Camera Icon Missing on iPhone After iOS 9 Update: How to Fix

After iOS updates, many users complain that camera icon missing on their iPhone home screen. If you have faced similar issue, read on and fix the problem.

Issues and Apple’s iOS updates go hand in hand. With the release of every new iOS, Apple users have experienced some glitches in their iOS devices. When Apple released first beta version of iOS 9, users had bad times with battery drain issue.

After installing iOS 9 on their devices, users had also gone through problems like Wi-Fi not working and iCloud backup not working. But there is one more issue users have faced.

Camera Icon Missing on iPhone

For the last couple of days, iPhone users have come up with a fresh problem of Camera app disappearing from the home screen. All of a sudden, people were shocked to know that there is no Camera app on their iPhones.

There are quite a few users, who have unwittingly disabled Camera app from the Restrictions screen. This has stopped Camera app from appearing on Home screen of iPhone. If you have done this by mistake, you can rectify your mistake by following below steps:

Camera Icon Missing in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

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

Tap on Settings Then General on Your iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Restrictions and Enter your iPhone passcode.

Tap on Restrictions and Enter Passcode on iPhone

Step #3. Now toggle Camera app ON from the list of apps.

Toggle ON Camera App in iPhone Restrictions

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 home screen layout.

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

Tap on Settings Then General on Your 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 issue also play culprit in such case. In this situation, you should better go to Apple Store or contact Apple Support line.

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