Resolved Updated to iOS 12...now apps are not visible on home screen.

Kilo-9

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2011
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Pittsburgh, PA
I updated my iPhone X to iOS 12 and now the apps/folders on page 2 of my home screen are no longer visible. I can access and open them via spotlight search. Anyone know how to make them all visible again?
 

Kilo-9

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 13, 2011
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Pittsburgh, PA
Before I did a restore, I decided to contact Apple Support chat. The tech had me go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Home Screen Layout. This brought all of my apps back to being visible on the home screen. The side effect is that I have to redo all of my folders and layout. Oh well...I guess it's a good time to reorganize.
 

aengelbrecht

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Nov 13, 2017
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I noticed iOS 12 added a few extra icons on the home screen which moved some icons to a screen/page over and then my 2nd page was moved to a 3rd page. Had to swipe through screens and move icons and reorganize. Didn't loose anything, it was just moved around which forced more work to get reorganized again.
 

papbot

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May 19, 2015
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Yeah, iOS 12 made a mess of my iPad Pro’s home screen layout. Some apps were pushed to screens so far back I didn’t know they were there. It took me a while to bring them back to close to what I had originally.

I remember a previous iOS update caused one or two app icons to completely disappear and could only be located by spotlight search. I believe a device restart brought them back. If that reset option clears all your folders that would be a total disaster for me.
 

Kilo-9

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 13, 2011
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Pittsburgh, PA
I tried several restarts to no avail. I was relieved that the apps came back, but equally disgusted that I had to reorganize folders. And to make matters worse, Apple removed the ability to organize apps/folders/home screen layout from iTunes, so it has to be done manually on the phone.
 
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