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    On my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (running Android 7.0) I downloaded an APK from the internet. I know that I've installed it, because I have actually ran the app on my phone before. However, it doesn't show up in my app drawer or on my home screen. I have way of opening the app on my phone again. The app shows up when I go into Settings > Apps, but I still cannot open it from the settings. I really don't want to uninstall the app and lose all my data. How can I open the app again?
    08-15-2019 07:46 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
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    08-15-2019 08:40 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Check Samsung files manager maybe it download but you didn't install.
    08-15-2019 08:41 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What app was it? Be careful with installing apks from random websites, since that's a good way of getting adware or malware.
    08-15-2019 12:34 PM
  5. NerfBastion's Avatar
    Hi, this is the original poster of the question.
    No, I know for a fact that it is not malware/adware. It's from a reliable source.
    Yes, the app is installed, I've used that app before.
    As I stated in the description, it even shows up under Apps in Settings.
    08-15-2019 03:57 PM
  6. NerfBastion's Avatar
    No, it's installed.
    08-15-2019 03:58 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    No, it's installed.
    It's in the apps , but not in app drawer?
    Maybe restart the phone or is it hidden page on the drawer?
    08-15-2019 04:03 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!
    Hi, this is the original poster of the question.
    No, I know for a fact that it is not malware/adware. It's from a reliable source.
    Yes, the app is installed, I've used that app before.
    As I stated in the description, it even shows up under Apps in Settings.
    08-15-2019 04:03 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you have any folders in your App Drawer, make sure to look in there as well.
    08-15-2019 05:23 PM
  10. NerfBastion's Avatar
    Okay, problem resolved. The app wasn't in my app drawer or my home screen at all. It wasn't in a folder or anything, so I downloaded an app that made home screen shortcuts. Worked like a charm. The app still isn't in my app drawer, but at least it's on my home screen.
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    08-15-2019 07:06 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Okay, problem resolved. The app wasn't in my app drawer or my home screen at all. It wasn't in a folder or anything, so I downloaded an app that made home screen shortcuts. Worked like a charm. The app still isn't in my app drawer, but at least it's on my home screen.
    Nice , great that was the problem.
    08-15-2019 07:46 PM

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