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How to Recover Deleted Apps on iPhone/iPad

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It's easy to delete an App on the iPhone. You just need to long-press the app you wish to remove and hit the "x" in the top left corner. Once an app was deleted, everything associated with that app will be removed. Therefore it is very important to back up your important data before performing a deletion. But even that, you can't 100% avoid accidents from happening, especially if you have kids who might take your phone to play and delete your apps carelessly. In that case, you may need some measures to find deleted apps on your iPhone. 

And in this guide, we will present you with some tips to find recently deleted apps on iPhone.

Tips: If you don't want your kids to delete or download apps, you can block the deletion of apps by going to the Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > iTunes & App Store Purchases > Deleting Apps. Then, tap "Don't Allow." This feature is only available in iOS 12 and later. 

Part 1. Common Solutions to Find Deleted Apps on iPhone or iPad

Prior to finding and seeing deleted apps on your iPhone or iPad, let's dig into this issue more deeply. First of all, let's learn about some common situations where you may need to find deleted apps.

  • Can't restore an app from App Store but still can find it from the Home Screen through the search bar. 
  • Can't find an app on the Home screen after reinstalling it
  • Delete some built-in apps like Calendars and Maps but can't reinstall them again

If you're facing any of these problems, just try these solutions to find and recover deleted apps. 

Solution 1. Find Deleted Apps from App Library

Starting from iOS 14, Apple supports storing downloaded apps in its app library rather than the Home screen. If you've changed the settings to hide your apps before deleting them, then you can redownload apps from App Store and then go to unhide them with these steps: Go to the Settings > Home Screen > Add to Home Screen.

Find deleted apps from settings

Tips: If this solution doesn't work, just try refreshing your system by restarting your iPhone. Or you can also try updating your iPhone to the latest version, which usually brings some new bug fixes and important security patches to users. 

Solution 2. Reinstall the App from App Store

You can also find deleted apps by reinstalling them from App Store. Depending on whether you've purchased these apps, you can follow these steps to get the job done. 

If you want to reinstall non-purchased apps:

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store.

Step 2. Search for the app you want to reinstall. 

Step 3. When the app appears, tap the cloud icon to restore it. 

Step 4. Wait for the app to restore and you can open it from your Home screen.

How to recover delete Apps on iPhone or iPad - Tip 1

If you want to reinstall purchased apps:

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store. 

Step 2. Tap on "Updates" at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3. Click "Purchased" to see all purchased Apps in your account.

Step 4. Switch to "Not on This iPhone/iPad" to see all the apps that you have bought, but are not currently installed on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 5. Find the App you want to re-install and click the "Download Arrow" next to it to recover your deleted apps on your iPhone or iPad.

Solution 3. Retrieve Deleted Apps on iPhone/iPad from iTunes

If iTunes is working properly and you don't have problems like iTunes cannot sync to iPhone, you can use it to restore your deleted App.

Step 1. Connect the iPhone/iPad to your computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2. Tap on the "Device" tab and choose your iPhone or iPad.

Step 3. Click "Apps" in the "Settings" section.

Step 4. Find the App you want to re-install and click "Install" next to it.

How to restore delete Apps on iPhone or iPad - Tip 2

Note: If you have redownloaded deleted apps on your device but you didn't see them on your screen, go to check if you have enabled Restrictions for these apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Here's how to do check:

  • Go to the Settings.
  • Tap the "Screen Time"
  • Tap the "Content & Privacy Restrictions."
  • Next, tap "Allowed Apps." Make sure the switches next to the apps you want to recover are turned on.

Part 2. Recover Deleted Data from iPhone/iPad with EaseUS MobiSaver

As you can see, you can re-download and install deleted apps from App Store or iTunes whenever you want. But the case is not the same with other iOS files like contacts, messages, photos, etc. If you accidentally delete these files, then you will need to use some different methods to take them back.

If you're lucky enough to have a backup, you can directly restore your device from iTunes/iCloud backup. Otherwise, you'll have to use some iPhone data recovery tools to get the job done. Here we mainly introduce EaseUS MobiSaver to you. With it installed on your computer, you can:

  • Recover lost files, documents, videos, pictures, and more
  • Preview your deleted data before recovering
  • Recover data from iTunes or iCloud backup
  • Get lost data backup without backup

To recover data from iPhone, iPad, iPod, you need to download this program on your computer and then follow the steps below to do it.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Your PC

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Click "Recover from iOS device" on the left and click "Start".

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Step 2. Scan for Lost iPhone Data

EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan iPhone/iPad/iPod, and find present data and even some lost data for you. Just wait for the scan to complete.

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Step 3. Click the "Recover" Button

You can choose the lost data such as your photos, videos, contacts, SMS, notes, voice mails, and other files you want to recover and save those data to another location. 

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The Bottom Line

With the methods we offered in this guide, you can easily recover deleted apps on iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Considering that data loss can happen anytime and anywhere, we recommend you install EaseUS MobiSaver on your computer. With this iPhone data recovery tool, you don't have to worry about data loss anymore. 

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