1. markst's Avatar
    Downloaded a couple of apps earlier and neither icon showed up on the screen. Looking under apps they are there. They are even available doing a search. Any ideas..
    Bob Harlow likes this.
    08-06-2012 09:21 PM
  2. shafferb's Avatar
    Make sure you check all of the home screens for the icons, just flip through 'em left and right.

    If they're still not there, just create your own by going to your apps, press and hold the appropriate app, and drag the shortcut icon to the home screen of your choosing.
    08-06-2012 09:40 PM
  3. dpridgen's Avatar
    Where would you like them to show up? Apps don't usually automatically create an icon on one of your home screens. If they are in your apps, you can drag it to a home screen location of your preference or use a widget if you prefer and the app supports it.
    08-06-2012 09:43 PM
  4. markst's Avatar
    Agreed, but they were not listed with the apps. The only way I could see them was either via search or going to settings/apps. I reset the unit but that didnt help. So I wiped the unit (was looking for a reason to do that) and redownloaded all the apps and it works fine now. Anyway thanks for the replies...
    08-06-2012 09:48 PM
  5. Norwal's Avatar
    I'm a nooby to smartphone, heck to cellphone in general. I was having the same problem. I could see all my downloads in "my apps" on google play but no where else. Well I just found a solution by accident; I downloaded a new Launcher ( GO Launcher EX) and everything shows up in the new launcher. When I restarted my Shine I now had a choice of which Launcher to use. If I choose Android Home or the Go Launcher everything is available, but I choice LG Home the Apps are missing.

    Hope this helps
    08-11-2012 03:45 PM
  6. Vanessa Medel's Avatar
    hi! i have more or less the same situation but in my case i can't see the apps from the "apps" tab in my tablet --- it's really not in my tablet but google play indicates "installed"... where can i find the apps? my tablet is android version 4.1.1, kernel version 3.4.0+, build number is Cherry_A610_V2 --- model is Fusion Bolt.
    03-24-2013 03:47 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you sure it wasn't a widget that you installed instead of an app? Widgets don't necessarily show up in your apps list, but should be in your Widgets list.

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    03-24-2013 03:54 AM
  8. MJKearney's Avatar
    I recently did an update to an app. Not only did it remove my home screen shortcut, it also no longer showed the app in the app drawer (I looked multiple times). However, it was listed in Google Play, as well as under settings in the list of apps, as expected. I simply uninstalled then reinstalled the app via the Play Store, and everything was back to normal. If your situation is similar, do what I did.
    03-24-2013 10:10 AM
  9. Nic Ole's Avatar
    I'm sure there are many reasons for apps that show as "installed" in Google play and nowhere to be found on phone. Nowhere. I have had success with my issue as described above.

    1) I unchecked automatic updated on my phone and uninstalled google + and other google apps I never chose to download (and have would privacy policies..basically no privacy)
    2) restarted phone as a soft rest (like I had done many times before.
    3) re installed the apps I wanted and they worked perfectly.

    Culprit for me: automatic updates installing google plus. Damn you google plus for all the wasted hours trying to fix this!!!
    I need k8 help likes this.
    11-20-2014 04:00 PM
  10. Nic Ole's Avatar
    I for got to mention: all the warnings that u installing may cause problems had no merit for me anyways. Everything worked fine after uninstalled google everything even ones that cam with phone. They are using fear to prevent us from uninstalling their privacy stealing software. These updates can suddenly cause phone to malfunction and you don't even realize that stuff was added to your phone. Grrr....

    Advise: Going into security and unchecked auto updates is a smart bet in my opinion.
    11-20-2014 04:09 PM
  11. Joeri Robberecht's Avatar
    I'm a nooby to smartphone, heck to cellphone in general. I was having the same problem. I could see all my downloads in "my apps" on google play but no where else. Well I just found a solution by accident; I downloaded a new Launcher ( GO Launcher EX) and everything shows up in the new launcher. When I restarted my Shine I now had a choice of which Launcher to use. If I choose Android Home or the Go Launcher everything is available, but I choice LG Home the Apps are missing.

