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Old Nov 24, 2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Red face HELP!! I deleted the PHOTOS icon from my iPhone

using 4.2. Went in to to iTunes to sync the phone thinking the Photos icon would come back and nothing. How can I get my Photos (app) icon back??
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 08:41 PM   #2
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using 4.2. Went in to to iTunes to sync the phone thinking the Photos icon would come back and nothing. How can I get my Photos (app) icon back??
I don't think that is even possible to delete the photo icon
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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As the person above me just stated, that's not possible. The Photos app is a native one, built-in to iOS. If deleting them were an option, A LOT of us would be thrilled to remove the stock weather/stock/compass apps nobody ever uses. Do you, by chance, have folders and accidentally dropped that app into one of those folders?
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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ouch, you are correct sir. somehow i moved the Photos icon into a folder and did not realize it. its back now

thanks!
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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ouch, you are correct sir. somehow i moved the Photos icon into a folder and did not realize it. its back now

thanks!
Glad I was able to help!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 02:23 AM   #6
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ouch, you are correct sir. somehow i moved the Photos icon into a folder and did not realize it. its back now

thanks!
If you DID manage to delete a standard app icon you'd be a hero. So many people have requested the ability to hide/delete apps like stocks or others they don't use.

Alas, it's just not possible. At least you got your issue solved, though!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 02:36 AM   #7
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If you DID manage to delete a standard app icon you'd be a hero. So many people have requested the ability to hide/delete apps like stocks or others they don't use.

Alas, it's just not possible. At least you got your issue solved, though!
I think there was a way to "hide" an icon by dragging it over into the very last position on the very last page, then bumping it off into the non-existent next page after last by dragging another icon onto the last page. Never tried it myself, though, and not sure if it works under the current OS -- I think I heard about this method when iOS 3.x came out.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 12:34 AM   #8
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Yes, it is possible

Just drag the unwanted apps to the last available page, then fill that page with other apps until the unwanted app 'drops' off the screen! I did this with the notes, stocks, weather and voice memo apps, as I have others that are by far superior to these! 1 problem, the solution is not permanent! As soon as you resync your iPhone/iPad, they come back and you have to do it all over again! Not that big of a deal, better than having to deal with them all the time!
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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I don't think that is even possible to delete the photo icon
It is possible, i did it. and I do not know how to get it back.
I have tried syncing my phone and it still is not back.
Any more suggestions?
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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It is possible, i did it. and I do not know how to get it back.
I have tried syncing my phone and it still is not back.
Any more suggestions?
Settings>General>Reset>Erase all Content and Settings. Restore as new or from a backup that you know contains what you're missing.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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Settings>General>Reset>Erase all Content and Settings. Restore as new or from a backup that you know contains what you're missing.
It's even easier than that. If you can't find it doing a spotlight search, then go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Home Screen Layout. No need to restore and all that.
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It's even easier than that. If you can't find it doing a spotlight search, then go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Home Screen Layout. No need to restore and all that.
Ooh, good call. I completely forgot about resetting the Home Screen layout.
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