1. garisa's Avatar
    Hey guys! There used to be an app Gadgets which we were able to start from app list, but now it's there no more.

    Do you know how I could access it? I'm in production build, Lumia 730. It's not that I need it right now, but if I wanted to change apps that open automatically when I plug in my headphones I would need to access Gadgets.
    03-01-2017 05:41 PM
  2. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Have you recently performed a Hard Reset on your phone?
    03-01-2017 06:35 PM
  3. garisa's Avatar
    No, I did a fresh install of w10m from wp8.1 around New Year.

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    03-01-2017 06:40 PM
  4. JMX777's Avatar
    My wife's 735 had the same issue, the only way I managed to open that app is going thru a direct store link in edge, when the link redirect to the store app it will show that the app is already installed and the button will say "open".

    Then once inside the app you can pin to start a shortcut to the desired device.
    03-01-2017 08:11 PM
  5. JMX777's Avatar
    03-01-2017 08:12 PM
  6. garisa's Avatar
    Thanks, your solution seems to be the that will work, that's a good idea. Only the link you gave me leads me to Windows Central forums home page. :)

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    03-02-2017 02:38 AM
  7. JMX777's Avatar
    Thanks, your solution seems to be the that will work, that's a good idea. Only the link you gave me leads me to Windows Central forums home page. :)

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    "https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/gadgets/9wzdncrfj3df?tduid=(bb0b2010b234da6b7c7e9d6cbf5eb963)(259740)(2542549)(UUwpUvbUpU3631998)()"

    Sorry! That's the right one
    03-02-2017 02:42 AM
  8. garisa's Avatar
    Thank you very much. :) Now I've set it to open Gadgets each time when I plug in the headphones. :)

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    03-02-2017 04:35 AM
  9. JMX777's Avatar
    Glad to hear :)
    03-02-2017 08:43 AM
  10. Rinsun's Avatar
    Hey guys! There used to be an app Gadgets which we were able to start from app list, but now it's there no more.

    Do you know how I could access it? I'm in production build, Lumia 730. It's not that I need it right now, but if I wanted to change apps that open automatically when I plug in my headphones I would need to access Gadgets.
    I had this problem every time I did a hard reset last year - it installed but did not show up in the All Apps list.I kept the Store page open on the Gadgets app and went to Settings > Storage or All Apps list >Storage then uninstalled Gadgets from Storage then went to Store and reinstalled it .This way it showed up on All Apps list every time.
    P.S - It might install in your sd card, then you would need to shift it to phone storage.If your default app storage is sd card then just change it to phone storage before reinstalling it .When you are done with the process you can change back to sd card for app storage.
    03-02-2017 09:33 AM
  11. garisa's Avatar
    Interesting. So there is a solution. I will try to do it some time later. :)

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    03-02-2017 09:53 AM
  12. Rinsun's Avatar
    It may sound complicated but it does not take much time.
    I got used to the process as I did it each time I hard reset .
    03-02-2017 09:57 AM
  13. garisa's Avatar
    Yes, I did it fairly quickly right now, and it works. I uninstalled it from Storage (I completely forgot about that option), and then I used the link shared by JMX777 to install it again.

    Thanks! :)

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    03-02-2017 10:11 AM
  14. Rinsun's Avatar
    Glad that it worked for you
    03-02-2017 10:15 AM
  15. Rinsun's Avatar
    The fact remains that this should not happen and make us look for work arounds.
    Since it happens every time for me and happened to you and JMX777 too shows that there is a persistent bug since 2016 (or 2015 end ,I am not sure) which has not been solved by MS.
    I think I had given a feedback sometime last year through the Feedback app.
    03-02-2017 10:22 AM
  16. garisa's Avatar
    Can't agree more with you.

    And in fact, I feel like this issue is present on all w10m phones right now. Before you had this issue after a hard reset, and now I have this issue on two phones, and in both of them I have done no hard reset except the one right after installing w10m (and that one was performed while on Threshold 2). Luckily there's a workaround.

    I have reported this issue today, and I have upvoted all entries about this problem.

    It's pity how this platform has only few bugs actually which appear on large number of devices, but they just don't address it. I mean this one, calendar tile not updating, camera not working in video calls in Skype Preview...

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    03-02-2017 12:10 PM
  17. Rinsun's Avatar
    Can't agree more with you.

    And in fact, I feel like this issue is present on all w10m phones right now. Before you had this issue after a hard reset, and now I have this issue on two phones, and in both of them I have done no hard reset except the one right after installing w10m (and that one was performed while on Threshold 2). Luckily there's a workaround.

    I have reported this issue today, and I have upvoted all entries about this problem.

    It's pity how this platform has only few bugs actually which appear on large number of devices, but they just don't address it. I mean this one, calendar tile not updating, camera not working in video calls in Skype Preview...

    Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 phone
    I don't use Skype on my phones so I don't know about the camera not working on video calls. I will try it out.
    I agree about the calendar tile issue. I went through a WDRT twice to fix it because after the first WDRT I made the mistake of doing a hard reset since the problem was new to me at that time.
    Since then the calendar tile is working normally as I have not done any hard reset after that.( Sept 2016). I just hope I don't need to do a hard reset sometime soon.
    I don't know if there is any official solution to the Gadgets app issue as I found the above-mentioned solution by experimenting.
    I have given a lot of feedbacks but most of the issues have remained unresolved.
    03-02-2017 12:30 PM
  18. garisa's Avatar
    Well, this issue with Skype may not appear at first, but it appeared after some time of using. It first happened to my brother who uses it more frequently, and only some time later it started to happen to me too.

    And about this with Gadgets, from my experience we can only conclude that even WDRT doesn't help with this.

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    03-02-2017 01:05 PM
  19. Rinsun's Avatar
    In fact the Gadgets issue happened while doing the WDRT also when I was updating the apps in Store.
    03-02-2017 11:08 PM
  20. Mark F24's Avatar
    Hey guys! There used to be an app Gadgets which we were able to start from app list, but now it's there no more.

    Do you know how I could access it? I'm in production build, Lumia 730. It's not that I need it right now, but if I wanted to change apps that open automatically when I plug in my headphones I would need to access Gadgets.
    I just did a fresh install on my 950 XL from WDRT, I am on 14393.693 and the Gadgets app is there as always. Maybe its the model phone you have, not a native W10 device?
    03-03-2017 05:50 AM
  21. garisa's Avatar
    Yes, I have have this issue with Lumia 730 and with Lumia 532. The difference is that I have to do a hard reset on Threshold 2 right after getting Windows 10, while you can simply reinstall the software, update apps, update phone software, and once again update all apps.

    Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 phone
    03-03-2017 07:42 AM
  22. Rinsun's Avatar
    I just did a fresh install on my 950 XL from WDRT, I am on 14393.693 and the Gadgets app is there as always. Maybe its the model phone you have, not a native W10 device?
    Mine is not a native W10 phone but updated from 8.1.I did not have this issue on 8.1 but started getting it after the W10 update.
    I remember quite a few Windows phone (8.1) users had this issue (of not seeing it on the All Apps list) when Microsoft launched this app sometime towards the end of 2015.Prior to this it was known as 'Device Hub'.
    Device Hub on Windows 10 Mobile morphs into new Gadgets app with latest update | Windows Central
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...adget-app.html
    03-03-2017 07:44 AM

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