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Why can't I locate the icon for an installed app on my iPad?


iMore Question

AppStore seems to think the app is installed, but I can't find it anywhere on my iPad. It launches.


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
Try any or all of the following:

1. Check all of your folders for the app
2. Use the Spotlight search option to locate the app.
3. Reboot your device to see if the app's icon re-appears.
4. Go to Settings → General → Reset, and then select "Reset Home Screen Layout".

Rob Phillips

iPhone X & Apple TV Champion, Moderator
May 1, 2012
Spotlight Search FTW. I have a ton of apps in a bunch of different folders and it's often much easier just to swipe downward from the middle of my homescreen and type in the name of the app. Siri is great at opening apps too!