How Do I Get My App Icon Back on My Android?

Android, Android Apps

If you’re an Android user, you’ve probably run into the frustrating situation where your app icon disappears from your home screen. Don’t worry, this is a common issue and can be easily fixed. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to get your app icon back on your Android device.

Step 1: Check Your App Drawer

The first thing to do is check if the app is still installed on your device. To do this, go to your app drawer by tapping on the “App Drawer” icon on your home screen or in the dock at the bottom of your screen. Look for the missing app and if it’s there, you can move it back to your home screen.

Step 2: Search for Your App in Settings

If the missing app is not in your app drawer, try searching for it in the settings of your device. To do this, go to “Settings” and then tap on “Apps & notifications”.

Here you’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your device. Scroll down until you find the missing app and tap on it.

Step 2A: Enable App Icon

In some cases, the app icon may be disabled. If that’s the case, you can easily enable it by following these steps:

  • Tap on “App notifications”
  • Toggle on “Allow notification dot”
  • Go back to previous screen and tap on “App icon badge”
  • Select “Show with number” or “Show without number” based on preference

Once these steps are complete, go back to your home screen and check if the app icon has reappeared.

Step 2B: Clear App Data and Cache

If the app icon is still missing, try clearing the app data and cache. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go back to the “Apps & notifications” settings
  • Tap on the missing app and then tap on “Storage & cache”
  • Tap on “Clear storage” and then tap on “Clear cache”

After clearing the data and cache, restart your device and check if the app icon has reappeared.

Step 3: Reinstall The App

If none of the above methods work, you can try reinstalling the app. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to Google Play Store
  • Search for and select the missing app
  • Select “Uninstall”
  • Select “Install” to reinstall it again

After reinstalling the app, check if its icon has reappeared on your home screen.

In Conclusion

Getting your missing app icon back on your Android device is a quick and easy process. By following these simple steps, you can easily solve this issue without any hassle. Remember that if all else fails, there’s always an option to contact customer support for further assistance.