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    Default Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Dear S3/Android users,

    I'm a new convert from iPhone --> Android (Samsung Galaxy S3). As I was trying to figure out how things worked, I accidentally deleted the apps drawer icon on the main screen! I tried to find it again in settings and elsewhere but I just can't seem to locate where I can drag the Apps Drawer Icon back to my home page.

    Please help!


    Thank you!

    - Newbie
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejunkie View Post
    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
    The same is true for Nova Launcher (except select Nova Action, of course).
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Thank you so much! I'm using Nova... how do I long press the homescreen for the Nova Action?? When I longpress the home button, only my active apps pop up.

    Sorry I'm just really confused!
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    No, do not long-press the Home button; just long-press somewhere on one of your home screens.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    On a blank portion of your homescreen, where there is no app icon or widget.
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by gsder View Post
    no, do not long-press the home button; just long-press somewhere on one of your home screens.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed sinclair zx-80 running cm -0.001 using tapatalk 2
    thank you so much!
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    For those who are confused about the long touch home screen thing, another way is to go to Settings, go to Application Manager, find your launcher and force stop it. When you return to your home screen all peace has been restored right where you left it! Why do they let deleting the app drawer even be an option? Lol cuz for someone who doesn't know any better, that's a scary sight to see!
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    I did the same thing - jumped from iPhone and this one is scary! Apple I know - which is why I now have a Galaxy.....
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Hi I have a Samsung galaxy s3 and by mistake some how my apps have been deleted the navigation and places aap can u tell me how to get it back please thank you.
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aisha wadi View Post
    Hi I have a Samsung galaxy s3 and by mistake some how my apps have been deleted the navigation and places aap can u tell me how to get it back please thank you.
    That happened with the new "maps" update, nothings been deleted, they're just gone. You'll have to roll back the update to get those shortcuts back.
    But everything still works the same.
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    What about epic launcher ? Anyone know?
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    What do you want to know about Epic launcher? What are you trying to accomplish?
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    I also accidentally deleted my App Tray Icon and i cant seem to have it back. I am using Solo launcher. Can someone help me please?
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by clarkcant View Post
    I also accidentally deleted my App Tray Icon and i cant seem to have it back. I am using Solo launcher.
    If you long-press in an empty spot on a Home screen you'll see an options menuSelect 'Solo Actions' and you'll see a new list of optionsthe uppermost of which is 'App Drawer'. Select that and it'll appear on your Home screen; then you can just drag it back into the empty space in the dock.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    I'm using Solo Launcher. Thanks for the help!
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejunkie View Post
    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
    I just want to say tanx alotttt
    You saved me
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Thanks friends.. it helped me for my samsung galaxy tab2( slimkat)
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Happened to me too (meant to press edit) I tried long pressing but "Nova Action" doesn't show up. It just give options to add a widget or go to settings.

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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    Never mind. Found it

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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    If you force stop, wont you lose all your apps. Im a complete novice. I have a Gal 4 and to be honest, I absol hate it.

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    Default Pandora

    Does anyone know how to save Pandora radio stations on a cloud?
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    Default Re: Accidentally deleted "APPS DRAWER" from the desktop.. Can't find it anywhere!

    November 2016 - the way to fix this after nothing in these threads works on the latest version is to long press and add a widget.
    Choose Nova Action and from there the app drawer.
    Pin and you're all back to square one.

    Cheers.

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