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    Default App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    I have neatly arranged my apps in folders. However when I reboot my phone they re-arrange themselves. I can't figure out how to make it stop. Has anyone seen this before?
    Please help. It's driving me nuts.

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    Default Re: App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    Mine doesn't do that (and I have re-arranged one folder deliberately). I've done a reboot and also a s/w update and the folder order has not changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
    I have neatly arranged my apps in folders. However when I reboot my phone they re-arrange themselves. I can't figure out how to make it stop. Has anyone seen this before?
    Please help. It's driving me nuts.

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    yup. This happens to me every time I reboot. I never know where my icons will be when I open a folder.

    This was one of the main reasons I switched to Nova Launcher. Nova is alot snappier with more ability to customize anyway.
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    Default Re: App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    If you dont want to use a launcher but still want customizable folders, then get folder organizer. I love it.
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    ive heard the phone puts them in alphabetical order but theres lots of nice launchers
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    ive heard the phone puts them in alphabetical order but theres lots of nice launchers
    It does if you tell it to. From the app drawer, tap the menu button, then select view type. If you select customizable grid, you should be able to put the apps in any order you want.
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    think the op is talking about home-screen folders though mate
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    Yes, its just the home screen folders i was referring to not the actual app drawer.
    When they re-arrange on reboot, its not necessarily in alphabetical order.
    It appears they re-arrange to the original order that I dropped them in the folder.
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    Items in the homescreen folders will always revert to the order in which you placed them in the folder. Totally sucks. If you want the items in a particular order, place the icons in the folder in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    think the op is talking about home-screen folders though mate
    Yip he sure is and mine does it too, my app drawer is already on customisable grid !

    Its annoying but its not the end of the world, I hope they fix it as I like things to be where I put them for easy access.
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    just tried moving them around in Go Launcher and the apps stayed to wherever i moved them to in the folder after reboot so thats an option
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    heres a screenshot of some folders in go launcher, u can make them pretty with 100s of free themes
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    This only happens on my last app screen..a few apps seem to change position and android central app is one of them

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    Default Re: App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    I tried the other launchers but I prefer stock Touchwiz so its not really an option to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryl85 View Post
    I tried the other launchers but I prefer stock Touchwiz so its not really an option to change.
    cool. the only thing i really like about touchwiz is the notification bar toggles + you keep them with a custom launcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejohnnyk View Post
    Items in the homescreen folders will always revert to the order in which you placed them in the folder. Totally sucks. If you want the items in a particular order, place the icons in the folder in that order.

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    It's totally true and it totally sucks. But instead of rebuilding all my folders I decided not to be my usual anal self and deal. It's like a self intervention.

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    Yeah, I noticed that myself. I never had this happen with any of my other Android devices.
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    Default Solved for Verizon GS III

    Discovered by Accident.

    1 Reboot.

    2. Open Folder.
    (Drat, order has changed!)

    3. Add any App to folder
    (open App Drawer and drag ANY app icon to the folder).

    4. Re-open folder.

    5. Your welcome.

    Observed first and then verified with a few reboots on Verizon GS III.

    If you delete the added icon from the target folder, original re-arranged order stays in place. Until the next reboot. Then start again at step 2.

    Much be with Touchwiz. Good news is that the information about the user arranged order of the folder survives a reboot. Otherwise, 'trick' wouldn't work. Samsung, are you listening? Samsung could provide a setting for this. Unless it's a bug in TW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexxman View Post
    Discovered by Accident.

    1 Reboot.

    2. Open Folder.
    (Drat, order has changed!)

    3. Add any App to folder
    (open App Drawer and drag ANY app icon to the folder).

    4. Re-open folder.

    5. Your welcome.

    Observed first and then verified with a few reboots on Verizon GS III.

    If you delete the added icon from the target folder, original re-arranged order stays in place. Until the next reboot. Then start again at step 2.

    Much be with Touchwiz. Good news is that the information about the user arranged order of the folder survives a reboot. Otherwise, 'trick' wouldn't work. Samsung, are you listening? Samsung could provide a setting for this. Unless it's a bug in TW.
    nice one man
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    Cool, eh?

    And I meant RESTART not REBOOT.

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    Default Re: App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    i can't seem to figure out your trick to get the icons to stay arrange the way i want them after a reboot.. Tried at least 20 reboots already..haha..

    so do i do this??

    1 Reboot.
    2. Open Folder. (icons order messed up again, SO DO I MOVE THEM BACK NOW TO THE POSITION I WANT??)
    3. Then add any OTHER app to folder ?????
    4. Close folder
    5. Re-open folder.
    6. Restart S3?? and it should stay the way i arrange it now??

    Thanks
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    Default Re: App icons re-arrange themselves in folder ??

    In nova, just dont hit menu in folder and tap SORT
    i luv alphabetic sorting though ive noticed my memory of order of the alphabet has detarioated in my late 30s :beer:

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