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How to add messages to the home screen in Android?

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Your Android smartphone’s home screen allows you to customise and organise your most frequently used apps for quick access. If you text often, having the Messages app on your home screen can save you time and effort. By default, the Messages app icon is set on your home screen. But, recently, many users have encountered an issue where they found the Messages app missing from their home screen.

If you are wondering where the Messages app has gone from your home screen, this guide discusses the steps to get your Messages app icon back on your home screen.

Why is the Messages app icon missing on Android?

It can be frustrating when you can’t find the Messages app icon on your Android device. There can be several reasons why the Messages app icon disappears from your Android home screen.

  • Accidental Deletion: One common reason for the Messages app icon disappearing is accidental deletion. It’s easy to remove app icons when organising your home screen; you may have accidentally deleted the icon while trying to remove other apps or shortcuts.
  • App updates: Sometimes, when the Messages app receives an update, the icon may get relocated or removed from the home screen.

Also read: How to export Android text messages?

Add Messages icon to the Home screen

To add the Messages app icon back to the home screen on your Android phone, follow the steps below:

  • Access your App Drawer by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
  • Find the Messages app and then press and hold the Messages app icon.
  • Drag it to your preferred location on the home screen and release it.

Losing the Messages app icon on your Android can be a bothersome experience, but the good news is that it’s usually a solvable issue. Following the abovementioned methods, you can quickly restore the Messages app to your home screen.

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Akash Singh

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