I recently bought a Galaxy S9+ This would allow me to uninstall apps from the homescreen. If I did a press and hold on the app an uninstall option would pop up on the menu.

I just did a data sync which syncs settings from my old galaxy s7 edge running android 7. Now when I press and hold on an app in the homescreen a message comes up that says "Remove from Home" instead of uninstall.

How do I get the uninstall option back? I can't find anything in the settings that would change this.

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    Are you in Easy Mode? Standard Mode as documented should allow uninstall like this. Check your Mode setting from: Settings > Display > Easy / Standard mode. Usually the manuals reveal the important things.
    – wbogacz
    Mar 25, 2018 at 22:59

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I figured it out. The old migrated app shortcuts have this issue. When I deleted the old shortcuts and simply remade the shortcuts again the uninstall option returned

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