How to Restore Deleted Apps on iPhone or iPad in iOS 13

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 Recover Deleted Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13

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 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.

Tap on Purchased in App Store on iPhoneStep #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.

Restore Deleted Apps on iPhone or iPad

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 from iOS device.

That’s it!

Wrapping up

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:

Have any questions? Share your feedback down below in the comments.

How to Restore Deleted Apps on iPhone or iPad from App Store

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


  1. What if the little cloud is grated out & nothing happens when u click on it? I also have some that I want to restore but they have a grayed out “get” .. Help?

  2. This works, but it doesn’t put the apps back in the folder where they belong, so you have to drag each and every one back. Still a pain in the a$$ if you are restoring 100 apps because iTunes said your Win10 upgraded computer was “not authorized” :-|

    • I’ve dealt with this problem too. If I click install button again, I will loose my setting for each app. Clicking install for many app will be nightmare too.

  3. I accidentally deleted a free app on my Iphone 5. It had pictures/videos on there and notes. I went back to download the app but my stuff is not on there. How can I get it back? The last backup on my phone was a couple of years ago and that is when the stuff was put on. Help please

  4. @shatellbuckmire27:disqus

    Go to Settings
    Go to Icloud
    Scroll down and find Backup ( third element starting from the end). Toggle on… Voilà ;-)

  5. i accidentally deleted the backup function on my i phone 6 how do i get it back? this app wasn’t purchased the feature was part of the phone. When i go into my storage there’s a little iPhone icon with my name next to it that i would click on to backup an when am done it would say turn off and delete, i did that and now its gone! not seeing the phone or anything asking me to backup in storage… What can i do???

  6. Thanks so much for a simple guide to my problem of deleting half a dozen Apps. No idea how but thankfully I have them back. You are a star. Thank you.

  7. Hi I deleted my sonos app accidentally but when I go into the reinstall from the App Store it won’t let me download it again – the app has the cloud next to it and when I click on it the spinning circle appears for a couple of seconds and then goes back to the cloud – any suggestions on how I can get this app back. Thanks

  8. QUOTE: “Re-downloading the app doesn’t cost you anything if you’ve already bought the app.”

    What if you acquired the App when it was temporarily Free on a promotion, and now has a Fee? Can it be downloaded and reinstalled without paying?

  9. OK… but the cloud icon doesn’t appear. Only a price. Im using the same Apple ID (I only have one). I had accidentally deleted this purchased app, and I don’t want to have to pay for it again.

  10. Thank you! I knew it had to be a simple fix and *poof* you provided it. I don’t even remember downloading/buying half these “cloud” apps. Sheesh! Thanks again!!

  11. someone please help me im trying to make an appstore deb file for my
    ipad 2 ios 7.0.4 somehow i deleted the appstore file in applications and
    now i dont have the app store app on my ipad..i went to the trash in
    ifile and its not in there.. so what i did was my brother has the same
    ipad and version so i took all the app store files i need from his
    device but when i put the files into my device the app just crashes i
    read somewhere that i need to make a debian file and install it that way
    with the files that i have im just not sure what to write in contro
    text document..someone please save my ass and my ipad 2 from being
    upgraded to ios8 and losing my jailbreak:(

  12. This kind of information is really helpful especially for those users who are still new in this kind of field. Thus, there are sometimes that you don’t intent to delete a certain apps and by this article they can now be able to restore those applications and be able to use it again. It’s a helpful way that you have shared this kind of information to everyone.

  13. This DOWNLOADS the latest app version. This is OK if the latest version is the one you want. It does NOT RESTORE an older version you may have been using and want to reload onto your iPad or iPhone in advance of upgrading to a more recent app version.

    • I deleted a color note app with a few notes in it. Following these instructions I re-downloaded the app from cloud, but all of my notes are gone! Any way to recover the saved notes or no?


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