How do I recover vanished/deleted default apps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by agkm800, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    I know the default apps can't be deleted, but I managed to do it.

    Anyway, I thought a simple syncing would bring back the deleted default apps, but to no avail.

    My iPad is not jailbroken.
  2. mrboult macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2008
    London, England
    Just incase try doing a search for the app on the iPad. It is possible that the app has been pushed onto one of the 'hidden' screens.
    What I mean by that is that after the 8 or so screens available on the iPad applications can be pushed off into no-mans land but still be there.
  3. agkm800 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Yes, that's what happened. I can search them but how can I get those icons back???
  4. copydeskcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Simplest thing would be to do a restore from your most recent backup.
  5. kenmarable macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    I haven't had this happen, but what about clearing out intermediate screens? Since that typically moves everything up one, it might bring the no man's land icons back into view.


    I have no idea if it would work, but it's worth a try, I suppose, and can avoid having to do a restore and then re-doing any changes since then.
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Also if you reset home screen in General it will move it back to Apple's arrangement then Alphabetical order.

    "Return your iPhone to the default home screen layout at any time by tapping on "General" under "Settings," tapping "Reset" and then "Reset Home Screen Layout."
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    As a last resort "repurchase" them. I put that in quotes because you won't actually have to pay for them again. When you try to buy them you will get a screen saying that you have already purchased that app and would you like to download it again.

    If however you are charged again report it to Apple and you will get a refund.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I think if you connect your iPad to iTunes and look in the apps tab, those extra screens might show up. I've never tried this myself, as I've never loaded so many apps at once.
  9. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
  10. agkm800 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Thank you all for your suggestions. :)

    Well, to report back, none of the above suggestions worked. I had to use the Settings app and reset home screen as melman101 noted above. (It brought back all the apps and rearranged them in alphabetical order. :mad:)

    I was lucky that the Settings app was not deleted. At least, resetting home screen is much easier than the restore which wipes out everything.
  11. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    If you've got lots of apps, and in case this happens again, might be worth taking a screenshot of each apps page so you can always get back to your preferred configuration without too much anguish.
  12. shellbryson macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2006
    The sooner we get Folders on the iPad the better!
  13. FuzzyPeachez macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
    Sort of the same thing happened to me. I plugged it in, and it suddenly froze, and when it came back, ALL of the default apps were gone, even the "Settings" app. Everything is still there, but I can't access any of it. Yes my iPhone is jailbroken.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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