1. borings's Avatar
    So I had 4 pages of icons and Google sarch was a certain way... and its all reset as if its still in safe mode.

    Only icon on screen is Play Store. I use Nova Launcher.

    So I found out I just open Nova Launcher but it doesnt start itself like it was before.



    How to auto-start a launcher at boot?
    08-28-2020 01:24 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you use Nova Launcher, that won't work in Safe Mode, so you're looking at your One UI setup instead. Did you backup your Nova layout? If so, you can easily restore it.
    08-28-2020 01:59 PM
  3. borings's Avatar
    I didn't back it up.

    Does android delete the desktop configuration when you go into safe mode?!!!!


    Also, Nova Launcher now closes when I "Close All". It didn't used to.


    Like Nova Launcher used to just be transparently installed as if it was the primary desktop mgr for the phone.
    08-28-2020 02:07 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Safe mode shouldn't have changed Nova at all
    08-28-2020 02:11 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Safe mode shouldn't have changed Nova at all
    Agreed. Changing the home app back to Nova should be enough to get the screen setup as it is. In some cases widgets could be removed, only that.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-28-2020 02:17 PM
  6. borings's Avatar
    Agreed. Changing the home app back to Nova should be enough to get the screen setup as it is. In some cases widgets could be removed, only that.
    REPLY:
    Ah! Changing the home app... let me see...

    Can I set NL as default Home App then?

    I'm looking in Nova Settings and theres a lot of settings. Is this the right spot?


    NEW INFO:
    I notice when I press the Close All OR the "Show desktop" square button, Nova Launcher disappears and it goes back to the empty Samsung default or whatever
    08-28-2020 02:25 PM
  7. borings's Avatar
    I found it!

    "Default home app" module


    I long-tap on Nova Launcher and use built-in "Set Launcher"

    Thank you very much to Javier and Mustang and B.Diddy
    Javier P, B. Diddy and mustang7757 like this.
    08-28-2020 02:29 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    REPLY:
    Ah! Changing the home app... let me see...

    Can I set NL as default Home App then?

    I'm looking in Nova Settings and theres a lot of settings. Is this the right spot?


    NEW INFO:
    I notice when I press the Close All OR the "Show desktop" square button, Nova Launcher disappears and it goes back to the empty Samsung default or whatever
    You need to do it from the phone general settings to be sure. @mustang7757 is our Samsung expert and could show you the right steps.

    In Nova settings is at the end of the main screen, see if it works only from there.

    Rebooted A70 into Safe Mode and all of my desktop icons are gone-screenshot_20200828-163013.jpeg
    borings likes this.
    08-28-2020 02:31 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    I found it!

    "Default home app" module


    I long-tap on Nova Launcher and use built-in "Set Launcher"

    Thank you very much to Javier and Mustang and B.Diddy
    Hehe, we posted at the same time. Glad you figured it out.
    borings likes this.
    08-28-2020 02:32 PM
  10. borings's Avatar
    You need to do it from the phone general settings to be sure. @mustang7757 is our Samsung expert and could show you the right steps.

    In Nova settings is at the end of the main screen, see if it works only from there.

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    Excellent screenshot, thank you very much.
    Javier P likes this.
    08-28-2020 02:39 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes or go settings >type in search bar on top "default apps" chose home app tap and Nova
    borings likes this.
    08-28-2020 02:52 PM

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