When you find the App Store icon missing from your iPhone, it becomes difficult to download or purchase any app. Maybe you have restricted its use or changed the icon settings. Whatever the case is, this tutorial will help you fix the problem and restore the missing App Store icon.
How to restore the missing App Store icon on iPhone?
Before proceeding further, make sure the icon is not in a folder. Check the Home screen and every folder. This is because, sometimes, the icon unknowingly gets attached to a folder. As such, you’ll need to open each app one at a time to see if the icon is hidden there. When found, just drag it out and place it on the Home Screen. If these tricks don’t help in restoring the missing App Store icon, do the following.
- Open iPhone/iPad Settings.
- Scroll down to the Screen Time option.
- Locate the Content & Privacy Restrictions menu.
- Expand the menu and go to iTunes and App Store Purchases.
- Choose the Installing Apps option.
- Enable the option.
If some restrictions are configured on your device then, chances are the App Store icon will not show on your home screen. To fix this issue, keep reading.
How do I get App Store icon back on my iPhone?
Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.
From the list of options displayed, select Screen Time. The app helps you better understand the usage of your mobile phones.
Locate Content & Privacy Restriction option.
When found, enable the option. If prompted for a code, enter your Restrictions passcode. After you confirm your passcode, you’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID and password. Enter it and proceed further.
Now tap on iTunes & App Store Purchases.
In the next screen that appears, select Installing Apps Here, and make sure the toggle for installing Apps is set to ‘Allow’.
Once, you have completed the above steps, the App Store missing on your iPhone should reappear on your iPhone Home Screen.