Sometimes apps get deleted by accident, and sometimes we decide to delete an app intentionally because we have stopped using it or for some other reason (such as spending too much time on a game and becoming frustrated or bored). Quite often we regret it afterwards and want the app back. So, can you recover recently deleted apps without having to go through the rigmarole of reinstalling the app or paying for it all over again? Yes, you can! Keep reading to learn how.
How to Recover Recently Deleted Apps on These Common Devices
iPhone, iPod, or iPad
If you have an Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad you can restore the deleted app via the phone’s App Store. Sign into the App Store and click on Updates at the foot of the screen. Click on the Purchased option, and there you will see all the Apps you have purchased which are linked to your account. Find the one you wish to reinstall, click on the download option, and the app will be reinstalled on your device. There you have it!
You can also recover recently deleted apps via Apple iTunes in much the same way. Sign into your iTunes account, click on the Apps setting where you will see all the apps you have downloaded or paid for and click Install.
You can recover recently deleted apps via iTunes or the App Store and in most cases the App will be re-uploaded without any loss of information. So, whether it is WhatsApp or Candy Crush, you should be able to continue just where you left off when the app was deleted (and re discover just why you deleted it in the first place!)
For Android users, the process is much the same. Go to the Google Play store homepage and tap on the icon with three lines that sits next to the search box. From this you should see a range of options including My Apps and Games. Tap on this and you will see three choices: Updates, Installed, and Library. Choose the Library option and this will give you the complete list of apps you have downloaded but have since deleted. To recover recently deleted apps, just click on the Install button, and the app will be reinstalled onto your device.
It is easy to find the most recently deleted Apps, because they are stored in the Library section in chronological order meaning that the most recently deleted Apps sit at the top of the list where they can be easily accessed.
We all occasionally clear our phones and then regret deleting apps. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have lost the App or need to repurchase it. One of the great things about buying digital material such as apps or eBooks is that if you delete them and then decide to get them back, it is very easy to recover recently deleted apps (and apps that were deleted longer ago) without too much hassle.