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    So all of a sudden the Play Store app icon disappeared from my phone. It used to be right on my home screen now it's gone. It's not even listed in my application manager. Now when I want to go to the Play Store I have to Google search for it. I can't even find a way to reinstall it on my phone, I don't even see it in the Play Store.

    Did they change it or something? Also, I tried to install this game called "Smash Cops Heat" and rather than installing it immediately it says something like "Congratulations! Smash Cops Heat will be installed soon!". Yet when I view it in the Play Store it says it's installed, but it's not listed as an app on my phone. I've restarted my phone several times and it's still acting weird.

    Android version 4.3

    Thanks for any help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredcrazy View Post
    So all of a sudden the Play Store app icon disappeared from my phone. It used to be right on my home screen now it's gone. It's not even listed in my application manager. Now when I want to go to the Play Store I have to Google search for it. I can't even find a way to reinstall it on my phone, I don't even see it in the Play Store.

    Did they change it or something? Also, I tried to install this game called "Smash Cops Heat" and rather than installing it immediately it says something like "Congratulations! Smash Cops Heat will be installed soon!". Yet when I view it in the Play Store it says it's installed, but it's not listed as an app on my phone. I've restarted my phone several times and it's still acting weird.

    Android version 4.3

    Thanks for any help.
    Welcome to the forums. So, you don't have Play in the app drawer?

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    Sorry, forgive my ignorance, not really an S3 guru. What exactly is the "app drawer"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredcrazy View Post
    Sorry, forgive my ignorance, not really an S3 guru. What exactly is the "app drawer"?
    Should be the button on the bottom row marked Apps, basically like the start menu for Windows.

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    Default Re: Play Store App Missing

    You probably could factory reset and see if it works, or download the playstore .APK file and load it on a SD card and try to install off of the card. or internal storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredcrazy View Post
    What exactly is the "app drawer"?


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    I had same experience while using 'android wear' app.
    After installation of application, I tried to execute it and app icon disappeared at the Home screen.
    I found this disappeared app in the NOT USED list of app drawer.
    So far no solution per this problem.
    I am looking forward to seeing any resolution.
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    If you can see the icon ANYWHERE in the app drawer, just hold it down till it "vibrates", then you can place a copy of the icon on your home page! This is true of any app in the app drawer.

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