Are the icons on the Home screen of your Apple iPhone or iPad a mess? Are some icons missing? Well, if you wish you could start over again, you can do so by changing one simple setting.
Reset the icons on your iPhone or iPad by following these steps:
- Open “Settings“.
- Select “General“.
- Tap “Reset“.
- Select “Reset Home Screen Layout“.
- A notice will appear. Tap “Reset Home Screen Layout” again to confirm your selection.
Now the icons on your home screen will be reset to their default spots.
I did these steps, but I still have some missing icons?
Try swiping all the way left and search for the app. It might be hidden in a folder. Otherwise, check to see if the app is restricted under one of the following settings depending on the version of iOS you are running:
- “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions” > “Allowed Apps“.
- “Settings” > “General” > “Restrictions“. Sometimes if an app is set to be restricted, the app icon will not appear anywhere.
Will I lose all of the folders I have created if I reset my Home icons?
Yes. Any changes to folders and any icon arrangement you have set will be reset.
Pat Johnson (Shipley) says
I have lost my Facebook page and icon. How do I get it back? I cannot go into my webpage to see any of my Facebook friends. Please help me. Thank you.
Leslie gardner says
Resetting did not retrieve lost icon .. can I retire to before I lost it?
Jim McManus says
Reset Home Screen Layout was worked for me
Derry Tew says
I cannot do any for mentioned as have No System Icon to start anything.
My iPad home screen battery charging symbol or icon is missing it still charging only if i turn off main button if I shut it off the screen it won’t charge. What would be the fix can you help with this problem?. Thanks
No, i dont want to reset back to the dawn of time on my iphone, i just want my Facebook icon back. Please advise.
Dwight nobles says
My iPad opens to safari and I can’t find the finder app