How to Unhide Apps on iPhone – How-To Geek

The process of unhiding apps on an iPhone involves reversing the steps you took to hide them. Please note that iOS updates and changes might have occurred since then, so the steps could be slightly different depending on your iOS version. Here’s the general process:

  1. Search for the App: If you know the name of the app you hid, you can use the Spotlight Search to find it quickly. Swipe down on the home screen or go to any home screen and swipe down in the middle of the screen to access the search bar. Type the name of the app you want to unhide.
  2. Check Folders: If the app was in a folder when you hid it, check inside all folders to see if the app is still there. If you find it, simply tap and hold the app icon to enter jiggle mode.
  3. Exit Jiggle Mode: If you found the app icon in a folder or on any home screen, and it’s in jiggle mode (shaking), tap anywhere outside the folder or press the home button (for iPhones with a physical home button) to exit jiggle mode.
  4. Reset Home Screen Layout: If the app is still not visible, it’s possible that the app icon might have been moved to another screen or hidden within a folder that you forgot about. You can reset the home screen layout to return all app icons to their original positions:
    • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
    • Scroll down and tap on “General.”
    • Scroll down again and select “Reset.”
    • Tap on “Reset Home Screen Layout.”
    • Confirm the action, and the home screen layout will be reset to default.
  5. Check Restrictions (if applicable): If you still can’t find the app, it’s possible that the app is hidden due to restrictions set on your device. To check and modify restrictions:
    • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
    • Tap on “Screen Time.”
    • If enabled, tap on “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
    • Enter your passcode if prompted.
    • Look for the “Allowed Apps” section and ensure that the app you’re trying to unhide is allowed.

Please remember that the steps might differ slightly based on your iOS version. If you’re using a newer version of iOS, you may find additional options or changes in the settings. Always refer to official Apple documentation or updated guides for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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