When you first get your phone, you are probably excited to start downloading all your favorite apps. However, you may notice that some of your apps have duplicate icons. This can be confusing and frustrating, but there is usually a reason for it. In most cases, the duplicate icons represent different versions of the same app. For example, you may have one icon for the version of the app that is installed on your phone, and an icon for the version that is stored on your SD card. In other cases, the duplicate icons may represent two different ways to access the same app. For example, you may have an icon for the app on your screen, and another icon for the app in your app drawer. 

While having multiple icons for the same app can be helpful, it can also be confusing if you are unsure what the difference is. If you are unsure which icon to use, you can remove the duplicate icon from your phone.

How To Remove The Duplicate Apps Icon From The Phone?

iPhone: To remove duplicate icons from the iPhone, simply press and hold on an app icon until all of the icons start to jiggle. Then, tap on the “-” button that appears on the app that you want to remove. Confirm that you want to remove the app, and it will be removed from your home screen.

Android: You can remove duplicate apps from your Android phone by going to your settings menu and finding the “Apps” or “Application Manager” option. From there, you should be able to find a list of all the apps installed on your device. You can then go through the list and uninstall any duplicate apps that you don’t need. 

To remove Duplicate icons if the app is only installed once: You may need to tap and hold on an app icon until a drop-down menu appears, then drag and drop the app to remove the option that appeared in the drop-down menu.

Why are Apps Duplicating on My Phone automatically?

If you’ve ever noticed that your apps are duplicating on your phone, you’re not alone. This problem is relatively common, and there are a few different reasons why it might happen. One possibility is that you have multiple users accounts set up on your phone, and each account has its own set of apps. Another possibility is that you’ve backed up your phone to a cloud service, and the service is restoring the apps to your phone. Finally, it’s also possible that you have an app that’s designed to create duplicate copies of itself. 

If you are not sure how to get rid of this problem, you can follow these simple steps to get rid of this problem.

Delete Users Accounts

Android provides a simple way to delete user accounts from your device. This is useful if your phone is automatically duplicating apps and you want to get rid of it or want to free up some storage space. To delete a user account, follow these steps:

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1. Go to Settings and select “Users & Accounts”.

2. Select multiple users

3. Tap the settings icon located on the right of the user ” Account”.

3. Tap on Delete and Confirm that you want to delete the account by tapping “Remove Account” again.

4. The account will now be deleted from your device.

Turn off auto Backup

For most Android devices, turning off auto backup is a simple matter of going into the Settings menu and selecting the appropriate option. However, the exact steps can vary depending on your device and Android version. Generally, you’ll need to open the Settings app and go to the Backup & reset menu. From there, you should see an option to turn off auto backup. If you don’t see this option, you may need to select a different menu, such as Accounts & sync. Once you’ve found the correct setting, simply toggle the switch to the off position.

iPhone: Go to Settings on your iPhone. Tap on your Apple ID banner at the top (if you’re not signed in, tap Sign In, and enter your Apple ID and password). Then Tap iCloud. Tap the switch next to iCloud Backup to turn it off.

It’s important to note that turning off iCloud Backup will delete all backups for that device from iCloud, as well as any documents stored in iCloud Drive and all of your photos stored in iCloud Photos.

Uninstall Any Malicious App

Android: If you have installed a malicious app on your Android device, it is possible that it will create duplicate copies of itself. you will need to uninstall it as soon as possible. The best way to do this is through the settings menu. First, go to the setting application management and find the app you want to uninstall. Once you have found the app, tap on it and then tap on the “uninstall” button. Confirm the uninstall by tapping on “OK”. The app will be removed from your device and you will no longer see duplicate copies of that app.

iPhone: Simply press and hold the app icon until all of the icons start to shake. Once they are shaking, you will see a small “x” appear in the corner of each app. To delete the app, simply tap the “x” and confirm that you want to delete the app. The app then will be deleted from your iPhone.

