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How to get back Messages icon on Android and iOS

get back Messages icon

Accidentally deleting icons from the Home Screen is nothing to worry about as you can restore them with ease. If you did this with the Messages app, you can get back the Messages icon in a few simple steps. Learn everything below.

Accidentally deleted the Messages shortcut, how to get it back?

If you accidentally deleted the Messages icon from Home Screen, you can restore it from App Drawer (Android) or App Library (iOS). Just left on your iPhone or swipe up on your Android. Once you locate the Messages icon, then drag and drop should do the job.

1. Restore the accidentally deleted Messages icon to Home Screen on Android

If you accidentally deleted the Messages icon from the Home Screen on Android, you can easily get it from the App Drawer. These apps are always system apps so it’s impossible to uninstall them, so what you need to do is get the shortcut from the App Drawer or, in the other case, re-enable the app from App Settings.

To get the Messages shortcut from App Drawer, swipe up from the bottom of the Home Screen. Once in the drawer, locate Messages. Tap and hold on to the icon and drag it to the top and then to Home Screen. As simple as that. On the other hand, if you can’t find the app, open Settings > Apps > Messages and enable the app because it’s probably disabled.

If you are afraid that you might delete the Home Screen icon (shortcut) again, tap and hold on to the Home Screen, select Settings, and Lock the Home Screen. That way, you’ll prevent any changes.

2. How to get back the Messages icon to Home Screen on iPhone

To get back the Messages icon on your iPhone, you have two options. The easier one is to simply go to App Library, locate Messages, and drag and drop the shortcut from App Library to Home Screen. Alternatively, you can navigate to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset and then Reset Home Screen Layout.get back Messages icon

Just like on Android, Messages are an essential system app that can’t be deleted so you can only remove the shortcut and can’t uninstall the app. With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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