Updated: April 02, 2023
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by Oleksandr Kamennyi
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I was rearranging my Icons on my Ipad screen and my settings Icon disappeared

How do I retrieve it?

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Is it your iPad you are currently chatting with me on?

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yes the same Ipad


In order  to get your Settings icon back on your home screen, please first restart your iPad and see if the Settings came back.
If restarting didn't help, please carry out the following steps to restore your home screen to factory condition:

  1. Slide finger down on the screen to open Spotlight Search. Then, type SETTINGS into the search bar and search.
  2. Navigate to Settings ▷ General ▷ Reset ▷ Reset Home Screen Layout ▷ Tap Reset Home Screen to confirm.
  3. After confirmation, your home screen will be restored to the factory app icon layout.
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By using your instructions I was able to successfully solve my problem. Thanks for the help.

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