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Samsung Galaxy Apps icon not working

Discussion in 'Android Phones' started by Wyattspop, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Didn't see a tablet section guys. I have the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet and I let my son play with it, at my home screen, when I tag the "apps" icon (which is 4 little boxes ) it doesn't take me to my apps, it now takes me to my "settings" screen. I don't know how to fix this, not to mention I can't get to any of my apps not on the home screen. Anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks Guys, he's 10 and doesn't know what he did
     
  2. mahlemuts

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    When you say apps, do you mean the installed programs or the app store? Doesn't matter, power off tablet, then hold volume up, home button and switch on, keeping all 3 pressed.
    When you see logo let go of power button and recovery mode should boot.
    Using volume keys goto factory reset and select with power button.
    Once rebooted tablet should be as if it's right out the box, log into your Google account and then play store to get all your apps back.

    This can also be done in settings if you have access to it 'backup and reset' option I think.

    Hope this helps
     
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    tongs007 Active member

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    will also delete all videos/pix etc unless backed up
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    Yeah, that's what's known as "Scorched Earth!"
     
  5. mahlemuts

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    Tablets are usually browsing tools and for mild gaming, no pain no gain!
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    Agree but, the pain can be lessened with a back-up... Point is backup first and then plow and pave.. :rolleyes:
     

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