In the past, recovering deleted apps from your iDevice meant relying on backup or just repurchasing it. But that is history now. Compare to the early days, it’s now pretty easy to restore accidentally deleted app on your iPhone or iPad. Thanks to iCloud, Apple has made app management easy and hassle-free. What’s more, re-downloading the app doesn’t cost you anything if you’ve already bought the app.
How to Restore Accidentally Deleted Apps on iPhone and iPad
If you have set up Family Sharing on your iPhone, you can see My Purchases option on All Purchases screen. If not, the method to restore deleted apps will remain the same in iOS 13/14 and earlier versions of iOS.
Step #1. Launch App Store on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the profile icon at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Purchased.
Step #4. Tap on My Purchases.
Step #5. Now, tap on “Not on This iPhone” menu on top.
Step #6. Find the app that you deleted and want to re-install. Then, tap on the cloud icon right next to the app, and the installation will begin.
Alternatively, you can also search for the purchased app on the App Store.
When you download the app (that you’ve already paid for), you won’t be charged again.
You may also read our guide to find out everything you need to know about recovering deleted photos.
Now that you know how this trick works; return to it whenever you find your precious apps in the loss. Moving beyond this simple hack, we’ve covered quite a few posts related to the App Store. For instance, you can stop auto-play videos and also filter reviews. Do give them a look to get the most out of it.
You might want to take a peek at these posts as well:
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- How to Cancel App Store Subscription from iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
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