How to restore deleted apps on iPhone or iPad in iOS 17/16

How to restore deleted apps on iPhone or iPad

In the past, recovering deleted apps from your iPhone or iPad meant relying on a backup or just purchasing it again. But those ways are history now. Compared to the early days, it’s pretty easy to restore accidentally deleted apps on your iPhone or iPad.

Thanks to iCloud, App management is easy and hassle-free. What’s more, re-downloading the app doesn’t cost you anything if you’ve already purchased the app.

How to recover deleted apps on iPhone and iPad

If you’ve set up Family Sharing on your iPhone, you can see the My Purchases option on the All Purchases screen. If not, the method to restore deleted apps remains the same in iOS 16/15 and earlier versions of iOS.

  1. Launch App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Now, tap on the profile icon at the top right corner.
  3. Next, tap Purchased.

    Tap on Purchased in App Store on iPhone
  4. Now, tap the Not on This iPhone menu at the top.
  5. Find the app that you deleted and wish 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
  6. 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 can also read our guide to find out everything you need to know about recovering deleted photos.

That’s it!

Now that you know how this trick works, use it to easily reinstall deleted apps on your iPhone and iPad. 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 before they play and also filter reviews. Give them a look to get the most out of it.

Have any questions? Ask away in the comments!

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  1. Though I had it (and still have it) in my old phone, it’s not on the app store anymore. And strangely , it doesn’t show on purchased apps. The app I want is called Pushbullet.

  2. Reinstalling the app is simple. Just search for the app in the App Store and click on the icon to reinstall it. If it doesn’t seem to work at first, try restarting your device and then go for reinstalling it.

  3. Hello,
    I just checked, Pushbullet has been removed from the App Store by Apple and hence you can’t find it anywhere. Unless Apple restores it, you won’t be able to download it on your new iPhone.

  4. What about the data you acquired over the years on that app. I had no problems reinstalling it but all the data and progress was gone. Is there a way to get that back?

  5. I don’t have any of the options on my screen that you describe. I’m trying to recover Gin Rummy.
    It’s not working at all.

  6. The issue may be due to Screen Time limitations. Go to Screen Time → Content & Privacy Restrictions → iTunes & App Store Purchases → Enter Passcode → In-app Purchases → Allow. Also, check your Apple ID and ensure that it is the same one as before

  7. You’ll have to figure out if any kind of sync was on, like iCloud or the app’s cloud. Please contact the developer or search with the app name, if there is a way to recover the data, the developers would be able to help you.

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