UPDATE: It stopped happening after the latest OS (and launcher) update - to Android 8

Why does my SIM Toolkit icon is duplicated tripled?

The second one appeared not so long ago, and it never happened before (I have the phone for more than a year and a half).

There wasn't an OS update when it happened, or something I can think might affect, and there's only place for one SIM in that device.


  • It happens only in that launcher.
  • Reboot or re-inserting the SIM does not change it.
  • Clearing launcher app cache doesn't help.
  • I don't want to clear the app data, because I'll probably lose the organization of the apps.
  • It appears only once in the app list in the settings.

Device details: LG G5, Android 7.0, stock ROM, no root
Launcher: Home & app drawer (By LG)


  • Possibly your carrier installed a newer version of toolkit with updated settings. Check the app details for both – beeshyams May 28 '18 at 10:58
  • @beeshyams There's only one app - but it's shown twice in the launcher, so it's probably a launcher problem. The install date of the app as seen in App Detective is somewhere around 2008-2009, the same as other Android system apps. How can I tell if it was updated without me knowing about it? – arieljannai May 28 '18 at 12:15
  • See if this app see package installer or other questions on this site to detect when the app was updated. Not sure how to go about – beeshyams May 28 '18 at 12:24
  • Did you find the solution bro? @arieljannai – Noorul Aug 13 '19 at 6:30
  • @Noorul nope, it was gone after the latest os update 🤷 – arieljannai Aug 13 '19 at 10:30

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