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    Messages icon gone from my wifes iphone 4
    My wifes icon for text messages is gone from the iphone and I dont know how to find it again...I tried in settings to see if i could restore it but to no avail.

    any help would be appreciated!

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    Silly question, but are you sure it's not buried in a folder? I would swipe over to the search screen and type "Messages" into it and see what it comes up with. Since that app is a "system" app (i.e. it's built into the firmware), I don't believe it can be removed. I'm guessing it's either gotten moved to another screen or gotten accidentally dragged into a folder.
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    I will try search, thanks! I thought the same thing its a system app so it cannot be removed!

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    Ok, I can search the messages program, but I cannot find the icon in ios. its gone, its not in any folders etc....any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Adams View Post
    Ok, I can search the messages program, but I cannot find the icon in ios. its gone, its not in any folders etc....any other ideas?
    So, it's out there, just not sure "where".

    Did you swipe through all of the screens? Look in all of the folders?
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    Yep, over 20 times....just to make sure!

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    Is this iPhone jailbroken by chance?
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    Nope, all stock!

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    Well Steve, I'm out of ideas. Seems like an odd one to be sure - especially considering it shows up on a search.

    Did anything unusual lead up to the missing icon? Any changes to settings or perhaps a kidlet playing around with her phone?
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    Oh yes, kid is what did it. he's 5 yo, and has autism, he loves the apps on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Adams View Post
    Oh yes, kid is what did it. he's 5 yo, and has autism, he loves the apps on the phone.
    Yeah, mine LOVE to move my icons around too, that's what made me think about it.

    I wonder if you can disable the Messages app in parental controls... I don't have mine on me at the moment, but I'll take a look around.
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    ok, thanks.

    let me know when you have a look. if not im going to be forced to call apple and pay to figure it out.

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    Or you can restore the thing and restore your apps and whatnot from iTunes. I'd never pay for apples help. Could be a glitch in the software and they will tell you to restore anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Adams View Post
    ok, thanks.

    let me know when you have a look. if not im going to be forced to call apple and pay to figure it out.
    Yeah, I did - I actually played around with a bunch of settings trying to make it disappear, but never could. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    I think rippingviper has it right. I would make sure you've got it fully backed up on iTunes and then do a factory settings restore and re-sync before you spend any money on Apple's support (who will likely advise you to do the same before you even get started).
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    cool. thanks a million.

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