8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2008 9:34 AM by Jim VanLeeuwen
jmy2469 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
While deleting some apps that I was not using, I deleted the Safari Icon by mistake. How do I get this back on my Iphone? I know people have said its not possible,but I did do it,its gone.
  • 1. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    agent_s87 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    it can't be gone!!
    maybe u moved it to another "space" by mistake!!
    on the home screen flick with ur finger to the left and check if it is there!!
    it cannot be deleted nor removed!!
    other wise try a restore!!
  • 2. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    OneOrangeTree Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    Safari can not be deleted from the iPhone. There are two possibilities

    1. You moved it to another space. Use your finger and swipe! that should change the space. Sometimes IconServices or other background services may cause the icon not to appear so restart the phone before you restore!



    2. You are an advance user and jailbroke your iPhone and using 3rd party un official tools, you were able to delete Safari. If this is the case then you'll need to speak to people in that community for support on how to get Safari back. If you did Jailbreak your phone then it is possible that a simple restore will not be able to fix your problem because a restore may end up bricking your device.
  • 3. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    jmy2469 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Phone is not jailbroken. I have only 1 page of Apps.
  • 4. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    DaVBMan Level 6 Level 6 (9,265 points)
    As mentioned, the only two ways it can be deleted (baring a software bug which could be a 3rd) is either you just moved it, or your phone is jailbroken as the default iPhone apps don't have delete options on them, only 3rd party installed apps.

    So if it was just a software bug. Use the Restore option in iTunes to reload the OS to your phone.
  • 5. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    NeuroKinetic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You either moved the icon to another space on the iPhone, so you can flick to see if that fixed it- Or go to "Settings, General, Restrictions" and see if that's turned on... If it is, make sure "Safari" is enabled.

    Your iTunes should actually have a backup so when you re-sync it should add the software back to the phone... But if those don't work and you did Hijack the iPhone you may to have to try some Google searches or go back to those forums for extra details.

    Like One Orange Tree said, if you do that with the phone while it's Jail-broken then you may actually brick the phone rendering it useless.
  • 6. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    Tbo6652 Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
    restoring it should bring it back...if it is really gone
  • 7. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    Paul Don Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
    Hello, before you try a restore, perhaps try Resetting the home screen layout. Settings - General - Reset - Reset Home Screen Layout. This will reset the icons to their factory default positions.
    Hope this helps.
  • 8. Re: Deleted Safari Icon by mistake
    Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    If parental restrictions are enabled for Safari, "Safari is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. You cannot browse the web or access web clips." http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf Page 107.

    Check Setting->General->Restrictions.