Tabs and Views

I can’t seem to get a view to show unless it is also a tab. I believe this has to do bc of the nested tabs in the app.js file. Can someone help?

More specifically. I have a tab called settings. In settings, I have a list, including profile, contacts, issues, and trends. I cannot get to any of these four on the list unless I put it into the tab.

Hope my questions is clear, but feel free to ask clarifying questions!

Thanks in advance for any help/insights!