1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Somehow, I erased the icon for Chrome. I still have access to Chrome but I do not have a home screen icon. Trying to reinstall it does not permit me to reinstall it. How do I place a Chrome icon on my home screen?
    08-17-2017 03:09 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just go to your application drawer, tap and hold the Chrome icon until it starts to 'float' over the Homescreen, drop it in an 'open space' and you're done. Chrome shortcut will be back on your homescreen
    08-17-2017 03:24 PM
  3. can3gxw's Avatar
    You can do this for ANY app that you want on your home screen. Just press and hold the icon, then drop it on your home screen.
    08-18-2017 06:53 AM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks, but that doesn't work. My smartphone is a
    Samsung Galaxy S5-Verizon Marshmallow. What else can I try? Thanks.
    08-18-2017 07:20 AM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    Uh, not really sure how that wouldn't work. That's basically the way for all launchers to place shortcuts on the homescreen and has remain unchanged for the last 8 years at least on all Android phones.

    In case you just didn't understand the instructions, here's a video. Remember, it doesn't matter what Android version you are on, from Froyo to Nougat, the video below works. It's the same process for the past 8 years. Skip to 2.50 for the specific part.

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    08-18-2017 07:40 AM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That might not work if you're using 'Easy Mode' on the launcher. If you long-press on an empty spot on your homescreen, does a menu pop up? Can you add shortcuts from there? What about pressing the menu button while on the homescreen?
    08-18-2017 11:39 AM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    That video was no help. The application is in my application drawer but uninstalling and reinstalling does not bring the CHROME icon back. None of the suggestions have worked. I can work around the problem but it's very annoying. Any other suggestions.
    08-18-2017 04:03 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    That video was no help. The application is in my application drawer but uninstalling and reinstalling does not bring the CHROME icon back. None of the suggestions have worked. I can work around the problem but it's very annoying. Any other suggestions.
    Have you confirmed that easy mode is not enabled, as SpookDroid said? Also, you could try this. Open Chrome - load any page - tap on the three dots top right and select 'add to home screen'. Do you get a shortcut for that page on your home screen?
    08-18-2017 04:13 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    That video was no help. The application is in my application drawer but uninstalling and reinstalling does not bring the CHROME icon back. None of the suggestions have worked. I can work around the problem but it's very annoying. Any other suggestions.
    Why are you uninstalling and reinstalling if the chrome is in your drawer? Uninstalling and reinstalling won't put it on the homescreen.
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    08-18-2017 06:20 PM
  10. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Easy mode is not installed but your workaround by "adding to the home screen" solves the problem. It's not the actual original "CHROME" icon, but it works. Thanks for your patience.
    08-19-2017 07:20 AM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Easy mode is not installed but your workaround by "adding to the home screen" solves the problem. It's not the actual original "CHROME" icon, but it works. Thanks for your patience.
    Well, at least it's back on the homescreen
    08-19-2017 04:04 PM
  12. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Yeah, thanks
    08-20-2017 07:43 AM

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