Thanks to things like iCloud, Apple has made app management much simpler and hassle-free. Remember there was a time when, if you deleted an app, you had to either rely on an iTunes backup or just plain buy the app again if you wanted it so badly?
Things have changed a lot since that time. Now, if you delete an app, you don’t have to worry or panic. In fact, I’ve deleted apps so many times now that the whole thing has become very normal.
If you deleted an app from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can recover the app very easily. Re-downloading the app doesn’t cost you anything if you’ve already bought the app.
It all stores in the cloud (on your account) so don’t ever worry. Of course, make sure you have iCloud setup at all times so that every inch of the information is safely stored somewhere.
How to recover and reinstall deleted apps on iPhone or iPad from App Store:
Step 2: Tap on ‘Updates’ from the menu at the bottom
Step 3: Tap on ‘Purchased’
Step 4: Now, tap on ‘Not on This iPhone’ menu on top
Step 5: Find the app that you deleted and want to re-install. Tap on the cloud icon and the installation will begin.
Step 6: Alternatively, you can even search for the purchased app on the App Store. When you buy the app (that you’ve already paid for), you won’t be charged.
How to recover and re-install deleted apps on iPad:
Recovering deleted apps on iPad is easier.
Step 1: Open the App Store
Step 2: Tap on ‘Purchased’ from the bottom menu
How to restore deleted apps from iTunes on iPhone or iPad:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone / iPad to your Mac/PC and open iTunes
Step 4: If you just want to install one particular app, choose the app on the Apps list and click “Install.”
So that’s how easy it is to recover deleted apps. You can use this feature if you want to hide certain apps when you give the iPhone/iPad to your kids. Reclaiming the apps after you’ve got the iPhone and iPad back is easy!