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[Help] App icon problem

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  1. alexfree05

    alexfree05 New Member

    Hi guys,

    I used to be an iphone 5 user,
    but i just got my note 2 3 days ago and I love it soooo much.

    i got a problem which bug me a lot..
    I downloaded a few apps from play store, and place the icon on the home screen. few minutes later, the og icon changed to android bot icon for some reason, and with "loading" as the label..

    I tried to uninstall and re-install, but it didn't work,,

    This happened after I had mounted in the micro-sd card.
    Then I un-mounted and re-install the apps again, still the same..

    Do anyone have the same problem?
    how can i solve this?


  2. Sounds weird, does it also happen with the default launcher or is it related to GO Launcher EX?
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Alex, I merged your identical post here, we prefer no cross posting, if for some reason you find you are not getting enough views and responses here simply drop me a line and I will move it to the Android Lounge for you.
  4. annebrooks64

    annebrooks64 Well-Known Member

    Is this just the icon on a home screen or does it happen in the app drawer too?
  5. alexfree05

    alexfree05 New Member

    the icons in app drawer are fine
  6. annebrooks64

    annebrooks64 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I've come across a few things that can cause this and its generally a case of trial and error to find out which one it is so I'll list them for you to try:
    Try opening the app from the app drawer. If it opens there's no problem with the app itself. If it doesn't go to the play store page for the app and uninstall and reinstall it from there.
    Poor or interrupted network connection can cause loading problems, make sure your connection is OK or use WiFi.
    Moving apps or app data to an SD card can cause lag and issues with loading, keep apps/ app data on the phone.
    Drag the icon to the screen and then if its having problems loading reboot the phone.
    Apps such as multicon that give you 4 icons in one space frequently have issues loading, uninstall them.
    Some replacement launchers also cause this, you may need to try another.
    Resizing icons/widgets can do this especially in a replacement launcher.
    Try going to settings, application manager, open the app causing problems and click clear cache.
    If none of those work you could try a factory reset, you would lose any data on your phone and would have to reinstall everything all over again but it might solve that.
    I know that's a lot of things to try but hopefully one of them will work.

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