1. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Hi all

    I accidentally deleted my contacts button from my iPhone X. Can still access from Siri. When I go to App Store and search contacts it says ‘open’. Can anyone tell me how to get the button back without doing iCloud restore?

    Thank you
    09-17-2019 01:19 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    You can still access contacts from the phone app


    Stay tuned for more advice.
    09-17-2019 01:46 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Looks to me like you didn’t delete it but accidentally moved it somewhere else, perhaps in a folder.
    Look better around on your homescreens and in folders.
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    09-17-2019 01:55 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    You mean this icon:

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    Since that's a system icon, can you actually delete it? You may have just moved it into another folder, as noted above.
    09-17-2019 02:33 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    To verify it’s still on your device pull down for “Search” and since you recently accessed it will show up in the drop menu
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    09-17-2019 02:37 PM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have done this sort of things many times, usually with my settings icon! As @kataran suggested, just do a spotlight, by swiping down from the center of your home screen. A search window will pop up. Type in "contacts", tap the search button, you should find it.

    If you want to read more about how to utilize Sportlight Searches, here's a link to an article here on iMore that will give you all sorts of good information.
    09-17-2019 02:43 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi all

    I accidentally deleted my contacts button from my iPhone X. Can still access from Siri. When I go to App Store and search contacts it says ‘open’. Can anyone tell me how to get the button back without doing iCloud restore?

    Thank you
    Were you able to retrieve the Contacts app?
    09-17-2019 02:44 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    You mean this icon:

    Name:  IMG_8531.jpg
Views: 29
Size:  16.0 KB

    Since that's a system icon, can you actually delete it? You may have just moved it into another folder, as noted above.
    Yes, you can.
    09-17-2019 02:46 PM
  9. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Figured it out. I had to reset homescreen settings and had to redo all my folders. But you can definitely delete the icon even though the app remains
    09-17-2019 03:17 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Figured it out. I had to reset homescreen settings and had to redo all my folders. But you can definitely delete the icon even though the app remains
    Awesome and thank you for the follow-up.
    09-17-2019 03:37 PM
  11. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'm glad you were able to figure it out.
    09-18-2019 10:39 AM

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