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Hi, my recent app button has gone and I would really like it back. I miss it. Don't know if it's anything I did, or how long it's been gone. I'm on an S9. Please help. Thanks 

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Superuser I
Superuser I

Do you still have the home button a d back button showing at the bottom @Gear2 ?

 

If the whole bottom bar is missing then swipe up from the bottom and it should appear. Hit the little dot to keep it all showing. 

 

Can you screen shot and put up a picture. 

 

Just to add sometimes a soft reboot by turning the phone Off and On can help. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Apprentice

@Damin0u wrote:

Hello,

 

Same for me on Galaxy Note 9, with latest Patch updates from February 1st 2019.

 

Sometimes I lose the Recent App virtual button on the bottom, and at the same time, the Dropdown notification Panel does not show up anymore.

 

Rebooting the phone fixes the issue, but it is quite annoying as it happens at least once a day.......


Open Secure folder and press the home button after you see the "login page", if you deactivate the secure folder feature the problem will be solved. 

Apprentice
Doing that will make the recent button and the notification bar to work again without rebooting the phone. Try this when you have the problem.
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Superuser I
Superuser I

Do you still have the home button a d back button showing at the bottom @Gear2 ?

 

If the whole bottom bar is missing then swipe up from the bottom and it should appear. Hit the little dot to keep it all showing. 

 

Can you screen shot and put up a picture. 

 

Just to add sometimes a soft reboot by turning the phone Off and On can help. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

First Poster
Thank you. Soft reset worked. Should have thought of it myself instead of going into a panic. Thanks for your help 😊
First Poster

Today I encountered the same issue with the recent apps button just dissappearing from the bottom bar. Both the back and home buttons were still visible, but not the recent apps button. Restarting the handset resolved the missing button. This has only occurred the once since the most recent firmware update a couple of days ago.

New Member

I have an S9

My recents button also disappeared. Thank you for the advice. A soft restart sorted the issue. It even had the history that I was missing

New Member

@Gear2 wrote:

Hi, my recent app button has gone and I would really like it back. I miss it. Don't know if it's anything I did, or how long it's been gone. I'm on an S9. Please help. Thanks 


This happens for me above once perday after the update. Samsung should relase some patch soon.

New Member

I'm having the same problem with the Recent app button just disappearing from the navigation bar, I have also noticed that the notification draw from the top of the screen also stops working, at first I thought it was because I was using a different launcher on my note 9, but have since discovered that it's something to do with the new oneUI update. I soft reboot fixes the problem but it is definitely getting more frequent during heavier usage.

New Member

My Recents button has disappeared 6 times now. A soft reset always sorts it out, but shouldn't keep doing it. On Pie with Feb security patch.

Note 9, on UK  O2

New Member
Sometimes phone freezes after recents button goes too
Apprentice
The exact same things happens to me.
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