1. Cloud84's Avatar
    I downloaded an app and there is no shortcut on the home screen or when I swipe left. There isn't one when I swipe up and look through my apps. When i search I can find it and it works. Anyone else run into this issue? How can I get a shortcut to appear anywhere for the app?
    04-22-2017 12:06 AM
  2. Diad3m77's Avatar
    yes, i am having the same issue. it comes up with the native app launcher and with google now app launcher. still looking for a resolution. it's like it started happening a couple days after i had everything configured on the phone.
    04-24-2017 11:36 AM
  3. paridge's Avatar
    A downloaded app would show up on your home screen automatically only if you configure Google Play to do so. Othr, it goes into the app drawer, and you have to manually put the shortcut on the home screen.
    04-24-2017 12:35 PM
  4. cjshelby78's Avatar
    I have the same problem and I can't uninstall unless I go too the play store.
    04-28-2017 02:03 PM
  5. Shamsaalmaidoor's Avatar
    I was having the same issue, what you gotta do is go to Game Launcher, go into settings, uncheck hide games on Home and Apps.
    Ciuffy and Dan Bollard like this.
    06-30-2017 04:31 AM
  6. Ciuffy's Avatar
    I was having the same issue, what you gotta do is go to Game Launcher, go into settings, uncheck hide games on Home and Apps.
    I just made this account to say THANK YOU Shamsaalmaidoor took me 2 hours to search online, i almost formatted my phone LOL.
    Dan Bollard likes this.
    08-31-2017 10:29 AM
  7. Dan Bollard's Avatar
    I was having the same issue, what you gotta do is go to Game Launcher, go into settings, uncheck hide games on Home and Apps.
    You are most amazing my friend. Thank you!
    JeffTDutton likes this.
    11-03-2017 02:50 PM
  8. Chapsnavy's Avatar
    I downloaded an app and there is no shortcut on the home screen or when I swipe left. There isn't one when I swipe up and look through my apps. When i search I can find it and it works. Anyone else run into this issue? How can I get a shortcut to appear anywhere for the app?
    Thanks for the fix guys. Identical problem
    Reynoldswrap likes this.
    01-04-2018 08:18 AM
  9. Reynoldswrap's Avatar
    I'm havin same issue w/doin n install thru Galaxy Apps&after install there is no icon anywhere to access it? There is no shortcut on my home screens or n my app memory. Wth? Never dealt w/this before&have no idea what to do? I have Galaxy J7 btw
    03-29-2018 09:23 PM
  10. Reynoldswrap's Avatar
    I'm unfamiliar w/Game Launcher? Where do u find that&its not a game i dwnloaded, does that matter?
    03-29-2018 09:26 PM
  11. Prem Tella's Avatar
    Found the solution on Note 8
    1.Go to apps
    2.go to Home screen settings (click three dots on right top corner).
    3.check "Add apps to home screen."
    05-06-2018 01:27 PM
  12. Brianna Lopez1's Avatar
    I was having the same issue, what you gotta do is go to Game Launcher, go into settings, uncheck hide games on Home and Apps.
    I tried that & the apps still are not showing up idk what to do I even took them off of game launcher still nothing, I reinstalled and they still dont show up
    11-26-2018 04:08 AM
  13. JeffTDutton's Avatar
    At last. A solution not idiots suggesting try this try that etc
    12-23-2018 12:38 PM
  14. Droid MacDroid's Avatar
    The above Game Launcher solution didn't work for me on my Note 8, but this did:

    1 - From the Home screen, slide up your list of apps.
    2 - Open “Home Screen Settings“.
    3 - Select “Hide Apps“.
    4 - Go through your apps and select which ones are currently hidden, just as if they weren't hidden but you wanted them to be.
    5 - Come out of Apps section
    6 - Go back into your apps, then repeat steps 1 to 4, but this time deselecting the apps you had 'hidden' to un-hide them.
    7 - They should now all appear in Apps.

    I hope that helps. In my situation I had just used Smart Switch to upgrade to the phone, and so it may have caused some errors along the way and hidden some things without marking them as hidden.
    01-21-2019 12:29 PM

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