My phone crashed a few minutes ago and when I turned it back on, the majority of my app icons were gone. I could open then from the app store and it said they are installed but the icons are just gone? Most of the app icons that disappeared were saved to my 32GB San-disc SD card but both the SD card and my phone are relatively new.

Phone: Motorola Moto E3

  • What's the launcher in use? Try a different launcher from the one you are using now.
    – MANI
    Jul 2 '17 at 15:55

You can do 3 things:

  1. Restart your phone.
  2. Try another launcher like Nova Launcher or if you can, find your launcher in System Apps and clear defaults, so that it prompts you to set it as the default launcher again. This may recover your icons.
  3. Try an icon pack.
  • I never set a launcher in the first place. I'm using my phone as it was when I got it.
    – TracerNova
    Jul 2 '17 at 17:48
  • Every phone has a launcher by default. So you must be using your default launcher. Jul 3 '17 at 3:16

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