No 'Contacts' Widget, but Contacts are in Apps, Nextbook 8, 4.1.1

Aaron2

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This is a strange issue, but the Contacts app in my All Apps is not shown in my apps, nor is there a widget for Contacts. I can access it using the OpenContacts app, and it is syncing with my MS exchange account. There is no app or widget named People.

How can I add a native widget for Contacts for it to display on home screen? I have a few of these to correct.

Any guidance appreciated.
 
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leeshor

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It would seem that it is there somewhere. Is it possible it was disabled in the app manager? Have you rebooted?
 

PitCarver

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Check for a "People" app, Aaron. That's how mine show up. There's no widget for mine either, but can be added to the Home Screen with a shortcut.
 

leeshor

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Actually I didn't think that was the case. In older versions of Android it was called People but was changed to contacts. Did you look in the app manager, under all, at the bottom of the list? Did you try a restart?
 

PitCarver

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Last one I can think of would be "Address Book", in the app drawer.
 

Aaron2

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As I mentioned in my original post, the CONTACTS application IS Present in the All Apps list. There is No Address Book or People listed in the All Apps list. The Play Store app 'OpenContacts' does find and open the native Contacts app. I seriously doubt Android developers would have an app named Contacts and Address Book in the same device, and or use People as a third label in the same device.

(I never imagined this is like creating cold fusion)
 

PitCarver

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I don't know, guys. Each of my devices, running JB or KK, show the app as Contacts in the app manager and People in the AppDrawer.
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That being said, I checked several online Next book users guides, and couldn't find anything. I'm stumped
Guess I'll have to continue my cold fusion research...o_O
 

Aaron2

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To not further dispute my observations of multiple fresh-from-the-box tablets, maybe the quickest path to a solution is to ask: how can one create a shortcut or widget for (from) an installed App?
 

leeshor

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Any installed app should already have a shortcut in the app drawer. In that section there is also a widget tab. Unless you are rooted you can't locate an app to make a widget or shortcut from.
 

PitCarver

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In lieu of an available widget, probably the simplest solution is to install your Open Contacts app to your home screen.
That appears to be the only option available with the Open Contacts app.
 
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