I cannot seem to find my app settings in the setting app after updating my to iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b).

The issue is still present even after waiting a night, so it's not an issue about apps taking a long time to load.

Were they moved or removed? If they were moved, can you tell me where I could now find them?

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    Could be a bug. I'm on the same beta with no problems. Maybe try force restarting the phone - if that doesn't work, file a bug report using the Feedback app – NoahL Mar 2 '17 at 1:23
  • It also takes my phone, as always, several seconds to a minute to register all the apps. I have always had this problem and this beta version hasn't really helped my phone with issues like these – Jackson1442 Mar 2 '17 at 1:32
  • @Jackson1442 Night has passed for me and the apps are still not there. I'm going to try to test out the other person's suggestion. – haykam Mar 2 '17 at 11:58
  • @NoahL I'm going to try a hard reset; can you make that into an answer so I can accept it if it works? – haykam Mar 2 '17 at 11:58
  • I swept closed all the apps on my phone immediately after opening settings (closing it too) and they came back - so far I have closed and reopened 4 times. Couldn't view them twice in a row ever since yesterday. Hard boot did NOT close the apps. They were still open after the restart. Apple support could not even help me. I found this by accident – Leslie Aug 6 '17 at 5:02
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I experienced this issue for the first time this morning, on iOS 10.3. To fix, I simply opened multitasking view (double-click Home), and ejected the Settings app. Upon reopening it, app settings returned beneath TV Provider.

I’m quite surprised at the number of bugs with the Settings app since iOS 10 (another would be the disappearing navigation arrow in the upper-left).

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    My applications disappear all the time from settings and I always do the close settings application from tasks to get them back. iPhone SE, iOS 10.3. – Daniel Aug 31 '17 at 22:38

This appears to be a bug in iOS and quite an old one at that. It may be caused by an app providing bad settings metadata, but I haven't yet found the true cause. I've seen two solutions work.

Your best bet is to try just killing and reopening the Settings app. I've seen this work on at least a few occasions so it should be your first attempt. However, if that fails you, another solution that I've seen work is to go into Settings->General->Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

However, be warned, you'll lose literally all your settings, including passcodes, fingerprints, wi-fi connections, device name, etc. etc.

Kill all te apps. Click the home button twice and swipe all the apps stored on your screen until they are all gone. Only your home screen should be showing.

  • This doesn't answer the question. Can you add more details to your answer to address, specifically, how this will resolve the problem? – fsb Sep 14 '17 at 13:24

Some of my apps but not all of them were showing in settings. In Settings ->Notifications, I was missing my Class Dojo app entirely. I was not receiving instant messages from my son's teacher but couldn't change the settings. Some online answers recommended uninstalling/reinstalling the entire SETTINGS app, but I didn't want to reset ALL my passwords etc. (I just did that a few weeks ago when I had to get a new phone after speaker wasn't working. In fact, that's when I started having problems). I just un/reinstalled the one affected app and that seemed to work. I may find others affected later, but so far it seems to have just been that one.

My solution was to uninstall/reinstall one app. It was then that all installed apps reappeared in Settings.

  • Why would anyone want to have to reinstall an app almost every reboot?! – haykam Aug 29 '17 at 22:11

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