Half of my apps disappeared

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Adzy12, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Adzy12 macrumors newbie

    Adzy12

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    When I woke up this morning and looked at my phone half of my apps had disappeared, even phone, messages and settings apps are gone. Running iOS11 dev beta. Has anyone else experienced this? What’s the best way to fix it?
     
  2. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Have you turned off the device and turned it back on?
     
  3. Adzy12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Spotlight Search or use Siri to open Settings. Try Reset all Settings. If you can't open it you'll have to connect to iTunes and restore.
     
  5. Adzy12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Setting wouldn’t come up, I’m trying iTunes update or restore. No more betas for me
     
  6. simonmet macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have access to you phone and decide to play a prank?
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    There is a reason why you should not install betas on devices that's used for daily tasks.
     
  8. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    This!! I don't understand why people do this. It's called beta for a reason.
     
  9. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Most non-dev people do it because they want to try bleeding edge features and see what they look like. And they do it because *usually* apps tend not do disappear completely, and because yes, there are bugs, but they're not that critical that you're completely unable to use your phone (at least, that's the way it has been so far for me with iOS and macOS betas).

    Every once in a while a completely crippling bug pops up and then you have to downgrade. Tough luck, it's not the end of the world. But please stop being condescending to those people who just want to try out new things. Not everyone can afford the luxury of having 2 phones, but they still want to try betas.

    The thread starter asked for advice. That's what these forums are for, among other things, so it's perfectly legit.

    </rant>
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    Why did it require a "rant" & how was I being condescending? You're trying to put words in my mouth.
     
  11. Adzy12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I knew there was a bit of a risk which is why I waited to hear feedback before I did it. I expected minor issues but nothing like this. I think the issue is more around my phone being 3 years old and starting to die, just wanted it to hold out until September ☹️
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    This is certainly a rare issue than anything else. I don’t see it over my 2 years iOS experience either.
     
  13. jaisin macrumors newbie

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    I have seen this issue three times in last month or so. First time was on iOS 10.3.3... I thought I was related to beta so I had to completely restore device to go back to 10.3.2. Then I got the error two more times on 10.3.2 which non beta.... I am not sure what causes it, but the last time I saw it happen I was holding phone and it was in process of updating apps. It froze and auto rebooted itself and when it came back on all apps including stock apps were gone. There was no way to access anything and the home screens were blank. When I called the device it didn't ring, but my Apple Watch did ring... not sure what's going on, so I have been doing iTunes Backups every 3 days now just in case it happens again
    --- Post Merged, Jul 16, 2017 ---
    My first guess was the home screen springboard app is getting corrupted somehow and that is why all apps including stock ones disappear from home screen and search. I will keep an eye on it and report back if happens again, but it seems like even if springboard was corrupted the dialer should at least show when a call comes in, but it doesn't... may be some larger system issue that can only be fixed by a complete restore and restore from backup.
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Or, when possible, replace the device. At least NAND chips. This issue is big enough to ask Apple for a replacement.
     
  15. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me too. But when I tried to restore to 10.3.2, it bricked and got stuck in reboot loop.

    The phone is with Apple now.
     
  16. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Is Offload Unused Apps on or off? It is in settings - iTunes and App Store
     
  17. lemimouth macrumors regular

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    I tought of that too (the offload setting) but in this specific case if it offloaded the Settings app there's a serious bug somewhere :p
     
  18. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    By no means iOS will offload its own settings app. By no means.
     
  19. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Have you checked how much storage you have. Perhaps you are almost out and there's a bug that is deleting things to make room to function
     
  20. anon.guy macrumors regular

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    Finally, some common sense.
     
  21. jaisin macrumors newbie

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    I have 7+ 256GB on non-beta 103.2 with 131GB free, so I don't think it is storage related. I do have a lot of apps installed though... Seems to be related to when the App store is applying updates to already installed apps and not new downloads.
     
  22. Eric W. macrumors newbie

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    Here's a thread on the Apple Developer forums, with two users (including me) experiencing the same problem:
    https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/71927
     
  23. DeepIn2U, Aug 19, 2017
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    DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    "The end is nigh". Sorry couldn't help recall wwdc 2017 opening video.

    I've noticed over large updates on WiFi lately on production iOS there are huge delays on apps updating (150Mb+ over non congested 10Mb download). I've ha stop pause and update again. Wonder how many more have brought their phones into stores that made Apple more aware of this. 3 models I've seen my experience on: 5S/6S/7.
     
  24. Mtmspa macrumors 6502a

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    I wish Apple would add code to betas that automatically brick the device if it was someone’s primary one. The number of forum posts would go way down.
     
  25. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    And Apple PR will be in a hell of mess.
     

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