How to Recover a Deleted iPhone App: Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever accidentally deleted an app from your iPhone and then realized that you actually need it? It can be quite frustrating to lose an app and not know how to get it back. Fortunately, there are ways to recover deleted iPhone apps, and in this step-by-step guide, we will show you exactly how to do it. Whether you accidentally deleted the app, or it disappeared after an iOS update, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn how to recover a deleted iPhone app.

Check Your Home Screen and App Library

The first thing you should do when trying to recover a deleted iPhone app is to check your home screen. Sometimes, apps can get hidden in folders or placed on other screens without us even realizing it. Take a close look at all of your screens and folders to see if the app is hiding somewhere.

If you still can’t find the app on your home screen, check the App Library. Introduced in iOS 14, the App Library organizes all of your installed apps into categories automatically. To access the App Library, swipe right on your last home screen until you see the search bar at the top of the screen. From there, scroll down until you find the category where the missing app should be located.

Search for the App in the App Store

If checking your home screen and App Library didn’t help you locate the missing app, don’t worry. The next step is to search for the app in the App Store. Open up the App Store on your iPhone and tap on “Search” at the bottom right corner of the screen.

In the search bar at the top of the page, type in either the name of the missing app or some keywords related to its functionality. The App Store will display a list of apps that match your search criteria. Look through this list and see if you can find the app you are looking for. If you do find it, tap on the download button to reinstall the app on your iPhone.

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Check Your Purchased Apps

If searching for the app in the App Store didn’t yield any results, another option is to check your purchased apps. This method works if you have previously downloaded and installed the missing app on your iPhone.

Open up the App Store and tap on your profile picture at the top right corner of the screen. From there, tap on “Purchased” or “My Purchases.” You will see a list of all the apps that you have ever downloaded or purchased using your Apple ID. Scroll through this list and look for the missing app. If you find it, tap on the cloud icon next to its name to reinstall it.

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Restore from an iCloud or iTunes Backup

If all else fails, there is one last resort that might help you recover a deleted iPhone app – restoring from an iCloud or iTunes backup. This method is only applicable if you have previously backed up your iPhone either using iCloud or iTunes.

To restore from an iCloud backup, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Follow the prompts until you reach the Apps & Data screen. From there, select “Restore from iCloud Backup” and sign in with your Apple ID. Choose a backup that contains the missing app and wait for the restore process to complete.

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If you prefer to restore from an iTunes backup, connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed. Open iTunes and select your device when it appears in iTunes. Under “Backups,” click on “Restore Backup” and choose a backup that includes the missing app. Click “Restore” and wait for iTunes to finish restoring your iPhone.

In conclusion, losing a valuable app from your iPhone can be frustrating but not irreversible. By following these step-by-step instructions, you now have several methods to recover a deleted iPhone app. Start by checking your home screen and App Library, then search for the app in the App Store or check your purchased apps. If all else fails, consider restoring from an iCloud or iTunes backup. With a little persistence and patience, you’ll have your beloved app back on your iPhone in no time.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.

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