How To Fix App Store Missing from iPhone/ iPad

Imagine that when you wake up in the morning, you suddenly see that the App Store icon has disappeared, which might be pretty shocking for you. Although it can be quite unnerving, fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks that can help get it back. The cause behind the disappearance of the App Store icon might come from an iOS feature called ‘Restrictions’ or ‘Parental Controls.’ If there is the same problem, simply try out one of the tricks we are listing below and then check if it can bring the beloved icon back.

How to bring Missing App Store Icon back on iPhone/ iPad

There is also a chance that while using the iPhone/iPad, you might have accidentally been restricted access to the App Store on your device. The first step you need to do is making sure that the app is not bound by Restrictions. To check it:

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

Step 2: Tap on Restrictions.

Step 3: Next, you need to enter the Restrictions Passcode.

Step 4: Now, make sure that the switch near Installing Apps is enabled. If it is not, then you should make it so.

You can now go to the home screen of your iPhone/iPad and check if the App Store icon is still missing. If you have not yet to see it, then you should try the next solution.

Reset the Home Screen Layout

If you check that App Store hasn’t been restricted, but it still isn’t visible on your iPhone/iPad, then you should try to reset the Home Screen Layout.  To do it, from your Apple device, simply go to Settings -> General, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset -> Reset Home Screen Layout. Once done, check if App Store is missing on iPhone or iPad again. If not, try the next method.

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Reset All Settings on your iPhone/iPad

If none of above methods helps you, then you should reset your Apple device to its factory default settings. The only thing you should note that all the login details will be removed like Wi-Fi passwords.

To do so, simply head to Settings -> General -> Reset and tap on Reset All Settings option and confirm your choice.

Once your device restarts successfully, search for the App Store icon and check if it has returned to your device.

Update Your Device to the Latest Version

In most of the cases, one of the above tips should have worked with you. But if none of them can help, then the last resort is updating your iPhone/iPad to the latest iOS version. Anyways, Apple always encourages you to keep your device updated to the latest iOS build. To do it, just head to Settings -> General and tap on Software Update.

There are possible solutions to fix App Store Missing from your iPhone/ iPad. Please let’s know which method worked for you. If you know other useful tips, share with us in the comment below.