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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tkemple, May 1, 2021.

  1. tkemple

    tkemple Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I created a frequent contact widget on my home screen with the contact's pictures. Recently every time my phone restarts the widget disappears. It is getting very frustrating. Anyone know what's going on with it and/or how to fix it?
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    It sounds like the stock launcher on your device is overriding your created widget.
    You can install a different launcher from the play store, such as Nova launcher and your issue will be fixed....
     
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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    That's unfortunately been a known issue for a little while, and I'm afraid I haven't seen a fix for it yet.
    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/75789913

    You could try clearing cache for the launcher, maybe?
     
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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Is the app that the widget is for installed onto the SD card?

    If so, having the widget disappear after a restart is typical behavior, and only one of multiple reasons not to put apps onto an SD card.

    If the app is on the card, move it to the internal memory, place the widget, restart the device, and see if it is fixed.
     
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  5. tkemple

    tkemple Lurker
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    Thanks! Clearing the launcher cache seems to have worked!
     
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  6. tkemple

    tkemple Lurker
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    Thanks for the reply and suggestion. But, my phone doesn't have a micro SD card slot.
     
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  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Cool, I'm very glad to hear that! Hopefully it sticks. Let us know if it starts acting screwy again.
     
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