I recently had a situation where the Safari icon on my iPad was missing, I searched everywhere for it but it was on none of my many screens of apps, after some research I found that there are several methods to restore the Safari icon on an iPhone or iPad depending on different situations. Below I have detailed the methods I found.
- The first method is to check on all of your application screens, it might just be a case that you have accidently moved it off of your Dock bar and onto one or your home screens or a sub folder.
- The next step is to look in Settings | General | Restrictions to ensure restrictions is not enabled and if it is to check that Safari is set to Allow to ON(As pictured below)
- If your Safari Icon is still missing then I again recommend going into Settings | General | Reset and selecting Reset Home Screen Layout (As pictured below) note this is the procedure that restored my Safari Icon to the Dock bar
Warning for the above step: all home screen layouts, i.e. all folders will be removed and applications that were in folders will be moved to the root of your home screens. So if you perform the above step to restore Safari ensure you are ready to recreate your folders.
4.Finally if all the above steps fail a restore or reset to defaults may be required.
If all has gone well then you should have your Safari Icon back on the dock bar as pictured below