How to Fix Mail App Missing from iPhone Home Screen?

According to some iPhone user feedback, the Mail app is missing from the iPhone’s home screen. So unable to check email, it’s possible that Apple’s Mail app was accidentally deleted. Aside from accidentally deleting the Mail app, it’s also possible that the Home screen layout was messed up or the Mail app was disabled in Screen Time Restrictions and the iPhone home screen was missing the Mail app.

How to Fix the Missing Mail App from the iPhone Home Screen

Next, we will introduce four simple and effective ways to help iPhone users get back their Mail app.

Enable Mail App from Screen Time Limit

Step 1: Open the Settings page.
Step 2: Tap the “Screen Time” option.

Step 3: Tap Content and Privacy Restrictions.

Step 4: Select the Allowed Apps option.
Step 5: Open the Mail app toggle button.
Step 6: Check if the Mail app appears on the iPhone home screen.

Reinstall the Mail app from the app store

If a user accidentally deletes the Mail app from their iPhone, they can reinstall it by following the steps below.

Step 1: Tap the App Store icon on the home screen.
Step 2: The Search tab at the bottom of the TapApp Store window.
Step 3: Search for messages in the search bar at the top
Step 4: All search results will be displayed in the list.
Step 5: Find the Mail app, Tap to download.
Step 6: The Mail app begins to download and install.
Step 7: Once done, check if the Mail app appears on the iPhone home screen.

Reset Home Screen Layout

Maybe it’s because of the cluttered home screen layout that the Mail app isn’t found. So you can reset the home screen layout on your iPhone.

Step 1: Tap the “Settings” icon.
Step 2: Tap the “General” option.
Step 3: Tap the Transfer or Reset iPhone option.
Step 4: Tap the reset option at the bottom.
Step 5: Tap Reset Home Screen Layout in the context menu.
Step 6: Tap to reset the home screen, and confirm.
Step 7: Once done, check to see if the Mail app appears on the iPhone home screen.

Use Spotlight Search to get the Mail app

If the Mail app has just been removed from your iPhone’s home screen, you can open it using Spotlight Search on your iPhone. However, it won’t work if the search for the mail app is disabled. Therefore, we ask you to verify that the Mail application is enabled for search before continuing.

Step 1: Open the Settings page by tapping the Settings icon on the home screen.

Step 2: Now scroll down the Settings page and tap the Mail app in the list of apps.
Step 3: Once open, tap on the “Siri & Search” option under the “Allow Mail Access” section at the top of the page.
Step 4: Now open the Show Apps in Search option by clicking its toggle button as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 5: Once done, go back to your iPhone’s home screen.
Step 6: Swipe down on the empty space at the bottom of the home screen to open Spotlight Search.
Step 7: Once opened, type mail in the search bar.
Step 8: Click on the Mail app in the search results as shown in the screenshot below.

If you are facing this issue, just follow above methods to find the missing mail apps.


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