Fix: Android App Widgets Not Appearing On Widget List

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.

To resolve this issue, the app had to be moved back to the memory of the phone using these steps:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. 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.
  3. Select the app that isn’t showing up in the widgets list.
  4. Tap the “Move to device storage” button.

Android Moved to device storage option

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.



  1. Marco says

    I thought the same, moved the google launcher back on phone and the weather widget app as well, but it still doesn’t work.
    Also restarted the phone, no way.

  2. Prashant says

    Great!! Thanks. I was just not able to figure out where my widgets went. Much appreciated!!

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