Like Mail and Messages, Safari is part of the suite of applications preinstalled on iOS and macOS. Safari is also the default browser on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Therefore, you cannot remove or uninstall Safari like other applications preinstalled on iOS, such as GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, and Keynote.
If Safari is not installed on your iPhone, you may need to reinstall it. Well, you cannot reinstall Safari on your iPhone because the application is already present on your iPhone or iPad. Moreover, you cannot update Safari from the App Store because Safari is automatically updated when there is an iOS update.
This tells you not to worry if you can’t find Safari on your iOS device. The application is on your iPhone and all settings and data are intact, including navigation and connection information. Maybe Safari doesn’t appear because you accidentally deleted it from your home screen, moved it to a different folder, or turned the program off at some point.
Fortunately, you can easily add Safari to your home screen and open it as before. Find out how to restore the Safari icon on your iPhone with iOS 14.
Use one of the following methods to restore the Safari icon on your iPhone or iPad.
From the App library on iOS 14
- Go to the application library and open the Utilities folder. See: How do I find the iOS 14 application library?
- Look for the Safari application.
- Touch and hold an empty area on the screen until you see Shake mode.
- Tap the Safari application icon and drag it to one of the home screens.
- After moving the request, click the “Done” button in the upper right corner.
For example, like this. Similarly, in iOS 14, you can add other applications to the home screen.
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Searching for a safari with Spotlight Search
If Safari does not appear on the iPhone home screen, use the Spotlight search function to check if the application is in your Apps folder. This method also works with iOS 13.
To do this, drag the cursor across the screen when you are on the Home screen. At the top of the search box, type Safari. You can now see the name of a specific application, if Safari is in a specific folder. Normally, you can move Safari from this folder to the Home screen or to another folder in the application.
Searching in Safari in the application library
If you do not see Safari listed in the Utilities group, search for the application in the Application Library.
To do this, go to the App Library page and search for Safari. To place Safari back in the iPhone Dock, keep touching the Safari application icon until you can place it back in the Home screen. Then drag the application to the Dock.
You can also long press on the Safari icon in the App Libray and select “Add to Home Screen.” Note that if Safari is already on your home screen, your application folder or even one of the hidden application pages in iOS 14, the “Add to Home Screen” option will not appear.
Find the missing safari on the hidden pages of the home screen
Safari may not display if you have hidden the application page for a cleaner look in iOS 14.
To find Safari on the hidden application pages of the home screen
- Tap an empty space on the home screen or on the application page.
- In edit mode, press the Page Point button at the bottom center of the screen.
- Find the hidden application page using the Safari application.
- Highlight the page of a specific application to hide it.
- Click “Done” in the upper right corner.
Restoring the home screen layout
This is by far the easiest way to restore the layout and appearance of the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
NOTE: We do not recommend using this method, as it will reorganize all applications on the home screen and also remove widgets on the home screen.
To reset the home screen of iOS 14 to its default layout, go to Settings > General > Reset. Select “Reset home screen layout” and press “Reset home screen” to confirm.
Safari on iPhone without restrictions and without rebooting.
Parental controls on iOS allow users to restrict access to embedded applications. When you disable or turn off an application on your iPhone, it temporarily disappears from the home screen.
If you have disabled Safari, you will not be able to find it anywhere on your iPhone using the above methods. To access the Safari browser again, you must first enable the application. To do so,
- Go to Settings > Screen Time.
- Click on “Content and Privacy Restrictions.”
- Enter the password when prompted and make sure the button next to “Content and Privacy Restrictions” is enabled.
- Press “Allowed Applications.”
- Activate the shift key next to “Safari” to unlock the application.
Safari now appears on your home screen, and you can even find it in a search.
I hope you found this guide useful.
Frequently asked questions
How can I find the Safari icon on my iPhone?
Answer: A: If you can find it, press and hold the icon until all icons in the application start moving and drag it to the desired location. If you cannot find it, go back to Settings > General > Reset and click Reset Home Screen Layout.
How do I add the Safari application to my home screen?
Press the menu icon (3 dots in the upper right corner) and press Add to Home Screen.
What happened to my Safari app?
Check Settings>General>Options and make sure Safari is not disabled. … Drag the cursor from the center of any home screen and type Safari into the search box at the top of the screen. If it is in a folder, clicking on it will display the folder to the right of the application name when it appears in the search.