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Mail Icon Missing on iPhone? Find it Back

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-10-27 / Update for  iPhone Fix

iPhone Mail app lets you link all your important email accounts in one place. You can check and reply your daily emails easily and quickly. However, sometimes users face the problem of Mail icon missing on iPhone. They cannot find the Mail app on their devices anywhere. Are you the one who is facing the same trouble? If yes, check the possible reasons and practicle solutions below.

Part 1: Why Mail Disappeared from iPhone

There are several reasons of Mail app disappeared from iPhones. The first reason is that you have accidentally removed the mail icon from your home screen to App Library while organizing the apps. And the second cause could be that you have deleted the app mistakenly. In other cases, there might be an additional setting, a system problem, etc on your iPhone.

Part 2: How to Find Back Mail App Disappeared from iPhone

If your iPhone mail app is disppeared, don't worry. The following will show you what to do when the Mail app is missing from your iPhone, and how to find it back.

Related Read: Fix emails disppeared from Mail on iPhone

1. Add App from App Library to Home Screen

App Library keeps your apps organized by making categories like social, entertainment, and suggestions. When you remove Mail app from home screen, it will be hidden in App Library. Although the app is still kept on your iPhone, you cannot see the app icon on the home screen. If this is your case, follow these steps and learn how to add the Mail app back to the home screen.

  • On the home screen, swipe left to get to App Library.
  • Type Mail in the search field or find Mail app by yourself.
  • Press and hold the app icon, and then tap Add to Home Screen from the menu.

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  • The app will then appear on the home screen and also in the library.

2. Reinstall Mail App from App Store

Find iPhone Mail missing? Check if you have mistakenly deleted the Apple Mail app. Besides, the Offload Unused Apps feature in Settings can also remove the app but keep the data on your iPhone. Whether you delete or offload the app in Settings, here are the steps to reinstall the mail app to get it back.

  • Search Mail in App Store and tap on the iCloud icon to download the Mail app again.

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  • Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Scroll down to find Mail. Then tap on Reinstall Now if the app has been offloaded.

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3. Check Content & Restrictions in Screen Time

Simply reinstalling or removing from App library may not solve the problem. If you are still worried about the email app disappearing from your iPhone, then check the contents and restrictions in Screen Time where you have placed controls and limits of the Mail app. It is easy to change and get the email icon back here.

  • Open Settings > Screen Time. Go to Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps.
  • Tap on the toggle of Mail app to turn it on.

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  • Go back to your home screen. You can see your mail icon on the home screen once again.

4. Fix Mail App Not Working with ReiBoot

Have you tried all tips but could not find the Mail app back? Many users reported the issue of Mail app not working on iPhones due to update or system problems. We mostly use Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix such problems after a simple restart does not work.

  • Download and run ReiBoot on your computer. Connect your iPhone to it and click Start to start directly.

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  • To avoid data loss, firstly select Standard Repair that fixes most problems.

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  • The click on Download to download the latest firmware package, which means your iPhone will be updated to the latest iOS version.

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  • Click on Start Standard Repair after the firmware package has been downloaded, and the iPhone repairing process will get started.

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  • In a few minutes, the repairing process will be completed, and Mail app along with other apps will work well now.

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So now, you can easily get back your Mail app. These four ways are proved helpful in finding Mail icon missing on iPhone, especially the final solution. Tenorshare ReiBoot provides the best solution for any problems cause by iOS system issues.