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    Default Widget issue adding widget

    Not sure what happened but my weather widget just diapered. When I hold down the home screen the menu comes up and I tap apps and widgets, scroll to Weather 6x3 drag it to the home screen and it states "The widget has already been added to the home screen" but it's not still blank.

    I have tried to reboot the device, I have tried to wipe data (not FDR it's not a resolution for this I assure you) but can't figure out why it thinks it's there when it's not.

    Anyone got any ideas? I do not want to download another app. I'd like to use the OEM one.
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    Gross, I hate it when my widgets get diapered!

    Try booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the cache partition, which won't erase any personal data: Cache partition: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 | T-Mobile Support

    If that doesn't work, you could go to the App Manager, select the launcher (probably called TouchWiz or Home or Launcher), and Clear Cache. If that doesn't help, then tap Clear Data from that screen, but keep in mind that this will wipe the homescreens, and you'll have to set them back up again the way you like.
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    When you get the message that the widget was already added to the home screen it just means that it moved to another one of your home screens. Just look at all your screens and you should find it. Once you do just drag it to the main home screen.
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    I have cleared the cache in recovery mode; I have cleared the touch screen cache. I have rebooted the phone. I only have 2 home screens, and the weather widget isn't on either one. I'm still being told that it's already been added. (I even tried removing it by dragging it to the trash can from the widget screen.) Where did it go and how do we get it back again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Boepple View Post
    I have cleared the cache in recovery mode; I have cleared the touch screen cache. I have rebooted the phone. I only have 2 home screens, and the weather widget isn't on either one. I'm still being told that it's already been added. (I even tried removing it by dragging it to the trash can from the widget screen.) Where did it go and how do we get it back again?
    I have the same problem, tried the same things. I'm still searching for an answer but dosent seem to be a very popular problem right now, surprisingly. My 3yo daughter uses my phone alot and I think something she did has removed it but the OS thinks it's still there...??? I'll keep you posted.
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    Had the same issue on one of my two S5s. Finally got it fixed.

    Try going to "Settings--->Application Manager". Then check your "Disabled" Apps. I re-enabled "Samsung Push Service" and "Unified Daemon" and was able to add the clock/weather widget on my home screen
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    Have you figured this out yet.? I have same issue and have tried everything mentioned except factory reset.
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    Two days later it came back by itself. Android is buggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelleygirlmma View Post
    Not sure what happened but my weather widget just diapered. When I hold down the home screen the menu comes up and I tap apps and widgets, scroll to Weather 6x3 drag it to the home screen and it states "The widget has already been added to the home screen" but it's not still blank.

    I have tried to reboot the device, I have tried to wipe data (not FDR it's not a resolution for this I assure you) but can't figure out why it thinks it's there when it's not.

    Anyone got any ideas? I do not want to download another app. I'd like to use the OEM one.


    I fixed up mine just now. Go to app manger setting disable your weather clear cache everything. Restart your phone. Enable it then put it back to your home screen
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    Thank you very much Dennis Alona! Your solution worked like magic (Samsung NOTE3 running Android 5.0). I am just paraphrasing:

    1. Go to Settings>General>Application manager>ALL>Weather
    2. DISABLE
    3. CLEAR CACHE + CLEAR DATA
    4. Restart your phone
    5. Go back to Settings>General>Application manager>ALL>Weather
    6. ENABLE
    7. Try to add the Weather Widget to your home screen now. If you don't have other issues with your android and, like me, have been trying for weeks to fix the Weather widget problem, you will finally see it and say: "I MISSED YOU SO MUCH ".

    Once again, all the credits and many thanks to Dennis Alona... You are the best!
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    I don't have "Disable". Unless you mean, check the "Disabled" list under the Application Manager. Your instructions said go to ALL>Weather but there is no feature for disabling the app itself in there. May want to edit your post. I'm running Android 5.1.1 on a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - maybe that's the reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by massi View Post
    Thank you very much Dennis Alona! Your solution worked like magic (Samsung NOTE3 running Android 5.0). I am just paraphrasing:

    1. Go to Settings>General>Application manager>ALL>Weather
    2. DISABLE
    3. CLEAR CACHE + CLEAR DATA
    4. Restart your phone
    5. Go back to Settings>General>Application manager>ALL>Weather
    6. ENABLE
    7. Try to add the Weather Widget to your home screen now. If you don't have other issues with your android and, like me, have been trying for weeks to fix the Weather widget problem, you will finally see it and say: "I MISSED YOU SO MUCH ".

    Once again, all the credits and many thanks to Dennis Alona... You are the best!
    It worked! !!!!!


    Thank you! !!!
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    I see no disable button for weather widget app. Once I go to application manger have to show system apps to see weather program. I can clear cache and data. Once that done restarted phone same issue. This is on a S5.

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