1. coliee04's Avatar
    I am sorry if this is already posted, but I could not find it.

    It appears that when some of my apps are done updating, they disappear from my home screen. They are still in my app page, just not on the home screen where I placed them. If anyone knows of any fixes for this, that would be great! Thank you!
    11-06-2014 07:15 PM
  2. osvanberg's Avatar
    Work around ; use Nova launcher and lock the home screen. Then they will stay.
    11-06-2014 07:35 PM
  3. coliee04's Avatar
    I would prefer to not have to use a launcher other than the one my phone came with.
    11-06-2014 07:45 PM
  4. goin_nil's Avatar
    I am sorry if this is already posted, but I could not find it.

    It appears that when some of my apps are done updating, they disappear from my home screen. They are still in my app page, just not on the home screen where I placed them. If anyone knows of any fixes for this, that would be great! Thank you!
    This occurs when the developer changes some of the metadata of the app such as its classpath such as changing com.zynga.android.en.app-name to com.zynga.android.eng.app-name or com.zynga.android.en.appname. These are made up examples. It shouldn't happen that often and there are ways of handling this better (for the developer side) that would not cause the icon to dissappear. Basically, the location of the app icon changes directories and the homescreen can't display it anymore because it's moved.

    If it happens consistently for some apps, then maybe something else is happening.

    If you are an app developer reading this, check out this blog on how to avoid this situation (ie be nice to your users, don't annoy them) :
    http://blog.danlew.net/2014/01/16/pr...ctivity-alias/
    11-06-2014 08:01 PM
  5. coliee04's Avatar
    Thanks,

    So far it appears to have happened to about 4 of my apps within the last two days. Its just annoying because I look at my screen and notice something is missing but can not remember what app should have been there in the first place! I Just took screen shots so I will hopefully remember what apps were where when another disapears!
    11-06-2014 08:25 PM
  6. goin_nil's Avatar
    Its just annoying because I look at my screen and notice something is missing but can not remember what app should have been there in the first place!
    I know what you mean. I get so comfortable with knowing where the app launcher is on my home screen or folders) that if it gets moved or disappears, I forget what was there before.
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    11-06-2014 08:35 PM
  7. damule6666's Avatar
    Nova, lock. Solved.

    Carved in place by my Note 4.
    11-07-2014 02:56 AM

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