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My apps not showing on new Samsung galaxy tab s

So I bought a galaxy tab s a few weeks ago and went through the steps to get my email, calendars, etc synced up with my new tab. Well all my apps that are on my account and also ony note 4 downloaded and updated but I can't see any of them unless I go into the play store and search for them. Any help here because I would like to ad shortcuts and whatnot so I can customizey tab s tjw way I want it. Thank you
Adam

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I did run into a new Android user with similar complaint.

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They didn't know how to place apps on the screen for easy use. Does that sound like your issue?
Bob

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issue

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Yes I can't place them on home screen and they are not in my app drawer either

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How about widgets?

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Those are not exactly in the app drawer. I don't have your model here but if the download was a widget then it's not in the app section of the app drawer. here's a video on putting a widget on screen. It won't be exact for your model since Android is all over the map.

It changed from prior Android versions too.

-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpiRZJyQphI

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widgets

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I know how to put widgets onto my home screen. I need to find out why my installed apps aren't showing in app drawer. The widgets for said apps are not there either

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OK, time to cover another area.

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Another client had apps in their store but never actually installed them on the android machine.

You wrote "my apps that are on my account and also ony note 4 downloaded and updated " so I am left to guess a lot here.

Any chance of screen shots of these apps? We're down a few posts and the details are light.

We've tried the newbie stuff so it's time to see the details.
Bob

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Apps show in play store

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The apps that I have bought or downloaded show up on my note 4. When I symced my tab s with google all my apps started to download and update on my tab s. Problem is they did not load into app drawer or on any home screen page. When I search in play store for one of those apps (let's say Facebook) it doesn't give me a way of downloading it. It says open or uninstall. So the apps are obviously wither stored in the cloud or on my device already. I want to know how to get those apps in my app drawer and on my home screen.

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OK, let's get another basic item out of the way.

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Do you know how to swipe left, right or up/down in the apps drawer? I didn't see you write you did that.

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app drawer

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Yes I'm pretty good at Samsung products. This has never happened before. It's my first Samsung tablet

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Sorry but I can't tell if you know Android yet.

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Do you have any friends or local support to see if they can try it?

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I wonder if this is Samsung's FEATURE?

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Apps on Tab S

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I also have a Note 1, and bought a Tab S recently.
I had to download again from the app store the Apps that were on my phone. The synchronization does not download the Apps. It will however synchronize your Maps, Contacts, Planner, and mail, once you have it set up. I had to download dictionaries, news outlet, My Maps, Whatsapp, and others. For the messaging apps, you will have to use the phone number of the tablet, as it is different than that of the phone.

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check settings

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there should be a setting to auto place apps you install on home screen. try opening the play store app, open the menu, open the settings section. under general heading, there should be an option to add icon to home screen.

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Neat workaround.

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Try updating your tablet's OS

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My wife had the same problem, and when she updated Android, it started working properly.

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Take off safe mode

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Thought I'd post this since none of the other posted helped me, hope this helps others in the future!

Just bought a Samsung tablet 2 January 2016 and encountered the same problem.
I had installed the apps, they said installed in my Google play store, appeared in the apps manager in the settings, but wouldn't show in the app drawer.
Bottom left hand corner said "safe mode" turned safe mode off and the apps were available.

Some pfotective cases can hold down a button which can re-enter you into safe mode too, make sure that''s not happening!

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