I have a Nexus 5 and I've noticed that the Gallery icon disappeared. I can't find it either in the menu or in the apps settings (running or all). I don't know exactly when it happened, but for sure after the upgrading to 5.0 Lollilop. Now, to open the pics, I have to launch camera and then swipe to the right. Did it happen to someone else? Does anybody know how to solve it? Thanks

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Google decided to remove the Gallery app, replacing it by the "Photos" app.

Google Photos

  • Oh... I didn't think about checking that app and reading the upgrading notes. Thank you for your time! :)
    – Franktrt
    Commented Dec 14, 2014 at 21:57

Be sure that you haven't disabled it. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All/Disabled and see if you have disabled it.

  • I've already searched it in all apps settings, but it's not there.
    – Franktrt
    Commented Dec 14, 2014 at 20:39

I have just went to Settings-APPS-ALL-(Check any Apps set under protected Apps ) by selecting preferences.

I have kept Gallery App under protected Apps ..Now its visible on my home screen once i unchecked the Protected Apps

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