What is an Accidentally Removed App?
An accidentally removed app is an app that has been unintentionally deleted from the home screen of your device. It could have been a quick swipe of the finger, a double tap, or a long press that caused the app to disappear from your home screen. Accidentally deleted apps can be frustrating, especially if you are in the middle of a task. Fortunately, there are ways to get that app back.
How to Get an Accidentally Removed App Back
If you accidentally removed an app from your home screen, the first step is to check your app drawer. The app drawer is a folder containing all of your apps and it can be accessed by swiping up, down, or to the side of your home screen. It is likely that the app is still in the app drawer, in which case you can just drag the app back to your home screen.
If the app is not in the app drawer, you can try searching for it in the Google Play Store. Just open the Play Store, search for the app, and install it again. This will put the app on your home screen, as well as your app drawer. Note that if you have a premium version of the app, you may have to purchase it again.
What If I Accidentally Uninstalled the App?
If you accidentally uninstalled the app, then it is likely you can still reinstall it. All apps installed on your device are stored on your Google account, and you can easily reinstall any app that you have previously installed. Just open the Play Store, search for the app, and tap the ‘Install’ button. If you had a premium version of the app, you may have to purchase it again.
What If I Cannot Find the App?
If you cannot find the app in the Play Store, it is possible that the app is no longer available. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as the app being removed from the store due to copyright infringement, or the developer deciding to no longer support the app. In this situation, it is likely that you will not be able to get the app back.
How to Avoid Accidentally Removing Apps in the Future
If you find yourself accidentally removing apps from your home screen, there are several steps you can take to avoid this in the future. The first is to be more careful when swiping or tapping on your home screen. Also, be sure to double-check that you are removing the app that you actually want to remove. Finally, you can set up a password or PIN for your device, which will prevent you from accidentally removing apps.
Accidentally removing an app from your home screen can be a frustrating experience, but fortunately there are ways to get the app back. If you accidentally removed an app, check your app drawer first. If the app is not there, try searching for it in the Play Store. If you cannot find the app, it may no longer be available. To avoid this in the future, be more careful when swiping or tapping on your home screen, double-check that you are removing the app you actually want to remove, and consider setting up a password or PIN for your device.