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Stupid question: how to add apps to home screen

  1. AlexEngels
    Cupcake May 24, 2018

    AlexEngels , May 24, 2018 :
    hi guys,

    just got my new OnePlus 6 and can't seem to figure out how to add apps to the home screen without deleting & reinstalling them.

    with Apex launcher you just hold a position and can then select an app, but this doesn't seem to work with the standard OP launcher.

    what am I missing?

    thanks in advance!

    cheers, Alex
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  2. lutti
    KitKat May 24, 2018

    lutti , May 24, 2018 :
    Just touch and hold an icon for an app and drag it where ever you want it. That's all to it.
     

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  3. Entimp
    Eclair May 24, 2018

    Entimp , May 24, 2018 :
    Try a short hold off the app and the drag it a little bit. You will then see you screen change to place where you can place it.

    If you mean widgets. Long hold a bare area of your desktop where there are no apps, then select widgets when it presents it self.

    Hope that helps.
     

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  4. AlexEngels
    Cupcake May 26, 2018

    AlexEngels , May 26, 2018 :
    that was the trick! thanks buddy.
     

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  5. Entimp
    Eclair May 26, 2018


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  6. K1545500703611
    Cupcake Dec 22, 2018

    K1545500703611 , Dec 22, 2018 :
    I have the same problem. I had a lot of trouble getting the apps moved from my old phone to my OnePlus. Now I can see the apps, their settings etc. - but I can't open them and I can't move them to the start screen. Touching and holding and icon doesn't do anything - the apps can't be moved...
     

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  7. drl431
    Nougat Dec 22, 2018

    drl431 , Dec 22, 2018 :
    No, your problem is different.
    Generally, its a bad idea to move apps from one phone to another. Especially with different Android versions!
    Just go to play store and install the apps you like into the new phone.
     

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  8. K1545500703611
    Cupcake Dec 22, 2018

    K1545500703611 , Dec 22, 2018 :
    So - why does the OnePlus have an app for this purpose, when I have to start all over?? Some of my apps contains a lot of communication, photos, information, big amounts of data (maps for gps), complicated settings etc.

    Had I known this from the start, I had just skipped the dat transfer part, as it obviously is worth nothing.
     

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  9. drl431
    Nougat Dec 22, 2018

    drl431 , Dec 22, 2018 :
    The transfer app is good for your contacts, phone logs, messages, pictures, and documents.
    Basically all the stuff you cant get at play store...
     

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  10. K1545500703611
    Cupcake Dec 23, 2018

    K1545500703611 , Dec 23, 2018 :
    This is the last chance for my OnePlus 6T McLaren…

    I bought the OnePlus 6T McLaren 2 days ago – and 2 days is also the amount of wasted time to make the phone work.

    I have tried to transfer all the content from my old phone (LG G3), especially all the installed apps, but so far without luck. I have tried the OnePlus Switch app, I have tried 10-12 third party apps and 2-3 PC programs and apps on the phones. NOTHING is working. All third of the party apps fail to migrate the apps. Where a PC is involved all the programs causes a runtime error, which I can’t solve. The OnePlus Switch is also defect. I follow the instructions carefully, and all of the content seems to be transferred. Except for the apps. The apps are not in the start screen. The only place I can find them, are in Settings > Apps and notifications. When I select a random app, I only get to see the settings, possibility of removal etc. The app can’t be opened or moved to the start screen. Only if I go to them bottom of the information of the app, I can be guided to Play, and from there open the app. But not all apps.

    In the push notifications I am told that “Recovery of apps and are being finished” – but it never finishes. If I press the notification, it says that 0 of 61 apps are installed. If I press this information I am send to Play, where I can see a number of apps waiting for download.

    Yeah, then you might say ‘connect your Wi-Fi’. But it doesn’t work. I have tried to connect to a WiFi hotspot (from my LG G3), and I have tried to go to the local library (where they have a high speed connection). In both cases, I can see that the OnePlus says it is connected to the Wi-Fi – but the download never starts. So also the Wi-Fi is defect.

    I have asked in numerous websites, asked my friend who is a wizard within technology, I have tried any possibly solution… my OnePlus 6T McLaren simply doesn’t work!

    Of all phones I have had in my lifetime, the OnePlus 6T McLaren is the most disappointing experience I had EVER had!

    You think you buy a McLaren – in fact you get Ford T…

    Furthermore the finger print reader is, mildly said, miserable. In 3 out of 4 attempts, it can’t recognize my finger print, and I have to enter my PIN.

    So – is my phone simply a bad apple, or is this a common problem?

    I have to say that I had expected more from a phone at this price…

    I wanted to write this in a new post, but the community simply doesn’t allow me to make new posts! This is a sure goodbye to OnePlus – FOREVER!
     

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  11. K1545500703611
    Cupcake Dec 23, 2018

    K1545500703611 , Dec 23, 2018 :
    When I press the big red button "New Thread", this is what I get:

    OnePlus Community - Error
    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.

    Jesus Christ, both the phone and the community are useless!!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     

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  12. lutti
    KitKat Dec 23, 2018

  13. Artemus.
    Nougat Dec 23, 2018

    Artemus. , Dec 23, 2018 :
    Nice rant. Too bad you posted it in the wrong section. ;)

    Also, NEVER let Android migrate your apps. Just redownload them from Play Store and set up the settings again. This'll save you a headache.
     

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  14. Artemus.
    Nougat Dec 23, 2018

    Artemus. , Dec 23, 2018 :
    You have to use Starting Point if you're within 15 days of registering
     

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