How to Get Phone Icon Back on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to get the phone icon back on your iPhone. Losing the phone icon can be frustrating as it is one of the most essential and frequently used applications on your device. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to restore it.

Restart Your Device

Before trying any troubleshooting steps, it’s always a good idea to restart your iPhone. Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve minor software glitches and bring back missing icons.

Reset Home Screen Layout

If restarting your device didn’t solve the issue, let’s try resetting the home screen layout. This won’t delete any of your data or apps but will simply rearrange your home screen icons to their default positions.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General”.
  3. Scroll down again and tap on “Reset”.
  4. Select “Reset Home Screen Layout”.
  5. You will be prompted to confirm your action; tap on “Reset Home Screen” to proceed.

Note:

This step will reset the layout of all the apps on your home screen, so make sure you remember how you had organized them before proceeding.

Search for Phone App

If resetting the home screen layout didn’t work, it’s possible that the phone app is simply misplaced or moved to another folder. Let’s search for it using Spotlight Search:

  • Swipe down from the middle of your home screen to open Spotlight Search.
  • Type “Phone” in the search bar at the top.
  • If the phone app appears in the search results, simply tap on it to open.
  • If you find the phone app in another folder, press and hold on it until all the icons start jiggling, then drag it back to the desired location on your home screen.

Reset Home Screen Icon Layout

If none of the above methods worked for you, we can try resetting the home screen icon layout. This step will reset all your home screen icons to their default positions.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Note:

Remember that this step will reset the layout of all your home screen icons, so make sure you remember how you had organized them before proceeding.

We hope one of these methods helped you get back the phone icon on your iPhone. If none of them worked, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support for further assistance. They will guide you through advanced troubleshooting steps based on your specific device model and iOS version.

Remember, having easy access to the phone app is crucial for making calls and staying connected with others, so it’s worth taking a few minutes to try these fixes before seeking professional help.

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