1. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    I updated to Kit Kat and a couple of apps are missing. No idea what they were, but there are empty gaps where they were O_o

    EDIT: Unless I deleted them before and have only just noticed
    03-11-2014 06:34 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you talking about gaps in the App Manager/Drawer, or on the Homescreen?
    03-11-2014 06:37 PM
  3. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    The home screen. The app drawer is as it should be, no gaps until the last app has been listed. I checked Play Store and there doesn't look like there's anything that's missing, so I just uninstalled them at some point and didn't notice
    03-11-2014 06:50 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    Reboot the device... Wife updated her S4 the other day and she was missing quite a few apps. No sign of them in Play Store App, App Drawer, nothing.. After a reboot the apps come back.

    Don't ask why... It just works
    03-11-2014 07:02 PM
  5. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    Still missing. Got 4 in total, plus News 360 widget crashes out quite a lot
    03-11-2014 07:24 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    That's not what I wanted to hear. I suggested this because it's been a topic of discussion.

    Sprint Galaxy S4: Apps Missing After Kit Kat 4.4.2 OTA Update
    Sprint Galaxy S4: Apps Missing After Kit Kat 4.4.2 OTA Update

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    03-11-2014 08:39 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The home screen. The app drawer is as it should be, no gaps until the last app has been listed. I checked Play Store and there doesn't look like there's anything that's missing, so I just uninstalled them at some point and didn't notice
    Let's clarify--you're saying that some apps are missing from the homescreen, but those apps are still in the App Drawer? If that's the case, then it sounds like the homescreen shortcuts got lost, but you should be able to place them again by going to the app drawer, grabbing the app, and placing another shortcut. But if the apps are missing from the app drawer, then that's a problem.
    03-11-2014 09:29 PM
  8. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    Let's clarify--you're saying that some apps are missing from the homescreen, but those apps are still in the App Drawer? If that's the case, then it sounds like the homescreen shortcuts got lost, but you should be able to place them again by going to the app drawer, grabbing the app, and placing another shortcut. But if the apps are missing from the app drawer, then that's a problem.
    I think all the apps I had before are still in the app drawer. It's the home screen that has the gaps on it

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    03-12-2014 02:46 AM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    Actually this update did mess with several things.

    It somehow "erases" apps from your phone. I had to reinstall several apps.

    I've also noticed a significant loss of battery. ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-12-2014 03:45 AM
  10. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    Actually this update did mess with several things.

    It somehow "erases" apps from your phone. I had to reinstall several apps.

    I've also noticed a significant loss of battery. ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    I also had apps that were hidden pre update that I can't unhide or find, but they're still functional (they were keyboards and wallpapers)

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    03-12-2014 05:39 AM
  11. melmc1403's Avatar
    I lost quite a number of apps after the update and had to reinstall them x

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    03-12-2014 07:38 AM
  12. Paul627g's Avatar
    Not good to hear folks. Sammy dropped the ball on this one if this is happening.
    03-12-2014 09:21 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    UGH. Come on, Samsung, get your act together!

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2014 11:48 AM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yup, it's happening!
    At least I only lost apps that I just had to reinstall, that's not a biggie. The big issue for me now is the battery drainage. But there are folks with more issues.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-12-2014 08:28 PM
  15. Farish's Avatar
    Had the same issue and after I rebooted the apps all reappeared.
    03-12-2014 09:17 PM
  16. craftybookworm's Avatar
    I lost a few apps after the update and they didn't reappear after the rebooting. I had to reinstall. :-(
    03-13-2014 11:27 AM
  17. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    I lost a few apps after the update and they didn't reappear after the rebooting. I had to reinstall. :-(
    I have no idea what the missing apps are too begin with

    And yes my battery is terrible now too

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-13-2014 11:32 AM
  18. STARGATE's Avatar
    I lost a few apps after the update and they didn't reappear after the rebooting. I had to reinstall. :-(
    Yea, mine didn't reappear after rebooting either. ๐Ÿ˜ก

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-15-2014 12:30 AM
  19. cherrie08's Avatar
    Hi, after the android update, I lost most of my widgets and my battery doesn't suffice for long, as it used to. My phone is hardly a year old. I read about your reboot solution. But I do not see the REBOOT option on power button as well I can't see the system update option in the more section of settings. What do I do? Any inputs would be helpful. Thanks!
    07-29-2014 11:43 AM

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