Apple Maps App Disappeared? Here’s How To Find It

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Stuck trying to figure out why Apple Maps disappeared from your home screen?

Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. I know how annoying it can be to have this happen, especially when you need to get to a place quickly.

You might find comfort in knowing that hundreds of people are in the same situation as you. But the good news is that you’ve come to the right place to get this issue fixed.

If the Apple Maps app disappeared, chances are it’s hidden in your App Library or you accidentally deleted it.

Luckily, there are multiple ways in which you can find the Apple Maps app, these are:

  1. Go to the App Library.
  2. Unhide your home screen pages.
  3. Talk to Siri or use the search bar.
  4. Reset the home screen.
  5. Check the App Store.
  6. Update your device.

Read on to solve the issue!

#1 Go to the App Library

Apple recently added the App Library to their latest iOS versions. This library organizes your apps into categories, such as utilities, shopping & food, entertainment, finance, etc.

If the Apple Maps app has disappeared from your home screen, there’s a very good chance it was accidentally hidden in your App Library.

To check if that’s the case, please follow this quick guide:

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Swipe left until you find the App Library.
  3. Tap on the search bar at the top of your screen and type “Maps”. You should be able to find the app.
Find Apple Maps in your App Library

If you’d like to move the Apple Maps app to your home screen, please follow these steps:

  1. On the App Library, search for the Maps icon. It’s normally stored in the “Travel” folder.
  2. Press and hold the Apple Maps icon for three seconds.
  3. Choose “Add to Home Screen” from the options.

You can also add Maps to the Home Screen by typing “Maps” in the App Library’s search bar and pressing for two seconds the Maps icon. Then, you’ll need to move it to the Home Screen.

To avoid this situation from happening again, please go to the Settings menu and tap on “Home Screen”. Then, select “Add to Home Screen”. Now, whenever you’d like to download a new app, it will be automatically placed on your Home Screen.

Bear in mind that if you have hidden Home Screen pages, your new apps may be automatically added to the App Library instead of the Home Screen.

#2 Unhide Your Home Screen Pages

If you were not able to add Apple Maps to the Home Screen, chances are the app is on a hidden Home Screen page.

To check if that’s the case, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Press and hold the Home Screen for two seconds until the apps and widgets start shaking.
  2. Tap on the dots icon at the bottom of your screen to see your hidden Home Screen pages.
  3. Check the circle under the hidden Home Screen pages to unhide them.
  4. Tap on “Done” twice. If you have an iPhone SE, 8, or older, please press the home button twice.
Unhide your Home Screen pages

Once you’ve completed the steps above, please search for the Apple Maps app on all your Home Screen pages.

#3 Talk to Siri or Use the Search Bar

If you can’t find the Apple Maps app, you might want to ask Siri to help you.

To do it, you’ll just need to say “Hey Siri, please open Apple Maps”. Bear in mind that if your iPhone or iPad has a home button, you’ll need to press it to activate Siri.

But, if you haven’t enabled Siri on your device yet, you’ll need to:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and tap on “Siri & Search”.
  2. Turn on the switch next to “Listen for Hey Siri”. Then, tap on “Enable Siri”.
  3. Your device will ask you to say different phrases, this way Siri will be able to recognize your voice.
  4. Once the process has finished, tap on “Done”.

I also recommend using your device’s search bar to find the Apple Maps app. To do it, you’ll need to go to the Home Screen and swipe down. Then, type “Maps” in the search bar and tap on its icon.

Search for the Apple Maps app

#4 Reset the Home Screen

If you want to avoid this situation from happening again, you can reset your Home Screen layout.

You see, by doing this, all your installed apps will be shown in alphabetical order. This way, you’ll be able to find Apple Maps or any other app on your Home Screen in an easier way.

Follow this quick guide to reset your Home Screen:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and select “General”.
  2. Tap on “Transfer or Reset iPhone”.
  3. Tap on “Reset” and choose “Reset Home Screen Layout” from the options.

#5 Check the App Store

If you tried all the fixes above, but still can’t find the Apple Maps app, chances are you accidentally deleted it.

Don’t worry, this can happen to all of us. Luckily, you can manually download it again. You’ll just need to:

  1. Make sure your iPhone or iPad has enough storage space available. To do it, go to Settings>General>iPhone (or iPad storage)>check the color-coded bar. If you don’t have enough space, please delete any unused apps, documents, or duplicated pictures.
  2. Once your device has enough storage space, connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal and go to the App Store.
  3. Tap on “Search” at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Type “Maps” in the search bar at the top of your screen.
  5. Search for the Apple Maps app and tap on the download icon (arrow).

Once you’ve reinstalled the Apple Maps app, try placing it on your first Home Screen page. This way, you’ll be able to access it quickly.

#6 Update Your Device

If you checked the App Store and Maps was already installed on your device, you might want to check for any available updates.

By updating your iPhone or iPad, you may be able to solve the problem and fix other errors, such as location issues.

Follow these simple instructions to install the latest iOS version:

  1. Make sure your device has enough battery or charge it.
  2. Go to the Settings menu and tap on “General”.
  3. Choose “Software Update” from the options.
  4. If there’s an available update, please tap on “Download and Install”.
  5. You may be asked to enter your password.
How to update iOS version

Once you’ve updated your system, try searching for the Apple Maps app again.


That about covers it! I hope that this article has helped give you some more confidence in solving the issue.

If you take anything away, remember that if Apple Maps disappeared, you’ll need to check your App Library and hidden Home Screen pages. Moreover, you can reset your Home Screen, talk to Siri or use the search bar to find the app.

But, if that fixes didn’t do the trick, don’t forget to check the App Store and your device’s iOS version.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this article. If you ever experience a different issue while using Apple Maps or any other app, please check out our other related content. You’ll find multiple ways to fix it.

Have a great day!