How do I restore an icon on my iPhone?

Answered by Willie Powers

Restoring a missing app icon on your iPhone is a relatively simple process. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Start by locating the App Store icon on your iPhone’s home screen. It looks like a blue square with a white letter “A” inside it.

2. Long press on the App Store icon until all the app icons on your home screen start to jiggle. This will activate the edit mode.

3. Tap on the search bar at the top of the App Store screen. It should say “Search” or have a magnifying glass icon next to it.

4. Type the name of the missing app in the search bar. As you type, the search results will start to appear below.

5. Look through the search results for the app you are trying to restore. If you see the app with an “Open” button next to it, it means the app is already installed on your iPhone. Tap on the “Open” button, and the app will launch.

6. If you don’t see the app with an “Open” button, look for the app with a “Get” button next to it, or a cloud icon with a downward arrow. This indicates that the app is not currently installed on your device.

7. Tap on the “Get” button or the cloud icon to download and install the app on your iPhone. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password or use Touch ID/Face ID to confirm the download.

8. Wait for the app to download and install. Once it’s finished, the app icon should appear on your home screen.

9. Exit the edit mode by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom of the screen on iPhone models without a home button.

10. Locate the restored app icon on your home screen and tap on it to launch the app. It should now be fully restored and ready to use.

If you follow these steps, you should be able to restore a missing app icon on your iPhone. Remember to check your app folders or additional home screens if you can’t find the app on your main home screen.