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 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.
    – Peanut
    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?
    – Peanut
    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

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

I am a iOS developer, and I just ran into this in an app I'm building.

From what I can tell, the application is only added to the setting app if

  1. The app developer adds an additional set of files to the app called the settings.bundle which ops into listing the app in the settings app. If the developer has done this the app will be added to your settings app, when the app is installed on your device.
  2. Or if the user grants the application permissions that are listed under app settings (this includes things like location permissions, or notification permissions). In this case the app will not be listed in the settings app until one of these permissions is granted by the user.

By default the app will not be listed in the settings app by default. If you want to have it added to your settings app, try granting it permissions to send you push notification, or access your location.

There is an issue where, if you've denied the app permission to use these features, the app may not be able to ask you to give it permission again, and you will not be able to access it's permissions via the settings app to grant the app permission to use these features. In this case you will need to delete the app from your device and re install it in order for the app to be able to ask you to grant it permission.


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?!
    – Peanut
    Aug 29 '17 at 22:11

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.


I recently had this issue. It affected all OS on our side including iOS 15 and since I implemented Chromecast on our app, having the app settings for local network permission was super important.

We found something that works. In your info.plist, add the key Localizations and add an item. I added French because our app is a French app. This will add the app settings at installation.

Screenshot of Xcode .plist file showing the addition of Localizations item French

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