Galaxy Labs menu is missing on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets in the U.S.

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In recent weeks, there’s been a fair amount of hoopla about Android’s app drawer. There have been rumours that Android N could do away with the app drawer entirely, and we’ve seen LG place the app drawer on the G5 within the Easy Home launcher for some reason. Then we get to Samsung, with its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones showing the app drawer in its usual place on the home screen, with the option to disable it via the device’s Galaxy Labs menu. Except in the United States, that is. 

It isn’t known why the Galaxy Labs menu isn’t available on Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge handsets in the States. Maybe the carriers got together and decided that they didn’t want to deal with loads of customers asking where the app drawer had disappeared to after they had fiddled with the Galaxy Labs menu on their new phones.

Is it a big deal? Probably not unless you actually wanted to remove the app drawer and needed to see every app’s icon on the home-screen. The omission does show the power of the U.S. carriers, though, being able to remove an option from the device. Does the inability to choose whether the app drawer is present on your home-screen bother you at all?

Source: SamMobile


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a Huawei P9, and a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Michael Coolidge

    Yes it does. Leave the device as is.

  • Cin Ali

    Being able to remove app drawer was one of the features I expected. So disappointed.