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    Default Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-11-2014 at 11:04 PM.
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Are you talking about gaps in the App Manager/Drawer, or on the Homescreen?
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Still missing. Got 4 in total, plus News 360 widget crashes out quite a lot
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Edible Walrus View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    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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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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. 😠

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    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. 😠

    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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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    I lost quite a number of apps after the update and had to reinstall them x

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    Not good to hear folks. Sammy dropped the ball on this one if this is happening.
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    UGH. Come on, Samsung, get your act together!

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Had the same issue and after I rebooted the apps all reappeared.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    I lost a few apps after the update and they didn't reappear after the rebooting. I had to reinstall. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybookworm View Post
    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

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    Quote Originally Posted by craftybookworm View Post
    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. 😡

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: 4.4.2 missing apps

    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!

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