1. phila63's Avatar
    Something happened to my new S7, I suspect caused by the super-sensitive touchscreen executing some random function. This screen keeps picking up random 'touches', and the keyboard is driving me crazy.

    In particular my home screen icons changed and I think some disappeared, but the biggest problem is the that the Tools swipe-down has disappeared, and the Notification Bar does not open on swipe-down anymore. So I have no access to "Tools".

    Is there any way to revert to the original screen layouts. Also is there a way to auto-sort the app icons by name instead of by Install Order?
    03-22-2016 02:33 PM
  2. gnuser's Avatar
    Press and hold on a page and see if you can reset the default theme under Themes.
    For Apps icon, click A-Z and Save
    03-22-2016 05:48 PM
  3. gnuser's Avatar
    Also go to Default Applications and select TouchWiz as Home
    03-22-2016 05:51 PM
  4. phila63's Avatar
    Press and hold on a page and see if you can reset the default theme under Themes.
    It says "Theme has already been applied"
    For Apps icon, click A-Z and Save
    Where do I find A-Z?
    03-22-2016 08:44 PM
  5. phila63's Avatar
    Also go to Default Applications and select TouchWiz as Home
    Great thanks.
    Actually my
    Settings> Applications> Default Applications> Home screen
    already had TouchWiz Home set, so I Changed it toTouchWiz easy Home, then back to TouchWiz Home.
    That restored the app icons like they used to be, thanks, in random order spread over 5 pages.

    The Notification Bar pull-down and the tools widget in it, are still missing though.
    03-22-2016 08:56 PM
  6. gnuser's Avatar
    Try Settings>Quick Settings>More>Edit Quick settings and enable a few. Disable enable and see if the notification bar comes back.
    03-22-2016 10:45 PM
  7. phila63's Avatar
    Doh... I was just exploring through the phone options and suddenly the notification bar was back!! Not sure, but I think it was after downloading and selecting a new theme, but since then I've gone back to the Default theme and the noti bar is still there. Thanks for all your help.
    03-23-2016 07:35 AM

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