10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2011 7:56 PM by EBSkater
Frank Milano Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
I accidentally trashed the iPod icon that was in the home page dock, at the bottom of the home screen. Anyone know how to get it back? THANKS!

iMac 1.25 GHz Power PC G4 1.25 GB SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Macbook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Restore from iTunes.
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    red555 wrote:
    Restore from iTunes.

    Restore is NOT the answer for everything.

    You canNOT remove the iPod app from the iPhone. How did you remove it? Did you open up the multitasking bar and hold it, then tap the red "Minus" sign, or what? Please give details.
  • eaglesflight1258 Level 3 Level 3 (865 points)
    Check your folders and additional home screens. It is quite possible you have over-looked the icon. If it is not among your home screens or folders, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. Also, if you have iOS4 on a compatible device, can you access your iPod controls/icon by double-tapping the home button to bring up the multitasking bar and scrolling left? If it does not re-appear, then try a restore.
  • Kallidoan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    There are some apps you can't delete. This is one of them.
  • Frank Milano Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    I'm not sure. I was creating folders and getting used to running several apps at one time. I remember being in the multitasking bar and closing the running apps with the red minus, but am just not sure exactly when or how I lost it. It's not in the folders I created.

    And whoever deleted the post by the rude "Medic76", thank you!
  • Frank Milano Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout

    THANK YOU! Worked 1st time!
  • cshorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My child deleted my ipod and safari app icons from the dock on my iphone 4. I can still access them from the search... but they are not present on any other screens to be able to move them back to the dock. The apps are also not visible from within the iTunes app view to place back on the dock.

    Restoring from the last backup of the iphone didn't help. Resetting the home screen layout brings the ipod and safari icons back to the dock... but then removes all my application groups and alphabetically sorts all apps (which would take an hour to try to get back into groups).

    I then applied my previously saved layout (groups of apps) from within iTunes and it removed the iPod and Safari apps again from the dock. Does anyone know how to get the ipod and safari icons back without losing all the groupings and placement of your other apps?

    Apple needs to work this out so that the built in app icons can't be deleted from the screen... or at least are retrievable from somewhere.
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    cshorne wrote:
    Apple needs to work this out so that the built in app icons can't be deleted from the screen... or at least are retrievable from somewhere.


    They did.
    1) You canNOT delete the predefined apps.
    2) In the restrictions, you can disable the deletion of ALL apps, third party.

    People who buy iPhones need to learn how to actually use their phone, and LOOK FOR the settings that they complain that Apple needs to implement, before complaining.



    You can't delete them, such as the posts above.

    How many pages do you have? If you have 11 pages, it's possible it got pushed into the invisible world, 12 pages and beyond, and you could retrieve it in iTunes.

    I know that to relocate Safari, you can go into the Settings > General > Restrictions, then disable Safari, then re-enable it, and it should show up on the next page with a free space, 2nd page and above.

    As for the iPod, it can't be deleted... :-|
    It's there...somewhere...
  • cshorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You're right... I had looked twice before in the groups... but they are there now in a Misc group. I had 4 pages of apps with multiple groups. Thanks for the prompt to recheck.
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    Good to hear. Always double-check yourself.