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Apps icons disappeared

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Trevsta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 12, 2011 10:26 PM
My Apps store and iTunes icons have disappeared, how do I get them back?
Iphone4, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,260 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:58 AM (in response to Trevsta)
    Are they restricted? Settings>General>Restrictions(are yours on?)>iTunes & Installing Apps>Off? If you don't have restrictions on, do this: Settings>General>Reset>Reset Home Screen Layout...see if you see them now.
    MacBook Pro
  • sherrysmith99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:40 PM (in response to wjosten)
    my "settings" icon disappeared today, how to I restore it?
    iphone, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,260 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to sherrysmith99)
    Try resetting your phone:

    Press the sleep/wake button & home button at the same time, keep pressing until you see the Apple logo, then release(ignore the slide to power off, should it appear).
    MacBook Pro
  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:49 PM (in response to sherrysmith99)
    The icons you mention are all iPhone "stock apps" which means the icons can't be deleted. Perhaps you accidentally moved them into a folder, or onto another screen?

    You should still be able to find them using the "search" feature. Hi the "home" button to exit any app you may be running. Hit it again to return to the first page of apps if you are not already there. Now hit it one more time (or swipe left) to take you to the search screen. Now in the bar at the top, you can type "settings" and you should find your settings app listed near the top. Hit the icon there to launch the settings app.
    17" Mac Book Pro (3,1) "HD" Mac OS X 10.6.6, iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1, My other computer is a ThinkPad
  • sherrysmith99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:51 PM (in response to wjosten)
    The apple logo appeared and then after a few seconds the phone came back up but the settings icon did not reappear
    iphone, iOS 4
  • sherrysmith99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:56 PM (in response to GeekBoy.from.Illinois)
    Yes, thank you! I found it, but now how do I get it to appear on my home page as an icon?
    iphone, iOS 4
  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:00 PM (in response to sherrysmith99)
    Well, if you found it in a folder, then you just hold a finger on the icon until is starts to "wiggle" then you can drag it from the folder back to the finder page, then you can drag it from page to page until you get it on the page you want.

    If you found it using the search, it is a little more difficult, as you need to locate teh icon to move it around. I would suggest connecting the iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to search the apps pages & folders on each page until you find it, then move it to where you want it there. After doing that, if you "apply" the settings, it should sync the icon setup back to your iPhone for you.
    17" Mac Book Pro (3,1) "HD" Mac OS X 10.6.6, iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1, My other computer is a ThinkPad
  • sherrysmith99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:22 PM (in response to GeekBoy.from.Illinois)
    I located it in a folder ( I have no idea how I put it in a folder) but from there I was able to put it back to the home page. thanks so much for your help!
    iphone, iOS 4
  • Kevin Dev Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:22 AM (in response to Trevsta)
    Have you been playing around with Settings/General/Restrictions? If Restrictions are enabled the Apps or functions listed need to be turned "On" to show up in the touch's displays. If they are "Off" they will be removed from the menus.
    Inte Core 2 Duo Q8400, Windows 7
  • jodifromtiny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2011 6:03 AM (in response to wjosten)

    Yay! thank you I was freaking out...new phone still learning!

  • phxdame Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to jodifromtiny)

    I have an iPhone 4S and my Contacts icon is missing.  It is not in a folder.  I can pull contacts up through the Phone icon and I can find it when I use the 'search' feature.  There are no active restrictions.  I've reset the phone using the sleep/wake and home buttons.  I've done Settings/General/Reset/Reset Home Screen Layout, too.  Alas, still no Contacts icon.  Suggestions?

  • ilivestrong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to wjosten)

    THANK YOU!! This worked. Seems so simple, but without your tip, I would have had to endure another 30+ min call to my wireless provider tech support team.. I'd rather take a cold shower ! ;) Thanks again

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