1. supejohnb's Avatar
    The other day I my phone froze for a minute when I received an incoming text and when it unfroze, the only icon left at the bottom was the app icon. Anyone know what this is all about?
    05-06-2011 11:55 AM
  2. dabomb408's Avatar
    it seems your launcher crashed. do u have launcher pro or touchwiz? or are u rooted? try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
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    05-06-2011 12:30 PM
  3. tnuts's Avatar
    The other day I my phone froze for a minute when I received an incoming text and when it unfroze, the only icon left at the bottom was the app icon. Anyone know what this is all about?
    yea, kinda need some more info to tell for sure what the problem is (stock vs rooted, what rom, what launcher, ect). you can try a simple reboot, or possibly a restore if you have backup saved. like dabomb said, you can always just drag the icons back to the home screen if all else fails
    05-06-2011 12:42 PM
  4. supejohnb's Avatar
    Stock with Twiz. I thought those were static icons that couldn't be changed in tw. The only icon that is still there is the apo menu icon. Is there an update I don't know about?
    05-06-2011 01:34 PM
  5. treotraveler's Avatar
    Stock with Twiz. I thought those were static icons that couldn't be changed in tw. The only icon that is still there is the apo menu icon. Is there an update I don't know about?
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    05-07-2011 10:57 AM
  6. KC2UUZ's Avatar
    Had this exact problem the other day. Only difference was that the phone locked on start up. I just factory reset the phone and re-loaded everything from back up. I was G2G after that! Running Stock Twiz.
    05-09-2011 06:22 AM
  7. quitob1#AC's Avatar
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Thanks! Your tip helped me solve this same problem. I had no idea these were editable, and glad I now know.
    05-27-2011 10:14 AM
  8. Bmwillz's Avatar
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Wow that's freaking cool I had no clue.
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    05-27-2011 12:06 PM
  9. ewsteen's Avatar
    it seems your launcher crashed. do u have launcher pro or touchwiz? or are u rooted? try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
    I've been frigging around with this for days, and it was just that simple
    thanks so much
    10-16-2011 11:27 PM
  10. nastypup's Avatar
    Thanks. I had the same problem. My contacts icon had disappeared but now, thanks to you, it's back ;-)
    10-19-2011 01:25 PM
  11. OverlordNeko's Avatar
    Apparently, your Epic had a brain fart. Those dock bar icons in TouchWiz can be changed in Froyo, except for the app drawer icon. Open the app drawer, then the Menu button, then hit Edit. You can put those 3 default icons back, or any other icon from the app drawer in the dock bar.....
    Awesome, exactly the answer i needed. I knew the drawer icons could be rearranged but i had a brain fart and didn't notice the dock was on that part as well lol
    12-27-2011 12:52 AM
  12. briancen's Avatar
    THank you!!! You just saved me a hard reboot and alot of work downloading.
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    01-24-2012 11:53 AM
  13. ScoutMomAng's Avatar
    try going into your apps, pressing the menu button and click edit, then drag the icons u are missing on to the bottom menu
    This works AWESOME!
    I am so happy I could you! Yep....it's the little things in life!
    06-21-2012 11:52 PM
  14. boocephus's Avatar
    In case you don't see the edit button, it's only there in grid view. If you view as list, you can't edit.
    06-22-2012 08:06 AM
  15. regulatedhobbyist's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue. I updated, the used the task manager on my HTC amaze, killed all- which included the factory contacts icon. Now my call history and contacts are gone. My phone icon disappeared too. I had to reinstall it. Now I just need the other two back and i'll be golden. Any thought? I don't have a backup, and they are not in my app drawer. Thoughts?
    07-10-2012 08:20 AM
  16. ratsttam's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue. I updated, the used the task manager on my HTC amaze, killed all- which included the factory contacts icon. Now my call history and contacts are gone. My phone icon disappeared too. I had to reinstall it. Now I just need the other two back and i'll be golden. Any thought? I don't have a backup, and they are not in my app drawer. Thoughts?
    Yeah. This is about the dock icons in Samsung's Touchwiz. You'll be best served if you ask this in the HTC Amaze section, as those folks will know more about the HTC Sense and how it functions. Also, don't mess with task killers, not worth the effort with 2.1+
    07-10-2012 11:39 AM
  17. Wolvan's Avatar
    Thank you so much!

    I had this happen like 9 months ago and could never figure out how to get it back, had been told to do a hard reset which I didn't want to. The APP -> edit worked great. Now I get screen area back for other apps!
    07-13-2012 02:50 PM
  18. iviyth0s's Avatar
    That's interesting, didn't know you could tweak touch wiz. I always switch to LauncherPro whenever I change my rom as I can backup my homescreens between roms and also the dock can have alot of customization (it's also very light on memory)
    07-18-2012 03:01 PM
  19. Dbush1998's Avatar
    I just had the same issue this morning, only I do not have any editing capabilities on the shortcut bar. The only time I get an edit option is on customizable grid and that only adjusts the location in the apps drawer. I have froyo 2.6.32.9. When I check for an update it responds no firmware.
    08-03-2012 07:06 AM
  20. Adey Pearce's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I stupidly hid my messaging icon inadvertantly, yet dont know how to replace it, or how to get it back onto my home screen...any ideas? i can send messages yet by going the long way around through contacts etcit is no longer in my apps either
    07-01-2013 09:47 AM
  21. ratsttam's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I stupidly hid my messaging icon inadvertantly, yet dont know how to replace it, or how to get it back onto my home screen...any ideas? i can send messages yet by going the long way around through contacts etcit is no longer in my apps either
    If you're stock, follow the directions listed above. It's pretty darn simple If you're not stock (or running an alternative launcher) then you'll need to consult with the developer of that launcher on how to "unhide" apps and icons.
    07-05-2013 01:42 PM
  22. jayzee jacobs's Avatar
    Hi hope you sorted it, I struggled with it aswell but I got it back again. Just go to apps and in left hand bottom corner of phone then click settings and scroll down to bottom and you will see unhide apps. Happy Times.
    07-06-2013 03:17 PM
  23. Penny Cox's Avatar
    My messaging icon suddenly went missing from my toolbar and i tried dragging it but the bottom turned into a remove button and i tried the lock screen way but that is non existent on my phone please help me :/
    12-07-2013 07:18 PM
  24. Urvashi Urvashi's Avatar
    Hi, I lost my phone dialer today, don't know how? its not showing anywhere- neither in settings nor in apps section. Please help me to recover it.
    10-14-2015 12:43 AM
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