How to Fix App Store Missing from iPad/iPhone

The guide talks about how to fix App Store missing from iPad or iPhone. If your App Store disappeared from iPhone/iPad, read the post to get some possible solutions.

By iMobie | Posted: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 27, 2018
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App store icon disappeared from iPad! I went to browse some apps earlier, and realized that the App Store icon is completely gone from the iPad. I even tried the spotlight search, but no luck… Anybody knows what I can do?

– A Question from iPad User

In the following post, we introduce 3 quick tips for you to fix App Store missing from iPad or iPhone. Read on to know how to make it.

How to Fix App Store Missing from iPad/iPhone

Tip 1. Make sure the icon is not in a folder. Check every Home screen and every folder. Also use search to see if you can find it. From the Home screen, swipe all the way to the left screen, then search for “App Store” to see if it appears.

Tip 2. Check Restrictions: Go to Settings > General > Restrictions to enter Restrictions passcode. Make sure you have turned on Installing Apps option.

Tip 3. Reset Home Screen Layout: Go to Settings > General and scroll to Reset and click on Reset Home Screen Layout.

Tip 4. Reset All Settings: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings and confirm. After restarting iPhone or iPad, search for the App Store.

Tip 5. It’s always advisable to keep iOS device updated to ensure it’s more secure and able to run smoothly. On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update to update your iPhone or iPad.

Many reasons might cause data like photos, messages, contacts, notes, call logs, etc. missing from your iPhone or iPad. For example, a failed iOS upgrade or restore, or even mistaken deletions. Thus, you may need a professional iOS data recovery tool to help you recover lost files on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 or iPad.

PhoneRescue for iOS is the one we would like to recommend to you. It enables you to preview all files on iPhone iPad before retrieving, and then you can selectively choose what you want to recover. This way will avoid a whole restore of your iPhone or iPad from the iTunes or iCloud backup, that is to say, all current data’s safety on iDevice will be ensured.

Detailed Steps to How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 or iPad

Step 1 Go to the PhoneRescue download page to get PhoneRescue for iOS installed. Launch PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode and click Scan button on the bottom-right corner.

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad – Step 1

Step 2 Check the file categories you want to recover > Click OK button to scan the deleted files. By default, all categories will be selected. You can uncheck Select All option and then choose the data based on your needs.

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the files you prefer > Click To Computer button or To Devicebutton to recover your deleted files now.

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad - Step 3

How to Recover Lost Files on iPhone/iPad – Step 3

The Bottom Line

PhoneResuce for iOS offer you 3 options to recover lost or deleted files. You can retrieve files directly from iOS device, PhoneRescue for iOS also enables you to access your iTunes/iCloud backup without many limitations, and selectively choose lost or deleted files to recover. All retrieved data is in totally readable format. Get PhoneRescue for iOS to explore more.


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