My daughter removed some icons...

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by CasseyAbc, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. CasseyAbc

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    Aug 13, 2014
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    We've learned how to lock the controls so she can't do it anymore, but we can't figure out how to get icons back onto any home screen. We have to do a search for the apps to be able to use them, and some of them, we aren't sure what the name of the app is.

    Resetting to default didn't change anything but our background pic and make us go through setup again.
  2. J. A.

    J. A.
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    Nov 11, 2012
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Do you have a backup of the iPad before your daughter removed apps?
    If so, there's a simple solution: erase all content and settings, and restore from that backup.
    Here's the description of the procedure:

    You'll have to lock the controls again afterwards, because the settings will be chosen from that backup as well.

    If you don't have a backup, you'll have to go to App Store - Purchased and search the apps/icons that are still missing.

    Hope that helps.
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