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How to bring back the app drawer on the LG G6

It's 2017 and we're still removing application drawers from the Android user interface. If you're equally as unsettled by this common practice, then at least be comforted by the fact that on the LG G6, you can bring back the app drawer if you please. Here's how.

How to bring back the app drawer on the LG G6

  1. On the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap to enter the Display section of the settings panel.
  3. Select Home screen.

  1. Tap on Select Home.
  2. Select Home & app drawer.
  3. Enjoy!

That's it! It's an easy fix, but a fix a lot of G6 owners will need when they get their phones.

Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.

10 Comments
  • Now tell us when to expect pre orders to go live and we'll be good
  • Why don't you propose the straightforward solution of "install Nova - the customised launcher is inferior anyway"?
  • True, but this is a bit of an SEO article, and once the normals who just want their damn app drawer back arrive here from Google it would be a bit bait and switchy to tell them to install a launcher. Although a couple of links to one of there launcher articles night not go amiss.
  • Some people just want an app drawer back. Telling someone to install Nova when all they asked was how to turn on the app drawer isn't really answering their question, is it?
  • No app drawer again? Yuck!
  • Same way on the v20
  • Same way on the v20 nothing new here
  • What's the deal with this 'no app drawer' trend? To me, that's one of the least attractive things about iOS, having it all out there on the home screen.
  • Then simply look at it as a Choice. The article clearly states how to enable it through settings. One state or the other must be the default setting and the other state is simple to use.
  • Does the Nougat build of the LG UX have a swipe up gesture for the app drawer?