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Safari icon can’t be found on iPhone or iPad – Fix

Some of the iOS users experience missing icons of Safari and other apps on their phones or iPads. If you are one of these users and you are wondering what to do, then you are on the right page.

You can try the following steps to ensure that the Safari browser is visible to your iPhone’s home screen.

Suggestions on how to Locate Safari:

1st Solution: Try to locate the Safari icon on other pages or screens.

Check your folders and see whether you have accidentally hidden the icon on one of them. Try to move the screens left and right or front and back in order to check for the Safari icon.

2nd Solution: Home Screen Reset

If you are sure that the Safari icon is really missing, try to do a home screen reset. In order to do this, you can do the following: Go to your iPhone or iPad’s “Settings. Select the “General” tab. Tap the “Reset” button. Select the “Reset Home Screen Layout” option. This will enable you to do a default reset of all the icons that are present in your Home Screen.

3rd Solution: Make sure to check the “Restrictions” Tab

In order to check the “Restrictions” tab, do the following: Go to the “Settings” section of your iPhone. Tap the “General” menu. Select the “Restrictions” tab. Make sure that the “Safari” browser is not restricted by making sure that it is “turned on”.

  1. Restore your iPhone or iPad

If you can’t still see the icon after doing the things above, you can try to do a “Restore”.

In order to do this, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to a Mac computer with the help of a USB cable. Next, you have to install iTunes if it is not already on your iOS device.
  2. Go to the “Devices” section located on the left pane and select your iOS device.
  3. Select the “Summary” button.
  4. Click on the “Restore” button.


After restoring, you should be able to see your Safari browser on the homepage of your iPhone or iPad.


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