Redownload & Reinstall Any iOS App

Jun 7, 2012 - 4 Comments

Redownload and reinstall iOS apps

You can redownload and reinstall any previously purchased apps that have since been deleted from an iOS device, even if you deleted them a long time ago or never even installed them in the first place. Here is how:

  1. Launch “App Store” on the iOS device
  2. Tap on the “Purchased” tab at the bottom of the screen (iPhone & iPod users tap “Updates” and then “Purchased”)
  3. List Purchased Apps in iOS for redownloading

  4. Tap “Not On This iPad” or “Not On This iPhone” to see the list of apps that are not installed on the device
  5. Find the app you wish to redownload and reinstall and tap the download icon, it’s a cloud with an arrow on it
  6. Redownload and reinstall apps in iOS

This is what you’d do if you want to reinstall an app you deleted to quickly free up some space on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod that has run out of storage capacity. Likewise, this is the same procedure to restore an app that was accidentally deleted.

Another side to this is you can download and install apps you bought or owned on a different iOS device onto a new different one. All of this is possible thanks to the generous App Store policy that lets you buy an app once and then have free recurring downloads available for free, as long as it’s on an authorized device using the same Apple ID.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks, Troubleshooting

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  1. dungis says:

    It sounds windowsish but I swear if an app is crashing and you delete and reinstall it like this it will fix it sometimes. Try it out.

  2. Ruby says:

    Your instructions did not work for recovering an accidental deletion of an app. The purchased list did have it but the reinstall cloud was not an option nor was the app under the not on this phone. Do I now need to log onto my computer and try from there?

  3. Bob says:

    I tried to recover it, however the app does not show up in the not on this iPad section. What are my options?

  4. Cookie says:

    I accidentally deleted an app from my Iphone. I followed the instructions and an able to open and use the app but only from within the app store. How can I get it to show up on my home page again? I’m stumped.

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