    Hope this helps
    Norwal, Thank you SO much!!
    I had the same problem and none of the regular solutions worked. Even deleting an app and reinstalling it didn't work, wouldn't even LET me reinstall it, kept giving me a 'double provider verification error'
    Tried Your workaround and now they do show again on the app screen. Even without the launcher on now. The icons that were missing were still gone, but now at least I could put them back from the app screen.

    So thanks, man. You ROCK!
    08-19-2015 07:55 PM
  12. Mr raj's Avatar
    Not visible apps anybody give soluition???
    08-15-2017 04:23 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not visible apps anybody give soluition???
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you read through this thread? If your situation is different, give us more details.
    08-16-2017 02:53 AM
  14. JCon249679's Avatar
    Using a Note 8, and recently apps are disappearing from my menu tray. I can search them, but even if i try to add to home screen or locate the phone does nothing. So far its just games that are disappearing, no common things that ive noticed, all on different pages, a couple of them werent even pages but only in the app tray but only games so far!
    11-12-2017 08:15 PM
  15. TheRyanRaze's Avatar
    I am having the exact same problem.
    I'm using Fire HD8's. I've downloaded a number of games, but only a few show on my home screen.
    I got them via the play store; so when I open that; I can see the games.
    When I open settings, Apps & Games, Manage All Applications; I can see them there. I cannot, however, launch from there.
    If i open Play Store, My apps & games I can see them there.

    However, all new ones don't show on my homepage so they're unusable for my kids I've been scanning the net for hours trying to find solutions, but nothing. My kids are pleasantly screaming about it, and I am wanting to throw these things out the window.
    12-30-2017 04:53 PM
  16. GSDer's Avatar
    I've downloaded a number of games, but only a few show on my home screen.
    Your comments beg several questions:
    1. When you say 'Home screen' I assume you mean the first screen that you see when you turn the device on. Have you looked in your application drawer?
    2. Did you sideload the Google Play Store and associated services?
    3. You may want to post your question in the Amazon Fire tablet forum - you're likely to get a better answer there since Amazon has its own version of Android which may differ drastically from what we have on the Nexus 7 (2013).
    01-10-2018 11:56 AM
  17. Julian Jordan's Avatar
    I had the same problem and I found out that games were placed inside Game Launcher
    05-13-2018 07:05 AM
  18. jbrown784's Avatar
    Two Things ...
    1) if it's a GAME you've downloaded, like a couple people said above, go to GAME LAUNCHER. It may be there. I used to hate that it did that because I liked having my shortcuts in various places. But eventually I liked the added support of the Game Launcher toolbox.

    2) if it's just ANY app other than a game, here's what to do ... and I've not found this in all the searching I've done today ... just figured it out on my own ...
    - swipe UP mid screen on any of the home screens to activate the "all apps" folder.
    - in the top right are the 3 vertical dots that indicate an options menu. tap it.
    - tap on "home screen settings"
    - find "add apps to home screen" and switch it on.
    12-13-2018 03:04 PM
  19. hephzibah777's Avatar
    Am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II, my downloaded Apps, Music, Videos, files got disappeared today after several failed attempts to boot the android. They're not showing anywhere on my Smartphone. Neither in settings nor running Apps, No notifications. But the storage space remained same, showing the presence of those contents. But I just can't find them anywhere. Please help.
    05-29-2020 11:02 AM
  20. hephzibah777's Avatar
    Have carried out virtually all the above listed options but nothing seem to have changed.
    05-29-2020 11:05 AM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That's a really old phone, so it's possible the firmware or hardware is failing. What happens if you boot into Safe Mode? https://thedroidguy.com/galaxy-note-...sable-it-67317
    05-29-2020 11:05 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have carried out virtually all the above listed options but nothing seem to have changed.
    Being on andriod 4.4 some apps won't download or work with that version.
    05-29-2020 01:03 PM
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