How to Recover Deleted Apps on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted an app on your iPhone and immediately regretted it? Don’t worry, there’s a way to recover those deleted apps! In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using the App Store

If you have previously downloaded the app from the App Store, you can easily recover it without spending any additional money. Here’s how:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your profile picture located in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Purchased” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Choose “My Purchases” to view all your previously downloaded apps.
  5. Scroll through the list and look for the app you want to recover.
  6. If you see a cloud icon with a downward arrow, it means that the app is not currently installed on your device. Simply tap on the cloud icon to download and reinstall it.

This method is especially useful if you know the name of the app or if you’ve recently deleted it. However, if you can’t find it in your purchased list, don’t worry. There’s another method that might help!

Method 2: Using iTunes or Finder

If you have previously synced your iPhone with iTunes or Finder on your computer, there’s a chance that you can recover deleted apps from there. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes (or Finder if you’re using macOS Catalina or later).
  3. Select your iPhone from the device list.
  4. Click on “Apps” in the left-hand sidebar (or Finder sidebar on macOS Catalina or later).
  5. Scroll through the list of apps and look for the one you want to recover. Simply click on the cloud icon to download and reinstall it.

This method is particularly helpful if you have a backup of your iPhone stored on your computer. It allows you to recover deleted apps even if they are no longer available in the App Store.

Tips to Prevent Accidental App Deletion

To avoid accidentally deleting apps in the future, consider following these tips:

  • Create folders to organize your apps better. This way, you’ll be less likely to delete an app unintentionally.
  • Enable “Offload Unused Apps” in your iPhone’s settings.

    This feature automatically removes unused apps but keeps their data intact. You can easily reinstall them whenever needed.

  • Avoid rearranging apps too frequently, as it increases the chances of mistakenly deleting an app.
  • If you have children using your iPhone, enable “Restrictions” to prevent them from deleting apps without your permission.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of recovering deleted apps on your iPhone. Remember to double-check before deleting any apps in the future, and always keep a backup of your device to ensure you can recover any lost data.

Android - iPhone - Mac

 © 2023 UI-Transitions

Privacy Policy