Is the Safari icon missing from the Home screen of your Apple iPhone or iPad? Here are some things to check.
Check between each Home screens. Flick back and forth between screens and ensure that the Safari icon isn’t on a different screen or hidden in a folder.
You can also swipe all the way over to the left on the Home screen to search for “Safari” to see if it appears.
Reset Home Screen
If you cannot find the icon, you may want to reset the Home screen by going to “Settings” > “Reset” > “Reset Home Screen Layout“. This will reset all icons to their factory default positions on the Home screen.
This is the most common issue. A restriction setting can hide the Safari icon. Check under “Settings” > “General“ > “Restrictions“. Make sure “Safari” is set to “On” (green).
If none of the above works. It’s time to try a Restore with these steps:
- Connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes.
- Select your device on the left pane under “Devices“.
- Select “Summary“.
- Select “Restore“.
Hopefully after trying these steps your Safari icon will be restored to the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
If you still cannot find the icon and you received your device from a corporate or school environment, you may have software installed on the device that locks Safari down and prevents it from being used. Contact the IT department for your organization for help.