How to Get Your Menu to Appear Again After Deletion

Have you ever accidentally deleted the contents of your entire menu? Probably not, but it happens. I bet you’ve tried to delete something through an application or drag and drop, only to discover that it was more tied to your phone than you thought. In fact, oftentimes application launchers and other third-party apps have a habit of memorizing your most recent menu contents and presenting those items when you open the app again. But what happens when you actually want to get rid of those items? It’s not as easy as just re-creating it!

Luckily, there is a way for you to get your menu to reappear, and it involves a simple yet effective trick. Let’s have a look:

Clear The App Cache

The first thing you need to do is clear the cache, or stored data, for the app that caused the problem in the first place. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t know how to do this. Sometimes the cache won’t clear itself automatically after performing a batch of tasks in the application, like deleting several items or updating the app. So in those situations, you’ll need to manually remove the cache as described below.

Launch The App

When you clear the cache for a certain app, it will not only reappear in your app drawer, but also on your phone. Now, you need to launch that app and let it remember your settings and preferences. Go to your app’s settings screen and tap on the menu that usually appears along the top. When the settings screen loads, you’ll see a button that looks like this:

If you press and hold that button, you’ll see a menu with options to either Clear Cache or Clear Data for the app. If you chose Clear Cache, a pop-up will tell you that this choice will also remove all of the app’s data, which you may or may not want to do. You can choose to ignore the warning and hit the Clear Cache button to get rid of the app’s cache.

Go Back To The Menu

Once you’ve cleared the cache for the app that has your menu issue, you’ll need to go back to that app’s settings screen and choose which menu you would like to see again. There should be two separate menus, one for Quick Steps and one for Specialty Walks. You can choose either one as long as you don’t choose both. Once you’ve made that selection, press the Menu key on your keyboard to go to the next screen.

Use Your Phone’s Back Button

If you’ve ever used an Android phone, you’ll know that pressing the Back key on your phone brings up a screen containing a list of recently used apps and functions. If you’re on that screen, use the Back key to navigate back to the previous menu. If you need help, the on-screen keyboard will also be helpful in creating new phrases or words to search for on the web.

Try Again

Sometimes you just can’t get the menu you need just right away, so it’s worth a shot to try again after doing all of this. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get the exact menu you want, so don’t give up!

Once you’ve cleared the cache for an app that had a menu issue and launched that app, navigate to the menu you want to use and press the Menu key on your keyboard to activate it. If you’re still having trouble, try again later.

Hopefully, this will help you get your menu back and restore the frustration of those moments when you accidentally delete something important. And to top it all off, after you’ve followed these steps, you can even decide to completely delete that app and everything associated with it. So, don’t hesitate to give it a try if you’re serious about getting rid of those accidental deletions!