Unwanted app icons showing in app drawer

  1. Kenneth Dsouza
    Donut Oct 30, 2020

    Kenneth Dsouza , Oct 30, 2020 :
    Hi all

    I been having an issue with app icons of services which are seen in my app drawer and when you click on the icon it takes you to the app info page. Apps like as follows

    1 Card package


    2 OnePlus widgets


    3 galaxy watch plugin


    4 OnePlus roaming


    May be some settings activated while the phone was in the pocket. But is there a way to undo this

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  2. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Oct 30, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Oct 30, 2020 :
    Did you make any changes in Developer options. It seems that instead of launching the app via the apk it's launching the App info. Which usually means the default action has been modified somehow and lost its association to how it should open.

    This will not be easy to fix.

    First check if you have Developer options enabled. If it is enabled then check in Settings, System, Developer Options and that options have not been set to open an app a particular way. See screenshot below, these are my current settings in the App section, and nothing is enabled


    If they are OK and nothing has been enabled, then you may have to backup your phone and do a full Erase All Data factory reset. To get everything back to normal.

    As to what caused it, is impossible to tell.

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  3. Trithesh onkar
    Froyo Oct 30, 2020

  4. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Oct 30, 2020

  5. DroidOnePlus
    Honeycomb Oct 30, 2020

    DroidOnePlus , via OnePlus 6 , Oct 30, 2020 :
    Because you hv installed those app seperately from third party sources like apkmirror. the only way to remove it is factory reset. You can try clearing launcher data also.