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My iPhone was not working, so I decided to force reset it (pressing the home button in sync with the power button)

After this most of my apps were gone (including the settings, phone, messages, Facetime, etc).

How do I fix this?

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    A restore from your backup may be the best option.
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 21 '17 at 14:23
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    A restart should not remove ANY apps. That is strange. You can restore to factory defaults tho. Apple shows you how here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201252 Jul 21 '17 at 16:02
  • Welcome to Ask Different. It’s not clear why this is tagged with MacBook, watch, iPhoto. Can you perhaps edit what happens when you do a normal restart instead of a forced reset?
    – bmike
    Jul 21 '17 at 18:27
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A normal shutdown is in order. Press the sleep wake and slide to power off.

If that doesn’t help and you have an iCloud backup and can erase all content and settings, I would try that. If not, restore when you connect to iTunes and then restore a backup.

If you don’t have a backup, you might attempt one via iTunes first and hope you don’t lose all data.

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