1. Enderend's Avatar
    I don't get it. Recently, rebooting has caused several apps to disappear from the app drawer. If I look under Settings>Apps, I can see entries such as "com.developer.appname" with a grayed out icon (in place of the normal app name and icon). Nothing helps. Reinstalling works until the next reboot. Same results when I un install then reinstall. Even a factory reset had no effect. The same apps are affected each time. Please advise.

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    11-15-2012 09:04 PM
  2. TonyLibations's Avatar
    I don't get it. Recently, rebooting has caused several apps to disappear from the app drawer. If I look under Settings>Apps, I can see entries such as "com.developer.appname" with a grayed out icon (in place of the normal app name and icon). Nothing helps. Reinstalling works until the next reboot. Same results when I un install then reinstall. Even a factory reset had no effect. The same apps are affected each time. Please advise.

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    Is it possible that your sd card is corrupted?
    11-15-2012 10:00 PM
  3. Glenn's Avatar
    I've had this happen on numerous occasions. The apps in question were moved to external SD (or simply saved there by default during install), and if one doesn't show up, none of the others that were moved to SD show up, either.

    What I had previously done was to reboot the phone until they show up again. Sometimes it took only one reboot, sometimes it took many reboots.


    Eventually, I got tired of basically relying on luck as to whether or not these apps will show up upon reboot, and simply moved them all back to the phone's internal storage.
    11-16-2012 03:39 AM
  4. Enderend's Avatar
    Makes me wonder if the internal memory is corrupted.

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    11-16-2012 04:36 AM
  5. So Cold's Avatar
    This happens to me all the time too and it's happened with 2 different sd cards.

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    11-18-2012 09:21 AM
  6. Enderend's Avatar
    When apps are moved to "internal storage" are they moved to the phone storage or the SD storage?

    This happens to me all the time too and it's happened with 2 different sd cards.

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    11-18-2012 09:39 AM
  7. Kurt Wall's Avatar
    I had the same problem: the shortcuts to my apps stored in my sd-card will disappear after reboot.
    The solution: change the name in the desktop of the app (any name will do it) and they will still be there when you reboot ;-)
    04-16-2013 03:02 AM
  8. Darth Mo's Avatar
    I had the same problem: the shortcuts to my apps stored in my sd-card will disappear after reboot.
    The solution: change the name in the desktop of the app (any name will do it) and they will still be there when you reboot ;-)
    Hehe, how did you resurrect this thread after five months?

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    04-16-2013 10:29 AM
  9. haniming2's Avatar
    I had the same problem: the shortcuts to my apps stored in my sd-card will disappear after reboot.
    The solution: change the name in the desktop of the app (any name will do it) and they will still be there when you reboot ;-)
    how do I change the name of the app? I am using a tablet. :-) thanks
    04-27-2013 08:40 PM
  10. nic123456's Avatar
    Not sure about the tablet but for the phone try:
    Settings/SD & Phone Storage/Unmount SD Card, then Mount SD card.
    You don't have to remove it. That fixed the problem for me. Hope that helps.
    05-12-2013 08:16 AM

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