iPhone Downloaded Apps Missing? Check the App
Use Search iPhone
You can access recently downloaded apps without opening the app library. For example if you need to find best pdf scanner for iphone. On the Home screen, swipe down on any page to display the iPhone search feature. Then find the app and click Go to launch it.
Just ask Siri
You can ask Siri to open any app on your iPhone. Press and hold the side button or say "Hey Siri" to summon Siri. Then say "Open [app name]" and the app should launch automatically.
Moving apps from the app library
If you want to use a downloaded app directly from your home screen, you can add it to your home screen using one of the two methods below.
Use the "Add to home screen" shortcut
Search for an application in the application library. Then tap and hold the app icon. From the shortcut menu that appears, select Add to Home Shortcut. You should see the app on your home screen immediately.
Drag to the main screen
Search for an application in the application library. Then press and hold the app and start dragging it. You should automatically exit the home screen. Release the app icon on the Home screen page where you want it to appear.
Reload apps to the home screen
If you want apps to appear on your iPhone home screen when downloaded, you need to change your iOS settings by following these steps.
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap the Home screen.
3. Under Recently downloaded apps, tap Add to the home screen.
Downloaded apps should now appear on both the home screen and the app library. If you want to go back to adding only apps, repeat the steps above but select the App Collection Only option.
New iPhone app downloads Not yet? Try These Fixes
If you can't find recently downloaded apps on both the iPhone home screen and the app library, it's a random bug or technical glitch. Here are some fixes to clear things up.
The latest iOS updates include several fixes for known iPhone software issues. If pending updates are available, you must install them by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Rebooting iPhones is a quick way to fix weird problems that happen from time to time. Go to Settings > General > Power Off and drag the power icon to power off the device. Then wait 30 seconds and restart it by pressing and holding the side button.
Uninstall and reinstall
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and find the app. Then select it and tap Remove App to remove it from your iPhone. Restart your device now and reinstall the app from the App Store.
Reset Home Screen Layout
Another way to fix a broken iPhone home screen is to reset it. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Home Screen Layout. Click Reset Home again to confirm.
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