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I accidentally deleted the Messages icon – How do I get it back – Deleted Messages icon on iPhone by mistake

New York Computer Help iPhone experts

We’ve all had the occasional daydream-like moment where we hold down on the iPhone and accidentally delete an app.  Sometimes, we go a step further a mistakenly delete the Messages icon.  Oh no!  I’ve actually seen people go weeks by just searching for their lost Messages icon every time they’d like to send an email  instead of figuring out a way to restore the icon and message.  Pretty ridiculous, but I’ve witnessed this many times.

Here’s how to end the madness and restore your deleted Messages icon:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. General
  3. Reset
  4. Reset Home Screen Layout
  5. App will reappear

That’s it.  The icon for your Messages will reappear on your home screen.  iPhone repair techs and tech experts need not apply here.  And by all means, please do this instead of searching feverishly every time you’d like to find your Messages.

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2 thoughts on “I accidentally deleted the Messages icon – How do I get it back – Deleted Messages icon on iPhone by mistake”

  1. Lesley Bowerman

    What about the messages icon on my iPad? Will it also reappear if I follow this instruction?

  2. Lesley Bowerman

    What about the messages icon on my iPad? Will it also reappear if I follow this instruction?

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