Mail App Missing from Home Screen of iPhone [Solved]

Most corporate level and other essential information is shared through emails these days. Some iPhone users have found the Mail app missing from their home screen on their iPhones.

It is making them very frustrated because of not able to check their emails which can impact their work and other purposes. Earlier in the iOS 10 version, users were not allowed by Apple to remove any of their default applications within iPhone/iPad but now there may be a possibility that by mistake the user might have removed the default mail application by Apple.

Some other reasons behind this issue that we found are listed below.

  • The mail app must be disabled in Screen Time Restrictions.
  • The home screen layout got disarranged.

In this article below, we have listed some best solutions which can easily fix this issue and you can get back your Mail app on your iPhone.

Solution 1 – Enable Mail App in Screen Time Restrictions


Step 1: Open the Settings page.

Step 2: Go to the Screen Time option by tapping on it once.


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Step 3: Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.


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Step 4: Choose the Allowed Apps option.


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Step 5: Now make sure the Mail app toggle button is turned on by tapping on it once.


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Step 6: After it is turned on, check if you are able to get the Mail app on your iPhone’s home screen.

Solution 2 – Install the Mail App from the App Store

If any user has mistakenly deleted the app from their iPhones, they can get it back from App Store using the steps explained below.

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone first and tap on the App Store icon from the home screen.


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Step 2: Once the App Store is open, tap on the Search tab at the bottom of the App Store window.


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Step 3: Type mail in the search bar on top and tap the Search button on the keyboard layout as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: Now this will display all the search results.

Step 5: Look for the Mail app from the list and tap on the cloud symbol as shown below.


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Step 6: This will start downloading and installing the Mail app on your iPhone.

Step 7: After it is done, you can open it from your home screen.

Solution 3 – Reset the Home Screen Layout

If the home screen is disarranged because of some obvious reasons, then it can be restored by simply resetting the home screen layout on your iPhone. Here are the steps on how you can reset the home screen layout below.

Step 1: After unlocking your iPhone, tap on the Settings icon to open the settings page.

Step 2: Then tap on the General option.

Step 3: Scroll down the General page to its bottom and tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option.


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Step 4: Tap on the Reset option which is at the bottom.


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Step 5: From the pop-up context menu, tap on the Reset Home Screen Layout.


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Step 6: Then confirm it again on another pop-up window by tapping on the Reset Home Screen.


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Step 7: After the reset is done, check if the Mail has appeared back on the home screen again.

Solution 4 – Use Spotlight Search to get the Mail app

If the Mail app is just removed from the home screen of your iPhone, it can be opened by using the Spotlight Search on the iPhone. But if the search for Mail app is disabled, it is not possible. So we request you to verify if the Mail app is enabled for the search and then go ahead.

Follow the steps explained below.

Step 1: Open the Settings page by tapping on the settings icon on the home screen.

Step 2: Now scroll down the Settings page and tap on the Mail app from the list of apps.


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Step 3: After it is open, tap on the Siri & Search option under the Allow Mail to Access section at the top of the page.


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Step 4: Now turn on the Show App in Search option by tapping its toggle button as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: Once done, go back to the home screen on your iPhone.

Step 6: Swipe downwards on the home screen on the empty space at the bottom to open the Spotlight Search.

Step 7: Once it is open, type mail in the search bar.


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Step 8: Tap on the Mail app from the search results as shown in the below screenshot.


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