HELP!! I deleted the PHOTOS icon from my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by santie321, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?? :(
     
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    Sdahe

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    I don't think that is even possible to delete the photo icon
     
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    Caliber26

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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?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Caliber26

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    Glad I was able to help!
     
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    milani

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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! :D
     
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    Night Spring

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    deleted 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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    HazyCloud

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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.
     
  11. macrumors member

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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. :D
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Ooh, good call. I completely forgot about resetting the Home Screen layout.
     

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