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System Settings: How to display all apps by default? [Android 10]

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by MoodyBlues, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Going from Android 8 to 10 has been fun, for the most part. But there's something I don't like, and I don't see how to change it.

    In System Settings, when I choose 'Apps & notifications,' this is what I get:

    Screenshot_20200725.jpg

    Then I have to select 'See all X apps' in order to see all my apps.

    How do I change that to its old behavior, i.e., displaying all apps by default?
     


    #1 MoodyBlues, Jul 26, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm on android 9 and have the same issue. I believe it's baked into the OS?
     
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  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Ugh... :mad: :rolleyes: :(

    [Does that make my feelings clear? :D]
     
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  4. LewisH99

    LewisH99 Newbie

    Change individual default apps
    Go to app settings. Under Settings, locate “Apps” or “App Settings.” Then choose the “All Apps” tab near the top.
    Choose the app. Find the app that Android is currently using by default. ...
    Reset default settings. On the App's settings, choose Clear Defaults.
    Select a new default app.
     
  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I'm sorry...does this have something to do with my question? :thinking:
     
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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I have the same issue on y 8.1.0.

    Lucky for me, I am using KISS Launcher, and when I use it to search for 'apps', then all the apps appear just as they used to on my 5.1.1 and my 7.1.1.

    So, maybe using 'apps' in the searchbar of your launcher will give the same results as it does me.

    To be clear, KISS learns your habits, and now when I type 'a', Apps is one of the first choices to pop up.
     
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

  8. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
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    Hi @MoodyBlues, although it may not be exactly what you are looking for, and you may not even have the option, all devices seem to have some major differences these days.

    If I do a slght 'up' scroll on the 'home' button, l get 'recents', if I then scroll up a second time I get all apps presented on two or three pages as they always used to be.

    Screenshot_20200729-090811.png

    Screenshot_20200729-092448.png


    Screenshot_20200729-092506.png
     
    #8 tommo47, Jul 29, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  9. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Thanks, @tommo47, but I'm referring to the way apps are shown in System Settings. See the screenshot in my OP. :)

    @puppykickr, are those in System Settings? I can't tell.

    Disabling the search bar is one of the first things I do with a new device, so I don't have [or want] one.
     
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  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I type 'a'.

    'apps' shows up, I select it, it goes immediately to the system settings apps area.

    I didn't like search bars either, but KISS uses it as a way to access shortcuts like that.
     
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  11. MoodyBlues

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    Where are you when you do that? When I try from within System Settings, my results vary depending on what I typed...but nothing helps.

    For example, typing 'apps' in System Settings' search bar yields:

    Screenshot_20200729-115512.jpg
    which goes on for several pages. Choosing any of its 'apps and notifications' choices yields what I started this thread with:

    Screenshot_20200725.jpg
    ...and I have to press 'See all 154 apps' in order to see/access their settings. :thinking:
     
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  12. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    My home page.

    I tap the screen anywhere.
    My recents and my favorites pop up.

    If I tap the searchbar instead, the above occurs but the keyboard also pops up.

    I type 'a', and everything that starts with a pops up.

    The list changes as I add more letters to the search.
     
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  13. Roboy

    Roboy Newbie

    @MoodyBlues you say you're on A10 but what device do you have?

    I have an S10+ running One UI and prior to that the U12+ running Sense UI and for both I had to go the extra step of selecting System Apps to have them included in the Settings' app list.

    Also curious what System apps you might be looking for? I cannot imagine it's more than the same 1 or 2, there is usually very little call for accessing their app page this may be why they don't appear by default in the app list I imagine, but you may be able to type the name of the app in the search field and have the option to see its app page without the extra step. I tested this and some appear and some do not so perhaps yours will be ones that do.
     
  14. It was nicer to see the App List upon opening Apps in Settings
    Now they've split Notification and Permission options for each app I'd rather have a separate Setting instead of "Apps and Notifications" as you want to go to Apps more often.
     
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  15. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Let's try this again. :)

    On my new Motorola One Hyper, running Android 10, going to System Settings | Apps & notifications yields this:

    apps_10a.jpg
    In order to see all my apps, I have to select "See all 154 apps."

    In Android 8, this same screen showed the entire list by default:

    apps_8.png

    To see that list now, I have to press "See all 154 apps:"

    apps_10.png

    How do I make System Settings display the entire list by default? Period. Without jumping through unnecessary and unwanted hoops. In other words, the solution has to be less labor-intensive than pressing "See all 154 apps."
     
  16. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Homescreen, Android 8.1.0
    KISS Launcher

    (This device was originally exactly like you describe before I installed the launcher of my choice.)

    Screenshot_2020-07-30_17-29-17.jpg
     
  17. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    #17 puppykickr, Jul 30, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
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