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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have just received my new HTC Desire S phone a few days ago, and so far it is really a great phone. However I have encountered a problem. When I delete an app, the icon isn’t deleted along with it! So after having downloaded a random app, let’s say Robo Defense, I go to settings and uninstall it, by the “programs” function. After doing this, the game is no longer installed on the phone, but when I go to my main screen (the one where you can see all apps), Robo Defense is still presence. When I press the app it says: “This program is no longer installed on your telephone”.

Does anyone know how to delete these icons?

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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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long press the icon and drag it to the bottom of the screen and a trash can will appear and drop it in the trash can
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That doesn’t work.
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Restart the phone and it should disappear.
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Doesn't work either..
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How does dragging it in the trash not work? You must give details as to what happens when you try this, because I have never seen doing that 'not work'.
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After doing this, the game is no longer installed on the phone, but when I go to my main screen (the one where you can see all apps), Robo Defense is still presence.
Are you referring to the home screen or the app drawer?

If it's the home screen, make sure the trash can turns red or else it won't delete the icon.
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sounds to me.. like your phone is having issues... maybe you should take it into a repair center.. and show them.
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I have exactly the same problem as the original poster.

A bug ?
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Drag the icon to the bin (bottom right, make sure it turns red when you drag there) and it'll be gone.
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sounds likes hes referring to the app drawer:
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...my main screen (the one where you can see all apps)...
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Some bloke from Belgium suggested this and it worked for mine - hope it does for yours ....

The S doesn't really turn off with the default settings, it merely hibernates. To really turn it off, you'll need to untick the "Fast boot" option (Settings -> Power). Once it's unticked, restart the phone again. Keep in mind that the boot time will be a lot longer.

After I did what he said my icons had gone.


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Ditto,as Graeme H said.Uncheck the fast boot option then power down.
All the unwanted icons on my Desire S have gone.
Cheers Graeme.
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yes you can remove app icons from the main/home screens by holding down on the icon and moving to the delete (bottom right) area, but if you want to remove an app from the All App section then you need to press the second main icon (three lines) and select the remove app option, this takes you into another menu where you can select the app to remove (or not in case of carrier installed apps needing root permissions)
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