How to Get an App Back on iPhone When Deleted
Accidentally deleting an app from your iPhone can be frustrating especially if it’s one you use frequently. However retrieving a deleted app is a relatively simple process that can be done in a few different ways. In this article we will explore various methods to help you get your app back on your iPhone.
Method 1: Re-download from the App Store
The most common easiest way to restore a deleted app is by re-downloading it from the App Store. Follow these steps:
- Open the App Store on your iPhone.
- Tap on the “Search” tab at the bottom of the screen type the name of the app you want to restore.
- Once you find the app tap the cloud icon with a downward arrow to re-download it.
- If prompted enter your Apple ID password to authorize the download.
- The app will be downloaded appear on your home screen or in your app library depending on your device’s settings.
Method 2: Check Recently Deleted Folder
If you recently deleted the app haven’t emptied the “Recently Deleted” folder you might be able to recover it without downloading it again. Follow these steps:
- Go to the App Library on your iPhone by swiping right on your home screen until you reach the last page.
- Look for the “Recently Deleted” folder tap on it.
- If the app you want to restore is listed tap on it select the “Recover” option.
- The app will be restored to its original location on your home screen.
Method 3: Restore from iCloud Backup
If you regularly back up your iPhone data to iCloud the app was present in one of your previous backups you can restore your device from that backup. However this method will replace the current data on your iPhone with the data from the chosen backup. Here’s how to proceed:
- Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
- Tap on your name at the top of the screen then go to “iCloud” > “Manage Storage” > “Backups”.
- Select the backup that you think contains the deleted app.
- Erase your iPhone’s content by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content Settings”.
- Follow the instructions to restore your iPhone when prompted during the setup process choose to restore from an iCloud backup.
- Select the backup you previously selected.
- Wait for the restore to complete your iPhone will be reverted to the state it was in when the backup was created including the deleted app.
Accidentally deleting an app doesn’t mean you’ve lost it forever. With the right steps you can easily retrieve a deleted app on your iPhone. Whether it’s re-downloading from the App Store recovering from the “Recently Deleted” folder or restoring from an iCloud backup you have several options to recover your deleted app without much hassle. Remember to regularly back up your iPhone to avoid permanent data loss in the future.