At times, you end up deleting important and useful apps from your phone either accidentally or because you don’t have sufficient storage. However, it is frustrating when the apps you purchased are gone due to software bug or virus. Most people wouldn’t want to pay for an app they have already bought once.
And guess what? It is possible to restore or download the purchased apps from App Store without paying a single penny!
How to Restore Previously Purchased Apps on iPhone
This is the easiest and quickest way to re-download apps on your iPhone.
Step 1: Tap on the App Store icon and launch it.
Step 2: Tap on the Updates icon available at the bottom right hand side corner.
Step 3: Click on Purchased.
Step 4: If you have Family Sharing enabled, click on My Purchased. (Enter the name of the person who purchased the app).
Step 5: In case you don’t have Family Sharing enabled, then click on Not on This iPhone.
Step 6: Click on search box and type down the name of the application which you want to download.
Step 7: Once you see the application, click on download icon to reinstall the app.
Note: Make sure, you click the download icon which has a cloud with downwards arrow on it.
How to Re-download Previously Purchased Apps from iTunes
It is possible to download previously deleted apps from iTunes as well.
Step 1: Launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click on Apps from the sidebar.
Step 3: Click App Store just below the playback window at the top center of the screen to go to the App Store.
Step 4: Click on Purchased from Quick Links section.
Step 5: You will see the list of apps on your screen that has all the apps which you have ever purchased and downloaded with your Apple ID on any iOS device. Browse the screen or use find (CTRL+F) to see the list of your past purchases from the iTunes Store.
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Step 6: Once you see the file which you want to download, click on download icon which has downwards arrow on it.
Step 7: It might prompt you to sign into your Apple account. Now you can download the apps on your computer and sync it to any of your iOS devices.
In case if you have the latest version of iTunes or if you can’t download or can’t see your past purchases, get help from your nearest Apple Store.
You can also re-download purchased music, movies, apps, or books to your App Store and iTunes.