Missing Safari icon on my iPad.

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    I don't know how it happened, but my son was using the iPad for his assignment and after use, he dropped it on my table. Now I discovered the Safari icon is missing from the iPad. What do I do and how can I restore it?
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    One of two things.


    Either he set Restrictions. You may need to ask him if he remembers setting a password, and what that password is,

    Or (hopefully) he dragged it into a folder, in which case Settings/General/Reset/Reset Home Screen Layout will bring it out of hiding.

    One thing he did not do is delete it, since its a native app and cannot be deleted.

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    The first thing to do is check all pages to be sure he didn't just move it to another page.

    I made my icon disappear by enabling restrictions and turning safari off. When I turned it on again the icon had been moved to another page. I do hope your son didn't play with the restrictions.
    You can find safari with spotlight search, but that is not the best solution.
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    And don't forget trying the "soft reset" by holding home and the sleep buttons, ignoring "slide to turn off", until it restarts. I hope you've found the solution that worked out for you.

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I think your question has been nicely covered....let us know how you went with all this great advice.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    hi i did all of those stuff but still it did not come out please help me....
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    If you've already checked your restrictions, and can't find Safari in Spotlight search, reset: in Settings - General - Reset - Reset Home Screen Layout. Maybe it'll appear then. You'll lose all your folders and everything you changed on your homescreen and have to arrange it again afterwards.

    Hope that helps.
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    Also, check Settings > Spotlight and make sure you've got Applications turned on (checked); other wise you wont see application when you search.
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