How to get message icon back on iPhone 8

Missing a phone icon on your iPhone home screen?

11 years ago
How to get message icon back on iPhone 8

Someone just brought an iPhone to me which was missing an icon for the phone on the home screen! Now obviously this reduces the functionality of the device as a phone somewhat!

Turns out theres an easy fix though:

Go into Settings, General, then Reset Home Screen Layout

You should now have a working phone icon again!

Update: Several reports suggest checking Settings, General, Restrictions as this may also disable the phone icon. More details on restrictions here:

Update 2: Another tip reported double tap the home button and look for the icon in the tray at the bottom of the screen. You can then drag it back from there.

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Tags: Iphone
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