A lot of Android users install third party launchers like Apex, Nova, GO, Google Now, Trebuchet and so on. Many times, users accidentally delete the app drawer(launcher) icon which is the circular button at the center of the bottom of the home screen (dock) which gives you access to all of your apps. Losing this icon means you can’t access the app drawer. However this is a simple issue. You can easily get back the missing app launcher icon. This post will show you how to fix/restore the missing app launcher icon on android:
|Missing App launcher icon on home screen dock|
App drawer icon or button is basically the circle with dots which when clicked lets you see all of your apps or app drawer. The app drawer icon is on the homescreen dock, usually at the middle of the bottom of the homescreen. When the app launcher button is not locked, users can sometimes accidentally drag it to another homescreen. So the first thing to do if that happens, is to swipe through your home screens and look for the icon, and then drag it back to its original place. If you have dragged the icon to the top, then it will be deleted (removed). In that case, you will need to restore the app launcher icon. To get back the missing app drawer icon (button) on your home screen, follow the below methods for each launcher- NOVA, GO, Trebuchet and Apex launcher.
Fix: Restore missing app drawer icon in Nova launcher
For NOVA launcher users the steps to restore or get back missing app drawer icon/button are as follows:
Fix: Restore Go launcher missing app drawer icon
Follow these steps to get back app drawer icon on Go launcher the home screen
Here’s another method to restore app drawer icon for Go launcher user
For 2015 version of Go Launcher
Fix Apex launcher app drawer icon missing
Here are the steps to restore/ get back app drawer icon on Apex launcher users
Fix Trebuchet app drawer icon/ button missing
Many custom ROMs like Cynogenmod has Trebuchet setup as default launcher. If your app drawer icon is missing on Trebuchet here are the steps to get it back:
If that didn’t resolve the issue, you can try installing another third party launcher like Nova.
Uninstalling and reinstalling your launcher will also resolve the issue. However, you will lose your homescreen icons so you will have to set it up again. Simply go to settings >> apps >> scroll down and select the name of your launcher >> tap “uninstall”. Then go back to Google Play and re-install the launcher. Now you will get your app drawer icon back in your homescreen dock.
That’s it. Even If you use other launchers apart from the ones mentioned above, you can use similar methods to restore missing app drawer/launcher icon on your home screen.