Missing apps you had in Categories after 2.2 update? Read this!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JRomero, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. JRomero macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2006
    Here is a solution to make all of your apps visible again if you had them in Categories folders and they've gone missing after the 2.2 update:

    1. Go to your Settings
    2. Go to "General"
    3. Go to "Restrictions"
    4. Enable Restrictions
    5. Enter in a passcode and confirm
    6. Disable Restrictions

    All of your apps should be visible again. :D
  2. Aurial macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    You're an absolute legend!

    I though I was going to have to wait weeks for the jailbreak to come out so that I could get my Fieldrunners fix.

    Thanks a lot for posting this.
  3. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Unreal my friend, lifesaving moves right there, thanks a bunch!! worked like a charm!
  4. sotied macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2003


    I went to bed last night after the JB and upgrade and didn't realize until this morning that a good portion of my apps were invisible.

    Been trying since 8AM to install, uninstall categories and a slew of other things. I was ready to kick the stuffed dog.

    You're awesome.

    **I searched for invisible apps on here but only found this by mistake. Now with the terms in my post, others should be able to find this fix.**

    HOLY CRAP. Just did it and went from three dots to nine and I know more apps are off the screen.

    Is it safe to use categories again or should I trim my selections?
  5. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale

    Categories isn't working for me, after the above tip, my apps showed, so I tried to put apps into categories 1 at a time, but after I put them in and restart SB, when I go back into categories, categories would show 0 apps in it and my apps would be invisible again so I had to repeat the tip from above to get them to show, I finally just uninstalled categories all together..
  6. rpetway macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
  7. rnuts macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008
    missing settings

    My setting button was inside one of those categories folders. What can I do? Please help. Thanks
  8. rarity macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2008
    Thank you thank you!!!! This works!
  9. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
  10. manorpark macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2009
    London UK
  11. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    im on 3.0 and only had 1 app hidden that I couldnt find so I did the above, and now it has all the apps in folders and on the springboard.

    what should I do to put everything back in Categories? even tho they are in Categories already

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