I noticed a problem with my widgets on my Android. App widgets were not showing up in the widget list. I had all of the standard widgets like Music, News & Weather, and Power Control, but no option for Facebook, Twitter, or any other apps I installed.
It turns out that this is a feature of Android where widgets are blocked for apps that are installed to the SD card. This was my problem since I had just moved all of my apps the SD card to save space.
Update 2/20/2015 – If you’re here about the Facebook widget disappearing, see our post here.
To resolve this issue, the app had to be moved back to the memory of the phone using these steps:
- Open the “Settings” app.
- Select “Applications” > “Manage applications“.
On many Samsung devices, you would select “General” > “Application manager“.
These selections may vary between devices depending on the version of the Android OS you are running.
- Select the app that isn’t showing up in the widgets list.
- Tap the “Move to device storage” button.
Repeat these steps for any other apps you are experiencing the same issue with.
After I performed these steps on the Twitter app, I once again had the option to add the Twitter widget.