Show all apps on my phone

You'll find some apps on your Home screens, and all your apps in All Apps. You can open apps, switch between apps, and find 2 apps at once.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Find & open apps

From anywhere

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to the top. If you get All Apps 
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    , tap it.
  2. Tap the app that you want to open.

Tip: If you're using a Google Account for work or school, you’ll find your apps in a "Work" tab.

From shortcuts

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. If you have options, choose one.

Switch between recent apps

  1. Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. 
    • If you’re on Android Go with 3-button navigation, tap Recent apps .
  2. Swipe left or right to switch to the app you want to open.
  3. Tap the app that you want to open.

Close apps

Important: Some apps, like Google Play services or system apps, can’t be stopped. Learn more about Google Play services.

  • Close one app: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. Swipe up on the app.
  • Close all apps: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. Swipe from left to right. On the left, tap Clear all.
  • Close all apps on Android Go: Swipe up from the bottom, hold, and let go. At the bottom, tap Clear all.
  • Find your Home screen: Tap Home
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    or Home
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  • Stop apps working in the background:
    1. To open Quick Settings, from the top of the screen, swipe down twice.
    2. To see the number of active apps running in the background:
    3. To close each active app, tap Stop.

Tip: Even if you don't close apps, you won't run out of memory or battery. Android manages these automatically.

Get new apps

You can get more apps in the Play Store app . Learn how to download apps.

  • Add apps, shortcuts, and widgets
  • Get around on your phone
  • Transfer files between your computer and phone

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The latest Samsung devices come pre-installed with One UI, an operating system that has been specifically designed to make things simpler, clearer and easier to use. One of the design features has been the removal of the apps button, giving you more space for your most used app icons.

You can access all of your apps by swiping up on your home screen.

If you would prefer, you can choose to add the apps button back onto your home screen.

Please note: the exact layout of the buttons may vary slightly depending on the model and operating system of your phone.

1 Tap and hold any blank space

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2 Tap Settings

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3 Tap the switch next to Show Apps screen button on Home screen

4 An apps button will appear on your home screen

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How do I get all my apps to show on my phone?

From anywhere. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to the top. If you get All Apps , tap it.

Where can I see all of my apps?

You can see all the apps you've ever downloaded on your Android phone by opening the "My apps & games" section in your Google Play Store. The apps you've downloaded are divided into two sections: "Installed" (all the apps currently installed on your phone) and "Library" (all the apps that aren't currently installed).

How do I get apps back on my home screen?

Add to Home screens.
From the bottom of your Home screen, swipe up. Learn how to open apps..
Touch and drag the app. You'll find images of each Home screen..
Slide the app to where you want it. Lift your finger..

Why is my phone not showing all my apps?

Go to Settings, then tap on “Display” then tap on “Full screen apps“. From there, turn on what apps you want to appear on your home screen. Go back to home screen after turning on all the apps you want icons for, scroll right to left, they should all be there.