1. aliceeh's Avatar
    Dear S3/Android users,

    I'm a new convert from iPhone --> Android (Samsung Galaxy S3). As I was trying to figure out how things worked, I accidentally deleted the apps drawer icon on the main screen! I tried to find it again in settings and elsewhere but I just can't seem to locate where I can drag the Apps Drawer Icon back to my home page.

    Please help!


    Thank you!

    - Newbie
    Kousar Kumbari likes this.
    01-28-2013 11:57 AM
  2. junglejunkie's Avatar
    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
    d1rtyw0rm, Stormin2day and aliceeh like this.
    01-28-2013 01:26 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
    The same is true for Nova Launcher (except select Nova Action, of course).
    aliceeh likes this.
    01-28-2013 02:33 PM
  4. aliceeh's Avatar
    Thank you so much! I'm using Nova... how do I long press the homescreen for the Nova Action?? When I longpress the home button, only my active apps pop up.

    Sorry I'm just really confused!
    01-29-2013 03:06 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    No, do not long-press the Home button; just long-press somewhere on one of your home screens.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    aliceeh and Karen_D like this.
    01-29-2013 03:43 PM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    On a blank portion of your homescreen, where there is no app icon or widget.
    aliceeh, Karen_D and Ivor Robinson like this.
    01-29-2013 04:27 PM
  7. aliceeh's Avatar
    no, do not long-press the home button; just long-press somewhere on one of your home screens.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed sinclair zx-80 running cm -0.001 using tapatalk 2
    thank you so much!
    Robert McCrimmond likes this.
    01-29-2013 05:27 PM
  8. Ariel Moore's Avatar
    For those who are confused about the long touch home screen thing, another way is to go to Settings, go to Application Manager, find your launcher and force stop it. When you return to your home screen all peace has been restored right where you left it! Why do they let deleting the app drawer even be an option? Lol cuz for someone who doesn't know any better, that's a scary sight to see!
    sandozer likes this.
    03-20-2013 07:05 AM
  9. Nodin's Avatar
    I did the same thing - jumped from iPhone and this one is scary! Apple I know - which is why I now have a Galaxy.....
    05-14-2013 05:08 PM
  10. Aisha wadi's Avatar
    Hi I have a Samsung galaxy s3 and by mistake some how my apps have been deleted the navigation and places aap can u tell me how to get it back please thank you.
    07-23-2013 10:50 PM
  11. Weazrbmxr's Avatar
    Hi I have a Samsung galaxy s3 and by mistake some how my apps have been deleted the navigation and places aap can u tell me how to get it back please thank you.
    That happened with the new "maps" update, nothings been deleted, they're just gone. You'll have to roll back the update to get those shortcuts back.
    But everything still works the same.
    07-24-2013 01:37 AM
  12. pill2chill's Avatar
    What about epic launcher ? Anyone know?
    01-23-2014 02:55 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    What do you want to know about Epic launcher? What are you trying to accomplish?
    01-23-2014 05:42 PM
  14. clarkcant's Avatar
    I also accidentally deleted my App Tray Icon and i cant seem to have it back. I am using Solo launcher. Can someone help me please?
    04-27-2014 05:42 AM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    I also accidentally deleted my App Tray Icon and i cant seem to have it back. I am using Solo launcher.
    If you long-press in an empty spot on a Home screen you'll see an options menuSelect 'Solo Actions' and you'll see a new list of optionsthe uppermost of which is 'App Drawer'. Select that and it'll appear on your Home screen; then you can just drag it back into the empty space in the dock.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    04-27-2014 12:29 PM
  16. Adamonkey's Avatar
    I'm using Solo Launcher. Thanks for the help!
    12-23-2014 10:01 PM
  17. shirbeatondimona's Avatar
    What launcher are you using? You cannot delete the app drawer icon from the dock with the stock touchwiz launcher. For Apex you need to long press the homescreen and select apex action, after that you can select the app drawer icon, nova is the same process.
    I just want to say tanx alotttt
    You saved me
    02-22-2015 02:25 AM
  18. raihaan's Avatar
    Thanks friends.. it helped me for my samsung galaxy tab2( slimkat)
    03-17-2015 07:26 AM
  19. Rmaynard83's Avatar
    Happened to me too (meant to press edit) I tried long pressing but "Nova Action" doesn't show up. It just give options to add a widget or go to settings.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2015 07:59 PM
  20. Rmaynard83's Avatar
    Never mind. Found it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2015 08:02 PM
  21. Patricia Wanless's Avatar
    If you force stop, wont you lose all your apps. Im a complete novice. I have a Gal 4 and to be honest, I absol hate it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-07-2015 08:05 AM
  22. sdbj352's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to save Pandora radio stations on a cloud?
    01-03-2016 05:37 AM
  23. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    November 2016 - the way to fix this after nothing in these threads works on the latest version is to long press and add a widget.
    Choose Nova Action and from there the app drawer.
    Pin and you're all back to square one.

    Cheers.
    11-23-2016 04:28 PM

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