Mail App Missing From iPhone? Here’s The Real Fix!

The Mail app is missing on your iPhone and you don’t know where it went. The Mail app allows you to link all of your important email accounts in one place, whether you prefer to use Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, or another email service. In this article, I’ll show you what to do when the Mail app is missing from your iPhone so you can start sending and receiving important emails again.

Why Is The Mail App Missing From My iPhone?

The Mail app is missing from your iPhone because someone deleted it. Unlike other built-in apps such as Safari or the Camera app, it is possible to delete the Mail app on your iPhone.

Reinstall The Mail App In The App Store

If the Mail app has been deleted on your iPhone, you can go into the App Store and download it again. When you’re searching the App Store, make sure you search for “Mail”.

There are hundreds of email apps in the App Store, so if you search something like “Mail app on iPhone”, it may not appear anywhere near the top of the list.

search mail in app store

Once you’ve found the Mail app in the App Store, tap the Cloud button to its right. The Mail app will download and reinstall on your iPhone and you’ll be able to use it again!

reinstall mail app on iphone

Keep in mind that when you reinstall the Mail app on your iPhone, it will probably be in a different place than you’re used to. You may have to swipe a few pages over on the Home screen before you see it.

I Reinstalled The Mail App, But My Accounts Aren’t There!

When the Mail app gets deleted on an iPhone, any of the email accounts you linked to it will be switched to inactive even after you reinstall the app.

To make them active again, open the Settings app and tap Accounts & Passwords. Under the list of your accounts, tap on your email address. Finally, tap the switch next to Mail to make your email account active again.

reactivate email for mail app

Hide And Seek

You’ve reinstalled the Mail app on your iPhone and you can start sending emails once again. Next time the Mail app is missing from your iPhone, you’ll know exactly where to find it! If you have any other questions about your iPhone, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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Dee Dee
3 months ago

love you both
what about mail forwarding (to stop)??

Dee Dee
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee Dee

How do I get my mail to stop forwarding on my iphone. I did not set it to forward but it does.

5 months ago

I now get a message that is is already on my phone, how do I open it then?

5 months ago

I’ve reinstalled & activated the accounts but now all emails in the inbox are from No Sender…

7 months ago

Thank you ❤️

Adrian nixon
9 months ago

I opened the apt store found my mail but when I leave it disappears again …every time I want to look or read my emails I got to follow this same process!!! Help

Nymeria Laine
11 months ago

Thank you! When I have an iPhone issue, and I have plenty, I always come to you for help ☺️

11 months ago

When I try to open my Mail app from the App Store it states that Restrictions Enabled – how do I turn restrictions off?

11 months ago

I opened the mail app but there is no iCloud download sign. It only says open which does take me to my account but it doesn’t get reinstalled on my homepage.

1 year ago

I opened the mail app but there is no iCloud download sign. It only says open which does take me to my account but it doesn’t get reinstalled on my homepage. I’m hoping you can solve this riddle for me, thanks!

1 year ago

No cloud. It says open.

6 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Mine also has no clue and says open. The actual app button is nowhere to be found on my home screens.

1 year ago

Hi, found the email app and reinstalled it but on accounts page the switch next to mail does not stay on!

1 year ago

Hi David, I’ll apologize in advance for this ridiculous question! My mail app was missing and I managed to redownload it, however, I’m guessing I have to resign in somehow. I don’t know how to do that????
Please help

2 years ago

Thank you!! I was going crazy because I couldn’t figure this out.

2 years ago

thank you thank you thank you!!!!

2 years ago

I want to add the mail app icon only

2 years ago

Thank you so much. I was stumped and after googling for help had a bunch of wrong advice. This was so simple!

2 years ago

Fantastic! Worked – after an hour of trying everything suggested elsewhere. Somehow, Mail had been switched off in each! THANK YOU!

3 years ago

I don’t have ‘accounts and passwords’ in settings.

3 years ago

Thank you – very helpful!!

3 years ago

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