How to fix miss­ing app icons on Samsung Galaxy phones?

Some users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone, as well as other models of the Galaxy line, may encounter the following issue when installing apps from Google Play: the application is installed, but its icon does not automatically appear on the home screen. Is there any way to fix this annoying problem without resetting the smartphone to factory settings? And yes, this way exists!

Home Screen

If you download applications to your Samsung Galaxy and their icons do not appear, it is likely that you have Game Launcher enabled. To fix this, you just need to go to the settings of Game Launcher and deactivate one item.

  1. Look for the Game Launcher icon on the home screen and open it;


  2. Now tap the three dots in the upper right corner to get to the app settings;


  3. Next, find the item “Hide games on Home and Apps” and turn it off.
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