1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

2 lost apps

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Tech Support' started by fredbar10drjones, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. fredbar10drjones
    Offline

    fredbar10drjones New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I recently was tricked into downloading a different texting program(by Shutterfly) than the one that came on my Bionic(it looked like an update, and it was so soon after the ICS update, I thought it was connected). Anyway, I didn't like it as much as the one that came with my phone, so I uninstalled it, and now my original texting program is nowhere to be found. I can see it in the ALL list under Manage Apps, but there's no option anywhere in that to install a shortcut to it on my desktop. I am now resorting to looking up people's names in my contacts list and clicking the little message icon. I can also hold the HOME button for a couple seconds and bring the most recent message up, and get to my inbox that way, but it's a hassle. Anyone know how to get the shortcut back on my desktop?

    Also, I cannot for the life of me find my Calculator that came with the phone. it just wasn't in it's normal place on one of my desktops one time I restarted my phone. I'm assuming it being lost is the same issue as the Text Messaging one, but they happened at different times, and I did nothing that interfered with it's use. idk........... HELP?
  2. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond RS Lead Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,530
    Likes Received:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Are they not in your app drawer anymore? Should be in there and you should just be able to drag it to one of your homescreens.
  3. fredbar10drjones
    Offline

    fredbar10drjones New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nope. That was the first place I looked. Sorry, should've mentioned that. It's just been so long since I did that.
  4. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond RS Lead Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,530
    Likes Received:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    figured you did try that, but I just had to ask to make sure.

    If you're willing to sacrifice all your text messages I would try clearing the data. You can easily save your text messages with an app called SMS Backup & Restore if you don't already have an app that does it. Maybe you could try disabling the app first then enabling it, maybe then it'll pop up?

    Never heard of an app disappearing from the app drawer like that, unless you're using a 3rd party launcher and that previous app you downloaded had the launcher hide it in the app drawer....
  5. mattjenn
    Offline

    mattjenn Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Go into all apps under settings scroll to bottom and make sure it didn't get disabled if it did just enable it