How to Find Missing Safari Icon On iPhone or iPad

When you want to search for anything from safari browser and safari browser icon is missing. This issue  makes users frustrating. This article discusses to resolve this issue.

Missing Safari Icon On iPhone

Sometimes safari icon is hidden on the home screen or sometimes it is hidden on the folders. Sometimes users wonder whether safari app is deleted by them or someone else deletes it. Good thing is Apple does not allow users to delete its native apps and safari is including in its native apps.

How to Find Missing Safari Icon On iPhone or iPad

1. Check All Home Screens & Folders

This is the first method to check for the safari icon. Check your home screen carefully on your iPhone and make sure that safari is not hidden in any folder.

2. Search Safari Browser On Your iPhone

Then follow the steps below to find the missing safari app icon.

Step-1

Firstly, swipe right on the screen and go to the search bar.

Step-2
Then type safari in the search bar. Then the safari icon will show up in the search results. If a safari is hidden in any folder then the folder will show up in the search bar.

3. Disable Restrictions on Safari App

Sometimes users mistakenly put restrictions on safari app. However, sometimes users put these restrictions to prevent their kids from accessing the internet on the iPhone.

Step-1

Go to settings > scroll down to screen time.

Step-2
Then tab on content and privacy restrictions from the time screen.

Step-3
Then enter your screen time passcode.

Step-4
Then tap on allowed apps on the content & privacy restriction screen.

Step-5
Then allowed app screen will show to you, then toggle ON the camera option.

If you forget your screen time passcode then you can factory reset your iPhone using iTunes.

4. Reset Home Screen

This method reset the home screen on your iPhone or iPad. Follow the steps below to manage the home screen and all the applications in their default positions.

Step-1

Go to settings and then tap on general > reset.

Step-2
Then reset screen will show to you, tap on reset home screen layout option. then all applications on your phone set to their default positions including safari.

5. Restore iPhone Using iTunes

If you forget the time screen passcode you will not be able to restore the safari app icon on your iPhone. Then you can only restore your phone to factory settings by using iTunes.

Step-1

Firstly, connect your iPhone to the USB port of your PC.

Step-2
Then start iTunes on your PC by clicking on iTunes app.

Step-3
Then click on the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes.

Step-4
Then click on the summary option from the left sidebar menu and then click on the restore iPhone.

Step-5
Finally, safari icon is back on your iPhone screen.

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