How To Create Duplicate Apps Icons On Phone?

iPhone: Most people are familiar with the process of creating duplicate icons for their apps on their iPhones. However, what many don’t know is that the new “Focus” feature in iOS 15 allows for even easier duplication of app icons. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to take advantage of this new feature.

To start, simply long-press on an app icon from your app library. The moment an app starts shaking. Drag and drop the app on your home main screen a new app icon will appear on your home screen with the same name and app icon as the original. You can create multiple icons by dragging and dropping the app on your home main screen.

Android: To create duplicate icons for your Android apps, simply drag and drop the app from your app drawer onto your home screen. This will create a copy of the app icon on your home screen. This can be useful if you want to create shortcuts to your most used apps, or if you want to make it easier to find a particular app on your device.

How To Change Duplicate App Icon And Name On Phone?

Android: If you’re looking to get rid of some of the clutter on your android device, you may be wondering how to change duplicate app icons and names on your phone. The good news is that there’s a quick and easy way to do this.

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With the help of an app called Quick Shortcut Maker, you can easily change the icon and name of any duplicate apps on your phone. Simply open the app and select the app you want to modify. From there, you can change the icon and name to whatever you like. Once you’re finished, simply tap the “Create” button and your changes will be applied.

If you’re tired of looking at a screen full of identical apps, changing the duplicate app icon and name is a great way to clean things up. Quick Shortcut Maker makes it easy to do, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try.

iPhone: To change the icon and name of an app on your iPhone, you’ll need to use the Shortcuts app. This app allows you to create custom shortcuts for various tasks on your iPhone.

To change the icon and name of an app:

  1. Open the Shortcuts app and tap the + button to create a new shortcut.
  2. Tap the Add Action button.
  3. Search for the open app and click on it.
  4. You can now select which app will be triggered.
  5. Now click on the three dots in the upper right corner
  6. Tap on Add to the home screen.
  7. Enter the new name for the app in the Name field.
  8. To change the icon of the duplicate app, tap the Green icon.
  9. Add it and done the icon and name will be changed


If you have more than one app on your phone with the same name, it could be possible that the app is the same. As the name is not enough, you can also check the icon and see if the app has the same name and icon. If you notice any of the above, it may be a good idea to remove the duplicate app and replace it with the correct one.

Duplicate apps can be annoying, but there are a few things mentioned above you can do to avoid them in the first place. Other things you can do to avoid duplicate apps include making sure you only install apps from the same source. This is important because most duplicate apps are created by copying and pasting the same code over and over again.

Now you know why your phone has duplicate apps and how to get rid of them. But if you still need help you can ask for free help by contacting me on the contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Can Samsung phones have the same app twice? 

A. Yes, Samsung phone users can have the same app twice on their devices. This is possible by creating a clone of the app using a third-party app cloning tool. There are many benefits of cloning an app, such as being able to use two accounts for the app or having a backup in case the original app is deleted. Cloning an app is a simple process and only takes a few minutes to do.

Q. How many mobile apps does my phone have?

A. There’s no easy answer to the question of how many mobile apps your phone has. It depends on the make and model of your phone, as well as the operating system it uses. In general, however, most phones come with a handful of pre-installed apps, and you can usually download additional apps from an app store.

If you’re not sure how many apps you have on your phone, there are a few ways to find out., for example, you can view your list of installed apps by opening the App Store app and tapping the “Updates” tab. On an Android phone, you can open the Google Play Store app and tap the “My apps & games” tab.

Q. How can I use one app twice on Android?

A. Most Android devices come with a feature called ‘Multi Window Mode’ that allows you to run two apps side-by-side. This mode is particularly useful if you want to use the app for two different purposes. For example, you could one a small window for reference while you work on something else in a larger window. To use Multi Window Mode, simply open the first app you want to use, then long-press the Recent Apps button. This will bring up a list of all your recently used apps; from here, simply select the second app you want to use. The two apps will then be displayed side-by-side. You can adjust the size of each window by dragging the dividing between them. If you want to exit Multi Window Mode, simply long-press the Recent Apps button again and select the ‘Close all’ option.