while a new app was installing, all of sudden, instagram disappeared right in front of me. it is still in the list of all the apps though.

    no, i didn't move it to another home screen, i only had about 10 apps installed at that time. it disappeared right in front of me when another app replaced its location.
    I've noticed that sometimes when an app is updated through Google Play, the home screen icon disappears and I have to drag it over from the apps page again.
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    Same problem

    When some apps are updated the icons disappear from my home screen folders. Now I just check after each update to make sure.

    I'm running stock, not GEL

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    Yes, this happens on my Nexus 7 once in a while. It's happened 3 times with the SwiftKey application. That app stays on the device, and I can see it in the Settings/Applications screen and drag it back to the desktop. When this happens, it becomes "unregistered" as the default keyboard, and the Google keyboard asserts that status.

    And just now, some other app icon disappeared right before my eyes. I don't know which one it was, because it was an app that I almost never use... I don't have a spatial memory of what that location on the home screen did for me.

    I'm still happy with the Nexus 7, and glad that I took a chance on it, rather than buying an iPad. This bug is annoying, but not a "device flusher".

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