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Jul 11, 2009
European Union
IMO the easiest way to recover lost or deleted Android app icons/widgets is

1. To touch and hold on an empty space on your Home screen. This method should cause a new menu to pop up with customizable options for your device.

2. Next, select Widgets and Apps to open a new menu.

3. Tap Apps. From here, you can choose the app icon that you previously deleted by mistake.

4. Hold the icon and drag it onto a space on your device. (You can rearrange it later.)

Your app should now be exactly where you want it to be, and it’ll be ready to use right away.