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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wordord, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. wordord

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    Hi,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S, international version, not SIM-locked, not rooted, running Android 2.1-update1. Today I suddenly noticed that my Contacts icon has disappeared from the bottom bar (so I'm not talking about any widgets or shortcuts which the user can manipulate, it's the one which is supposed to sit between the Phone and Messaging icons). The contact data hasn't gone anywhere, I can access contacts through the Phone app, but the missing Contacts icon still bothers me.

    I have updated a bunch of apps recently - all of which I have used for a long time before without any problems, such as: Advanced Task Cleaner Pro, Smart Keyboard, Layar, Google Maps, KeePassDroid, Retro Camera and maybe something else too. Today I also erased the trial version of the dictionary app SlovoEd Deluxe and installed the paid version.

    Now, should I try to erase the (free) apps one by one to see if that solves the problem, or do I have to go for a hard reset/return to factory settings straight away? Any ideas?

    Grateful for your help.
     

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    Forget it...

    I had forgotten that I also have re-organized the layout of my apps... In Edit mode it's totally possible to erase stuff from the bottom bar, if you have clumsy fingers and work in a hurry. Fix: Apps -> Edit -> drag Contacs icon back to its place. Problem solved.

    Aaargh. I was hoping that I had found a really techie new bug or something.

    Sorry for bothering you all (I wish I could erase my previous message - is there an app for that?).
     
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    I had the same problem, didn't realise I'd accidentally removed it (don't know how exactly). Figured I'd changed a setting and didn't realise the solution was so simple.
    Thanks wordord.
     
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    Thanks!! I was looking for this simple answer for half an hour and I'm SO relieved that it' so simple!!
     
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    Had similar experience a while ago think I noticed was that once you drag the icon back it disappears from the apps.

    Now call me cynical but if somehow you delete it again then there would be no way back.

    Solved the problem by using Go Launcher. Strongly recommend you take a look at this as not only can you have far more icons (15) and customise the whole look, it's free.
     
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    Thanks!, saved me the time to find out by myself.
     

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