iPhone Calendar Disappeared? How to Get the Calendar App Back on iPhone in iOS 15

Here’s how to get the Calendar app back on your iPhone if it’s disappeared. Whether you accidentally deleted the Apple Calendar app or the Calendar disappeared from your iPhone following an iOS update, your iPad or iPhone Calendar app going missing can lead to missed appointments. If your iPhone is running iOS 10 or later, the question of what happened to the iPhone Calendar app has a fairly simple solution. It’s likely you accidentally deleted the Calendar app icon, which is an easy mistake to make. But if you want to get the Calendar app back on your iPhone, you'll need to download the app from the App Store again. If you’re certain you haven’t deleted the Calendar app, we’ll also cover how to find hidden apps on your iPhone using Siri Search (formerly Spotlight Search) or an App Library search. Let's get started!

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What to Do If the Calendar App on Your iPhone or iPad Disappeared

If the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad disappeared, we know how to get the calendar back. We'll show you how to use the App Library or Siri & Search to find your missing Calendar app, or download it from the App Store if you accidentally deleted it.

How to Find Hidden Apps in the App Library

The App Library, first offered with iOS 14, offers a great way to keep all your apps organized. The App Library is also a handy tool that will show all your apps and help you find apps that are hidden, missing, or have disappeared. If you didn't delete your Calendar app, you'll be able to find in in your iPhone's App Library. 

From your Home screen, swipe left until you come to the last page; this is your App Library. You'll know you've made it to your App Library because you'll see every app on your phone, grouped into categories like Recently Added, Utilities, Entertainment, and more.

  1. If you see the Calendar app, tap the app icon to open it.
  2. If you don't see your missing Calendar app, tap the bar with the magnifying glass icon that says App Library
  3. Type Calendar into this search bar.
  4. You should see the Calendar app icon appear in the results list.

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  5. Touch and hold the app icon; a menu will appear.
  6. Tap Add to Home Screen.
  7. If you don't see the option Add to Home Screen in the menu, it means the app is already on your Home screen, but you somehow missed it while you were scrolling.

    app icon menu in app library

Whether you add your Calendar app back to your Home screen, or learn it was already there and you missed it, you can now move the app to a convenient location like the first Home screen or your Dock.

iPhone Calendar Disappeared? How to Add the Calendar Back to Your iPhone

If your iPhone Calendar has gone missing, use this tip to bring the Calendar icon back to your iPhone Home screen. If you accidentally deleted your Calendar app, you need to reinstall the app from the App Store. To get the Calendar back on your iPhone:

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Tap Search in the bottom menu.

    app store appsearch for an app in the app store
  3. Type the name of your missing app, in this case the Calendar app, in the Search bar, then tap Search.
  4. Once you locate the Calendar app, you'll see either Open or the download icon (a cloud icon with a downward arrow).

    tap searchtap open to open the calendar app

If you see Open it means that the Calendar app is installed on your iPhone already. You can simply tap Open to use your calendar right away, and go through your app folders later to find the app and put it in a more easily visible location. The download icon means that you somehow deleted the Calendar app from your phone; tap the icon to re-download the app.

Calendar App Missing? How to Quickly Locate Apps (Like Calendar) on Your iPhone with Siri & Search

If you didn't accidentally delete your Calendar app, then it might be hiding somewhere in a folder on your iPhone. Finding the Calendar app on your iPhone is easy using Siri Search, which will search both the App Store and your device. Here's how to search for a missing app on your iPhone with Siri & Search.

  1. Swipe down from the middle of your Home screen to activate Search. Alternately, navigate to your Today View by swiping right from your first Home screen
  2. Type the name of the missing app, in this case the Calendar app, in the search field at the top of your display.

    swipe down to open siri and searchenter missing app name in search bar
  3. The Search feature will present you with a list of results. The Calendar app should be among the top results.
  4. If the Calendar app is in a folder, the name of the folder will appear to the right of the app icon (if you've typed the full name of the app in the search field and ignore the suggestions that pop up before that). You can move your Calendar app out of the folder it's in and put it somewhere more visible, so you don't have to search for it every time you need it. 
  5. Tap go or tap the app icon to open the Calendar app.

    tap the app icon or tap go

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.