iPhone/iPad: Camera Icon Missing From Home Screen
Posted on August 5, 2018 by Mitch Bartlett 16 Comments
Is your camera icon missing from the Home screen of your Apple iPhone or iPad? It’s a very common problem. Here are some things to try to help you find the missing Camera icon.
Fix 1 – Check Restrictions
- Open “Settings“.
- In iOS12 and higher choose “Screen Time” > “Content Privacy & Restrictions” > “Allowed Apps“. In iOS 11 and lower, choose “General” > “Restrictions“.
- Make sure the “Camera” isn’t restricted. It should be set to “On“.
If you get prompted for a password when you select Restrictions and are not sure what the password is, you’re not along. This often happens without everybody who uses the iPhone or iPad knowing. Perhaps a kid got to tinkering with the device. Check with family members or anybody who had access to the device to see if they know the password.
Fix 2 – Check All Home Screens
Swipe back and forth between Home screens to make sure the icon is not on a different one. Some users may forget that you have multiple Home screens.
Fix 3 – Use Search
- From the Home screen, swipe all the way left.
- Type “Camera” in the “Search” field. The “Camera” option should be displayed where you can tap it.
Fix 4 – Check All Folders
Check every app folder to see if the Camera icon is hiding there.
Is the Camera icon still missing from your iPhone or iPad home screen? Well, these next suggestions may be a bit extreme, but if you really need the Camera app, you may want to go ahead and try them in the following order.