Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: Fix Icons Missing From App Launcher

Did one of your app icons just disappear from the App Launcher? It’s weird, but it’s not an isolated phenomenon. You’d be surprised to discover how many users have the same complaint about icons missing from the App Launcher on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus!

Today’s article will be on how to fix this problem. You can’t just accept that the icons are gone, so the first thing you will do is to check the Google Play Store and even the Application Manager to see if the apps are listed in there.

After you have confirmed yourself that the missing apps are actually installed on the device, you can accuse your TouchWiz Launcher of the confusion. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is to reset it, though this will come with resetting all your other Home screen settings, as well as the Launcher settings. Everything will get back to the default settings, but what can you do?


With the following steps, you will be able to clear the data from TouchWiz. Expect to find all your apps rearranged by the default pattern after you:

  1. Go to the Home screen of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus;
  2. Select Apps;
  3. Tap on Settings;
  4. Tap on Applications;
  5. Access the Application manager;
  6. Hit the MORE button;
  7. Select Show System Apps from the context menu;
  8. Select the TouchWiz Home;
  9. Tap on Storage;
  10. Tap on the button labeled as Clear Data.


Right after that, leave the menus and head back to the App Launcher. Now, you should be able to see the missing icons and you can take some time to rearrange the settings and the icons of the Home screen.


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