LG Tribute HD App Drawer Menu Button /All Apps Icon -How to get it back

There were 2 home screen launchers in LG Tribute 5 (predecessor), both came with an app drawer. In Tribute HD one more launcher is added, it is without the app drawer, and is made the default home screen launcher.

So, as soon as you boot into LG Tribute HD, you realize the app menu button is missing. As we’re used to it since the early days of Android, it feels awkward without it. However, there is no need to worry as we can get it back in few simple steps.

The only thing that we’ve to do is, go to Home Screen Settings and choose the appropriate launcher. Follow the screenshots below to get back the app drawer –

How to get back the LG Tribute HD App Drawer / All Apps Icon –


LG Tribute HD Home Screen No App Drawer

The default Home Screen Launcher on LG Tribute HD is without an App Drawer.

All the apps are present on the home screen itself and we can add as many home screens as we like.

LG Tribute HD Get Back App Drawer

To change the Launcher, Long Press on an empty area on the home screen.

Select the middle option, i.e “Home Screen Settings” as shown above.

Tap on “Select Home”


LG Tribute HD Home & App Drawer

From the list, Select “Home & app drawer”. This will directly take us the Home screen with App Drawer

Click on the App Drawer Icon to view the apps.

LG Tribute HD Home Screen Settings

You can also “Long Press” the Recent Apps Key to Access the Home Screen Settings as shown above.

This will again take use to Home Screen page.


LG Tribute HD Easy Home

This time let’s select “EasyHome” after all this one also includes the app drawer.

You can see I’ve clicked on the “all apps icon” and it takes us to the app menu.


LG Tribute HD Remove Delete Easy Home

To exit easy home click on the “Settings” icon on the home screen as shown above.

Scroll down and look for “Home Screen” and click on it to Open.

LG tribute HD get out of easy home

Now that we have wandered through all the home screen launchers, finally, pick your favorite among the three.

For any query feel free to contact via the comment section below.



LG Tribute HD LS676 Stuck on Configuring Your Phone – How to Bypass

My LG Tribute HD Ls676 got stuck at “configuring your phone” when I did a factory data reset without doing the activation. As the phone was not active on boost mobile network, it tried to configure the phone for calls and data but failed eventually and got stuck with no option to move forward or backward.

As I faced this same issue with my previous sprint phone, I knew the workaround. Let’s see how to bypass this screen easily with the help of below screenshots.


How to Bypass Configuring Your Phone on LG Tribute HD

lg tribute hd configuring your phone

After doing the factory reset I was on the first page of Setup Wizard i.e Accessibility Setting Page.

I moved forward to the Language selection page and then connected to a Wifi network.

lg tribute hd ls676 configuring your phone fix

As soon as I hit “NEXT” on the Internet Connection Page, I got stuck on the “Configuring your phone…” screen as shown above.

Now, the simple workaround is to press all the hardware keys together i.e Simultaneously Press the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power Button. You won’t be able to do it one go, but in few tries, you must get the skip option as shown in the last screenshot above.

I noticed a different scenario when I booted the phone without a sim card. After waiting for some time at the “Configuring your phone” screen I got a pop-up reminding me to insert the sim and reboot phone. When I hit OK I got the SKIP option.

So if you’re failing to get past this screen with the 3 button combination, you should try the second method.

Let me know which the 2 methods worked for you in the comment section below.