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    Default Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    My Galaxy 'S' Fascinate Verizon would when deleting apps, would also remove the shortcuts to that app.

    Just now on my S5 Verizon, I deleted an app and noted that the shortcut to that app was still on the screen.

    Wondered what would the shortcut do? Clicked on it and got a message "App not installed" and then Google Play Store popped up with that app ready to download and install again.

    Just remarking, that's all.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    How are you deleting apps? Directly from the App Manager, or from Google Play?
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    The App Manager on the phone


    I just looked at Google Play Store and it has changed since last night.
    The "Your Apps" is totally gone.

    In fact, there is nothing on the left side panel when viewed from Firefox.

    Brought up chrome, the look is totally different!

    But, no where do I see there is an option to uninstall anything from the Play Store.

    Brought up Play Store on the phone, no uninstall options there either.
    Last edited by AZgl1500; 05-18-2014 at 02:06 PM.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    You're unrooted, running stock TouchWiz? What happens if you uninstall via the Google Play app?
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    Stock TW, I tried KK Launcher and it is not for me. don't like it.

    Stock Verizon subsidized phone, with all of the bloatware turned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    You're unrooted, running stock TouchWiz? What happens if you uninstall via the Google Play app?
    Are you reading the posts? I answered that already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Are you reading the posts? I answered that already.
    Look at the timestamps. I didn't see your previous post as I was posting mine, probably because we posted at the same time. Also looks like you edited your post after I posted mine. I'm just trying to help here.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    So on your phone, when you open Google Play and you swipe in from the left, you're saying there is no My Apps option at all? Do you see your Google account listed at the top of the menu?

    In any case, what happens when you bring up an installed app (non-bloatware) in Google Play (on your phone)? Do you see an "Uninstall" button, or does it only have an "Open" button?
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    I just went into Playstore and my apps were all there.

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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    I just uninstalled Facebook Messenger on my S5 and it removed all the shortcuts.

    I have a feeling you were looking at a preinstalled or bloatware app, which is why the Play Store wouldn't show an uninstall button.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Stock TW, I tried KK Launcher and it is not for me. don't like it.

    Stock Verizon subsidized phone, with all of the bloatware turned off.

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    Are you reading the posts? I answered that already.
    it looks like you edited your post ex post facto. But even if didn't, he was just trying to help. If he missed it then no big deal. People make mistakes.

    Also the forum rules require that you post it a polite manner. Please take a moment to review the forum guidelines linked to in my signature.

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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    it looks like you edited your post ex post facto. But even if didn't, he was just trying to help. If he missed it then no big deal. People make mistakes.

    Also the forum rules require that you post it a polite manner.

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    Sorry guys.... I broke my own rule on posting...

    The app was one that I downloaded, Fleksy and I uninstalled it via the Phone's Application Manager. Apparently it does not honor the rules.

    On the phone's play store it shows "My apps" and am now looking at KBB.com app and it does show the "Uninstall Option" on the phone's Play Store app.

    I just downloaded another app to throw away. I then used the Play Store on the phone to uninstall it. It also left the shortcut on the screen. No difference than the phone's App Mgr.

    It is not a big deal, it was just something that I noted and thought I would throw up for other Verizon users to take note of.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    make sure automatic restore option is unchecked in backup and restore settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitesh37 View Post
    make sure automatic restore option is unchecked in backup and restore settings
    Okay.... hadn't given that setting any thought yet. The default is 'checked'...

    Unchecked that box, and redid the download and uninstall of that app.
    Shortcut still remains on the homescreen....

    Not going to waste anymore time on it, it is just a bug that will evaporate within a generation or two.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitesh37 View Post
    make sure automatic restore option is unchecked in backup and restore settings
    this is true you may try this also i think it can help you.
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    see previous post, it didn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    My Galaxy 'S' Fascinate Verizon would when deleting apps, would also remove the shortcuts to that app.

    Just now on my S5 Verizon, I deleted an app and noted that the shortcut to that app was still on the screen.

    Wondered what would the shortcut do? Clicked on it and got a message "App not installed" and then Google Play Store popped up with that app ready to download and install again.

    Just remarking, that's all.
    I am still suspecting your attempt to change launchers may have messed something up with the app drawer shortcut permissions. Try removing an app from the app drawer directly, if your S5 supports this. (Menu button while in Apps, there should be an info or uninstall option that shows what you can get rid of.)

    This is not a common issue, either the phone arrived buggy or trying to debloat broke something. You may want to Factory Restore sooner rather than later.
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    Default Re: Uninstalling apps - a curious thing I noted

    The same thing happened to me for my S3. I think it has something to do with the TouchWiz launcher not updating the layout.

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