How To Get The Phone Icon Back On Your iPhone: A Quick Guide

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How To Get The Phone Icon Back On Your iPhone

If the phone icon is missing from your iPhone, don’t worry – you can get it back! This quick guide will show you how to do just that. The phone icon is an important part of the iPhone experience, and it’s frustrating when it goes missing. But with a few simple steps, you can have it back where it belongs in no time. So read on for instructions on how to restore the phone icon to your iPhone!

How To Get Phone Icon Back On iPhone

Phone icons are a simple way to see at a glance what is happening on your phone. They disappear by default in iOS 7, so if you want them back, it’s easy enough to get them back without jailbreaking your device.

In order to have access to the iPhone’s native apps menu, you need to first make sure that Date & Time under Location Services is turned on and Set Automatically is selected. Still not working? Turn Wi-Fi on as well!

Follow these steps:

  1. Go into Settings>General>Accessibility (scroll down until you find this option)
  2. Under Accessibility, select Increase Contrast. This will stop the phone from using transparent menus to display icons. If done right, the background should become black.
  3.  Go back to Accessibility and select Reduce White Point. This will make the phone’s screen less bright, thus creating more contrast.
  4. Exit Settings and open Control Center. You should see some new options, including one that brings up the native apps menu! Finally, click on Phone in order to get your phone back!

Now you can just swipe left or right to access your iPhone’s core functions. If you want to get rid of this menu for whatever reason, just follow these steps again but turn off Increase Contrast, Reduce White Point, and then deselect Phone in Control Center.

Reboot your iPhone

Step 1. Power down your iPhone by holding the sleep/wake button on the top of your device, then sliding your finger across the bottom of the screen to shut it off.

Step 2. Once it has powered down, hold the Home Button + Sleep/Wake Button at the same time for 10 seconds until you see an Apple logo again.

Step 3- Done! You have successfully performed a soft reset on iOS 8.  Your device will now reboot and all of your apps will be running as if nothing happened.  Don’t forget to save any work before letting go of those buttons!

How Restore Your Phone To Factory Settings

If the home button on your iPhone begins acting up, you may have to restore your phone to factory settings. Here are 5 steps of what you need to do.


Back up your device  Have all your contacts, photos, notes, and other files on iCloud or through iTunes activated? If not, this would be a great time to back it up! 


Reset All Settings  Go into “Settings” > “General” > “Reset”, then click “Reset All Settings”. 


Restore Factory Settings When prompted to enter the passcode on your device, click Cancel. Go back into “Settings” > General > Reset” and choose “Erase All Content And Settings”. 


Restore from Backup Now, enter your passcode and use iTunes or iCloud to restore the backup you made. However, if it asks for a specific passcode, there may have been a glitch in the process of restoring the settings. 


Restore to Factory Settings If that still doesn’t work, restore your iPhone to factory settings.

Things to know when your phone still isn’t working:

1. Resetting Your Network Settings

Sometimes the problem with your iPhone is actually related to its network settings, which control how you connect to Wi-Fi and cellular data networks (among other things). For instance, if you’ve been having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, then resetting your network settings might solve the problem.

To reset your network settings: Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Network Settings. If you need a more detailed walkthrough on how to do this, check out our step-by-step guide here.

2. Restoring Your iPhone as New

If you’ve been having problems with your iPhone for a while, the chances are that restoring it as new might help. Keep in mind that this erases all of your data, so make sure not to skip backing up first! You can either back up to iCloud or iTunes before continuing. Here’s how:

iTunes: Connect your phone to iTunes on your computer and select “Restore iPhone” in iTunes.

iCloud: Connect your phone to the internet, open the “Find My iPhone” app, select your device at the top of the screen, and tap Erase iPhone. Then follow the instructions on your phone.

3. Resetting All Settings

Sometimes a wonky setting or two can cause trouble for your iPhone—and while we’ve already mentioned how to reset all of your settings, I thought it was worth another mention here because you can do so right from your home screen: Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings. If you need a more detailed walkthrough on how to do this, check out our step-by-step guide here.

4. Asking Siri for Help

Is something up with Siri, Apple’s voice assistant? You can find out by asking her for help! To do this, press and hold the Home button on your iPhone until Siri appears. Then give it a try: “Siri, what’s wrong with my phone?!”

5. Getting Rid of Any Corrupted Data

Sometimes files get corrupted on our iPhones—and when they’re big enough (like SMS messages), they can even cause problems that prevent us from using our phones altogether. The good news is that if you have an iCloud backup, then these corrupted files should be automatically removed when you update to iOS 10. So there are two things to try here: First, update your device to iOS 10: Go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap “Download and Install.” If you need a more detailed walkthrough on how to do this, check out our step-by-step guide here. Second, redownload your iCloud backup: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings, then choose to either just erase your phone or also erase all of your iCloud content. Then re-download your iCloud backup by going back to the same menu where you erased your content, tapping “Restore from Backup,” and selecting the appropriate backup file.


If you’re still having problems getting your phone icon back on your iPhone, or if any of these tips don’t work for you, there are a few other things you can try. First, head to Settings and then General. Tap on Reset and then Reset Home Screen Layout. This will reset your icons to their defaults, including the missing phone icon. If that doesn’t work either, you can try restoring your device using iTunes. Finally, if all else fails, take your device into an Apple Store and have them help you out. Hopefully one of these solutions works for you and you can get your phone icon back on your iPhone in no time!


What do you do if your phone icon disappears?

There are a few things you can do if your phone icon disappears. First, make sure that your phone is turned on and that you’re connected to the network. If your phone is on and you’re connected to the network, try restarting your phone. If that doesn’t work, try removing the battery and then putting it back in. If none of those things work, contact customer service.

How did you lose your phone icon on your iPhone?

You may have lost your phone icon because you moved it to a different page or screen on your iPhone. To find it, open the iPhone’s Settings and select Phone. Under “Phone” you will see “Show My Caller ID.” If this setting is turned off, your phone icon will not appear on the call screen. Toggle this switch to the on position to show your caller ID and the phone icon will reappear.

 If your phone screen is blank, what should you do?

If your phone screen is blank, you should hold the power button down for a few seconds until the phone turns off. After it’s turned off, you should hold the power button down again until the phone turns on. If that doesn’t work, you can try restarting your phone by pressing and holding the home button and the power button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

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