Camera Icon Missing on iPhone or iPad: How to Fix

Issues and Apple’s iOS updates go hand in hand. With the release of every new iOS, Apple users have experienced some glitches on their iPhone and iPad. There are quite a few users, who have unwittingly disabled Camera app from the Screen Time app. And that’s why the camera is missing from iPhone Home Screen. If you have done this by mistake, let’s fix it:

Camera Missing on iPhone and iPad – How to Fix

Enable iPhone Camera from Screen Time Settings

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Screen Time (Enter screen time passcode if asked.)

Step #3. Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Tap on Settings then Screen Time the Contents on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Allowed Apps.

Step #5. Now toggle Camera app ON from the list of apps.

iPhone Camera Missing

Now go to the Home screen and check whether or not you can see Camera app. Experts are not able to find any solid reason behind this glitch.

If the above method doesn’t work, you can two more options to follow.

Reset Home Screen Layout

There is another mistake users normally commit involuntarily; they put apps in a single folder and then forget which apps are in which folder. If you have done such a slip-up, you should go for resetting the home screen layout.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

open settings and tap then on general on iphone

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Tap on Reset on iPhone

You will find many Reset options.

Step #3. Tap on the second last option of “Reset Home Screen Layout”.

A menu will swipe up from the bottom asking you: Reset Home Screen.

Step #4. Tap on Reset Home Screen.

Tap on Reset Home Screen Layout on iPhone

This action will reset your home screen layout to factory defaults. Now go back to the Home screen of your iPhone and check the Camera app.

Backup and Restore your iPhone

Camera app still missing? As a last resort, either you can backup and restore your iPhone, or take it to Apple center. Sometimes, hardware issues also play culprit in such cases. In this situation, you should better go to Apple Store or contact the Apple Support line.

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5 comments
  1. I cannot thank you guys enough! I’m not great with the iPhone to begin with and have no idea why the camera disappeared. The second option of resetting the Home Screen worked perfectly. I am just so relieved. You can be sure I will bookmark your site for future problems! 🙄

  2. Thank you! For a long time I kept turning on my camera by accident. Then the camera icon disappeared completely. After a few days, I turned my camera on by accident twice, which sent me to your blog. The second option worked, and now I have a go-to site for the next time my iPhone goes wonky. Thanks!

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