How to Get the Safari Icon Back on Your iPhone

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Safari is the pre-installed web browser on Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads. The Safari icon is a key part of the user experience, allowing easy access to the web browsing app. Unfortunately, it’s possible for the Safari icon to disappear from your iPhone or iPad’s Home Screen. If this has happened to you, don’t worry; it’s easy to get it back in a few simple steps.

To begin, open the App Store app on your device and search for “Safari”. Once you’ve located the app in the search results, download it and wait for it to install. After installation is complete, press and hold down any app icon on your Home Screen until all of them start to jiggle. Now locate Safari in your list of apps and drag it onto your Home Screen so that its icon becomes visible again.

Once you’re done, press the Home button once more and all of your icons will be back in place. Congratulations! You have successfully restored Safari onto your device’s Home Screen.

If restoring Safari didn’t work, there may be an issue with the operating system on your device. In this case, try restarting or resetting your device by turning it off completely then pressing and holding down both the Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see an Apple logo appear onscreen (this could take up to 10 seconds). Once restarted or reset, check for any available software updates then try installing Safari again as described above.

We hope tese instructions have helped you restore Safari onto your device’s Home Screen so that you can enjoy using it once more!

Bringing Safari Back to the Home Screen

To get Safari back onto your home screen, you’ll need to press and hold the Safari app icon until you can add it back to the home screen. Or, you can open the App Library by swiping left on your home screen, long-tap the Safari icon, and select “Add to Home Screen”. Once you’ve done eiter of these two steps, drag and place the Safari app in your desired location on the home screen or dock as desired.

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Restoring the Safari Icon on an iPhone

To put the Safari icon back on your iPhone, you can reset the Home Screen layout. To do this, go to your iPhone’s Settings, then select General and choose Reset. On the Reset screen, tap on Reset Home Screen Layout. This will restore your Home Screen to its original layout, including the Safari icon. After resetting the Home Screen layout, the Safari icon should be in its usual position on the Home screen of your iPhone.

Safari Icon Disappearance

If your Safari icon has disappeared from your iPhone Home screen, it could be because you have set up restrictions on the Safari App. Restrictions can be used to limit access to web browsing and data usage, either intentionally or accidentally. To check if this is the case, go to Settings and click on Screen Time. You can then adjust any restrictions that may have been imposed, allowing the Safari icon to reappear on your Home screen.

What Happened to My Safari App?

Answer: With the release of iOS 14, your Safari app may have been moved to the App Library. To access it, swipe left past your last home screen and you sould find it there. If you’d like to add it back to your home screen, simply touch and hold the app icon and slide it left back to the home screen.

Troubleshooting Safari Not Showing on iPhone

Safari may not be showing on your iPhone due to a restriction that has been enabled. To check if this is the case, open the Settings app and navigate to either “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions” > “Content Privacy” > “Allowed Apps” (in iOS 12 and higher) or “General” > “Restrictions” (in iOS 11 and lower). If restrictions are enabled, ensure that Safari is set to On. If it is already set to On, then you may need to reset your device or perform a restore from a backup in order to resolve the issue.


The Safari Icon is a recognizable symbol that can be found on Apple devices, and is used to signify the Safari web browser. It features a blue compass that is outlined in white and surrounded by a blue circle. The design has remained consistent sice its introduction in 2003, making it one of the most iconic symbols of the digital age. With its simple yet recognizable design, the Safari Icon continues to be an integral part of Apple’s user interface. It serves as a guide for users navigating their way through the world wide web, providing them with an easy way to access and explore content from any corner of the world.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.