App Store Icon Missing on iPhone and iPad? Try Out These Tips to Get It Back

App Store missing on your iPhone and iPad? Check out these tricks to get it back.

Last day, I found App Store Icon missing on my iPhone. At first, I couldn’t believe what was happening on my iOS device. But just when I was about to unleash my anger, I thought of trying to try out some tricks.

Luckily those tricks paid off for me. In my case, the villain was none other than one of my favorite iOS features “Restrictions” aka “Parental Controls.” If you have also run into this same issue and don’t see App Store on your device, try out the below-mentioned tricks to get it back.

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App Store Missing on iPhone or iPad

How to Fix App Store Icon Missing on iPhone and iPad

While using your iPhone, you may have accidentally restricted the access to App Store on your device. So, first ensure, the app is not bound by Restrictions.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 8-8-Plus-7-7-Plus

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Step #2. Now, tap on Restrictions.

Tap on Restrictions in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Next, you have to enter your Restrictions passcode.

Enter Restrictions Passcode on iPhone or iPad

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Step #4. Now, make sure the switch next to Installing Apps is ON. If in case, it’s Off turn in On.

App Store Missing on iPhone or iPad Fix

Reset Home Screen Layout

In case you hadn’t restricted App Store and still, it’s not available on your device, try resetting Home Screen Layout.

On your iDevice, Go to Settings → General → scroll down and tap on Reset → Reset Home Screen Layout.

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Reset iPhone Home Screen

Reset All Settings

If no luck yet, try resetting iPhone/iPad to factory default. One thing you should know that it will remove all the login details, and Wi-Fi passwords but your data, as well as media, will remain safe.

Open Settings app on your iOS device → General → Reset → tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8

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Once your device has restarted, search for the App Store. It would most likely return to your device.

Software Update

In most cases, you may not have to come this far. But just in case you haven’t got success as yet, update your device to the latest iOS version.

Besides, it’s always advisable to keep iOS device updated to ensure it’s more secure and able to run smoothly.

Open Settings app → General → Software Update.

Update iOS on iPhone X, iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

That’s it!

Which one of the tricks mentioned above worked for you?

Hopefully, you’ve got the better of the issue. Let us know the solution that clicked for you.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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