If the app icons on your Samsung Android Galaxy S20 have disappeared and you want to restore them, you can try the following methods to resolve the issue:
- Restart your phone: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve issues with missing app icons. Press and hold the power button, then select “Restart” or “Reboot” from the menu. After the phone restarts, check if the app icons are back.
- Check the App Drawer: Sometimes, app icons may not be on the home screen, but they are still present in the app drawer. You can access the app drawer by swiping up or tapping the App Drawer icon (usually a grid of squares) on the home screen. Check if your missing apps are in the app drawer, and you can drag and drop them to the home screen if needed.
- Reset Home Screen Layout: If your home screen has been customized or accidentally changed, you can reset the home screen layout to the default settings. Here’s how:
- Long-press on an empty area of the home screen.
- Tap “Home screen settings.”
- Select “Home screen layout” or a similar option.
- Choose “Home screen only” or “Home & Apps screens” to reset the layout.
- Reinstall Missing Apps: If the app icons are still missing, it’s possible that the apps themselves have been uninstalled or disabled. You can reinstall them from the Google Play Store:
- Open the Google Play Store.
- Search for the missing app in the search bar.
- Tap on the app in the search results.
- Click the “Install” or “Enable” button to reinstall the app.
- Check Hidden Apps: Some Samsung devices allow you to hide apps. Check if your apps are hidden by following these steps:
- Open the App Drawer.
- Look for a “Hide apps” or “Show hidden apps” option (it may be in the app drawer’s settings).
- Unhide any hidden apps that you want to appear on the home screen.
- Check for Software Updates: Sometimes, updating your phone’s software can resolve issues. Check for software updates by going to “Settings” > “Software update” > “Download and install.”
- Factory Reset (as a last resort): If none of the above methods work, you can consider performing a factory reset. Please note that this will erase all data on your phone, so make sure to back up your important data before proceeding.
Remember that these instructions are based on the Samsung Galaxy S20 as of my last knowledge update in January 2022. The exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on the version of Android and any updates Samsung has released since then.