Well, of all the things to wake up to on a Sunday morning. My Samsung Galaxy Tab E looked completely different today……….. and I had NO idea how I had done it! At some point the day before when I hit the middle home button, I got a prompt to choose which launcher to use. I had NEVER had that show up previously so I didn’t pay much attention. I clicked on the right hand one just to be done with it, which turned out to be the Google Now Launcher instead of my usual (as I found out later) TouchWiz Home.
My home page went from this:
Even my Flip Briefing News App had disappeared and was replaced by Google cards. Oh the joy of Googling and troubleshooting the whole of Saturday and into Sunday morning! I didn’t even know the name of the launcher I had clicked on, nor the fact that it was even a LAUNCHER. It’s pretty hard to Google something when you don’t even know the words to Google with! Haha!
Eventually I did find a solution. There might be others, but this totally worked for me. Having done all the legwork for you, here is the solution in a nutshell:
1. Go to Play Store and search for HomeSmack.
2. Download and install it.
3. Open it to view your choices
You should be seeing something like this:
4. Click on Select Default (bottom right)
5. Then choose which Launcher you wish to use
That’s it…….. you’re done! Now aren’t you glad you found this page!