Retrieve my Navigation icon that has been removed from my Samsung Galaxy s3

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The navigation icon can disappear for a number of reasons. If you have recently updated your Maps app, you are likely to experience this problem. Most Android phones have been hit by this problem so relax; it's not just your Galaxy S3. The navigation has always been part and parcel of the Maps app, so basically the Maps app has 2 icons.

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Recent updates on your Samsung Galaxy S3 could have removed the navigation icon because it's deeply integrated into the main application, i.e. the Maps app. What happens is, during your update, the navigation was also updated but its icon was removed.

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There are two methods you can use to retrieve the navigation icon.

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Method 1: Uninstall the maps app

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    Scroll and tap the "Menu" key from your home screen.
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    Tap "Settings"
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    Tap the "More" tab.
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    Tap "Application Manager"
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    Swipe left to choose the "All" tab.
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    Scroll down and select "Maps"
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    Tap the "Uninstall" button.
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Method 2: Uninstall recent maps update

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    Select the "Menu" key from your home screen.
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    Tap "Settings"
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    Touch the More tab.
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    Select "Application Manager"
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    Swipe left to select the "All" tab.
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    Scroll to and select "Maps"
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    Tap the "Uninstall Updates" button.
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NOTE: These two methods are unfortunately temporary. The permanent solution is to get used to not seeing the navigation icon, but this does not mean you cannot use it anymore. Like stated earlier, it has been deeply integrated into the main app.

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Using Navigation inside Maps

Instructions below help you use that same old navigation application.

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    Launch "Maps"
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    Search for your destination.
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    Touch the "car" icon.
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    Tap the card for directions.
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    Tap the blue arrow for voice directions.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Unless you learn to use the new application, you will always find it difficult to get over your old Galaxy S3 Navigation icon.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Charmed, Eng, Lynn

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